Would a brow bone reduction surgery be right for me? (photos)

I'm a 33 year old female and ive always had issues with how deep set my eyes were in my head, I feel they often get hidden by my brows bone. Would a reduction surgery be right for me or is there something else I can do?

Doctor Answers 4

Brow Bone Reduction

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Your brow bone does not seem prominent enough to do brow bone reduction. The reduction requires a large incision in your scalp to reach the area of your brow and the use of a drill to decrease the thickness of the bone. I do not feel it is worth it in your situation, as the result is not worth the risk. 

Sometimes trying a chemical brow lift with Botox can lift the eyebrows and mask the bony prominence in your forehead. I would suggest this treatment option first. 

Hope this helps, 

Javad Sajan, MD

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon

Probably need an actual exam

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I see what you mean, the outside part of your upper lid is full.  This can be due to excess skin, excess fat, bone, or a low hanging tear gland.  If it really bothers you I would suggest a face to face exam with a facial plastic, oculoplastic, or general plastic surgeon who specializes in eye surgery to determine exactly the cause of the fullness and the options for reducing it. 

Bryan Rolfes, MD

Bryan Rolfes, MD
Minneapolis Otolaryngologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Brow reduction

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Thank you for your question and photos. Looking at your profile photo, from what I can see, you don't have a BONY brow prominence and hence you don't need a brow bone reduction. You have pretty eyes and although they are 'deep set' they look natural and attractive. All these things are subjective, if it bothers you see a surgeon face to face and see what they recommend. Good luck 

Jeffrey Jumaily, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Bone brow reduction

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You are a beautiful woman and I wonder if yu should go to that type of extreme surgery. Ask a plastic surgeon

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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