Upper brow bone; I want to reshape my upper orbit. What do I do? (Photos)
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Superior Orbital Contouring
You are referring to brow bone reduction that reduces the underside of the brow bone. This is known as inferior brow bone reduction. This increases the vertical distance between the upper and lower orbital rims and opens up the eye. Techniques to do so are either a coronal or upper eyelid incisional approach. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages
your question is difficult to answer without photographs of you. The picture that you show of a good example is a patient of mine. Submit photographs as described on my website and those of others to determine if what you want can be done.
Upper brow bone; I want to reshape my upper orbit. What do I do
Burring the upper outer orbital bone will soften the lateral aspect of the orbit, removing the over-hang. It requires a forehead lift type incision for access.
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Reshaping upper orbit
It is possible to lift the brows from their position in the orbital bone and to contour the bone and soften the orbital rim. When the brow ridge is very pronounced, making the forehead flat and contouring it might require removing bone and setting it back. The reason the forehead bone grows like that is that there is sinus behind it that is filled with air (it is not solid bone).
Sometimes the incisions required to be able to modify the bone of the orbit are much larger than the ones you need to only lift the brows. Therefore it might not be worth pursuing the bone contouring in some cases for subtle changes.
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