What is SOS® surgery?
SOS® surgery AKA Supraorbital Bone Shaving , also known as forehead contouring or forehead reduction surgery, is a surgical procedure that aims to reshape and reduce the prominence of the supraorbital ridge. It is typically performed for individuals who have a prominent or protruding supraorbital ridge, often due to a genetically inherited feature.
SOS® surgery Explained:
During the SOS® surgery, the surgeon makes two small incisions along the hairline. The underlying supraorbital bone is then carefully reshaped or shaved using an ultrasonic device called Piezo device to achieve a more desired contour. The amount of bone removed or reshaped depends on the individual’s goals and the surgeon’s assessment.
After the bone contouring is complete, the incisions are closed with sutures. In some cases, the surgeon may also perform additional procedures such as Bella Eyes®, Trinity Lift® , Endoscopic Medial Brow Lift or hairline lowering (forehead reduction/shortening) to achieve optimal results and balance the overall facial aesthetics.
Anesthesia & Length of SOS® surgery:
SOS® surgery (Supraorbital Bone Shaving )is typically performed under general anesthesia to ensure the patient’s comfort and safety throughout the procedure. The duration of the surgery may vary depending on the complexity of the case, but it generally takes 1-2 hours to complete.