Supraorbital bone shaping surgery is a cosmetic procedure that involves altering the shape and size of the supraorbital ridge, which is the bony area above the eye sockets. This surgery is also known as brow bone reduction or forehead contouring.
The supraorbital ridge can have a prominent or heavy appearance, which can give the face a masculine or harsh look. Supraorbital bone shaping surgery can help to soften the appearance of the forehead and create a more feminine or aesthetically pleasing look.
During the surgery, the surgeon will make incisions either in the scalp or inside the mouth, depending on the desired approach. The supraorbital ridge will be shaved down or removed to create a smoother and more contoured appearance. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, and typically takes about 1-2 hours.
After the surgery, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication. The recovery period typically lasts 1-2 weeks, during which time patients should avoid strenuous activities and follow their surgeon’s post-operative instructions.
Supraorbital bone shaping surgery is a relatively safe and effective procedure, but as with any surgery, there are risks involved. These can include infection, bleeding, scarring, and changes in sensation or nerve damage. It is important to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon who can discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure and help determine if it is right for you.