Will My Eyes Look Less Deep After Brow Bone Reduction Surgery?

Q:  Dr. Eppley, I am a 27 year old man and I’m thinking to have a surgery to reduce the size of my brow bone. My question is if the look of my eyes would change. Because I have read in other forums that such surgery might change the deep of my eyes of which I love their appearance. I would appreciate very much your esteemed opinion to my concern. Is it justified or not? Thank you very much.

A: It has not been my experience that the depth of one’s eyes appears any different after brow bone reduction surgery. This is because brow bone reduction in men, in particular, is about changing the bulge or convexity of the anterior table bone of the frontal sinus. It does not change very much the lowest edge of the brow bone or reduce it posteriorly which would make the eyes look less deep. I would have to see some pictures of you, particularly from the side view, to make that determination more specifically however. 

Dr.  Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana