Q: Dr. Eppley, I am trying to decide on whether forehead augmentation is right for me. If this procedure turns out right I would be beyond grateful but the size of the scalp scar does make me think about whether I should reconsider having this procedure done. But what concerns me most is the risk of asymmetry. I don’t want to have an asymmetrical hair line or forehead in general. I don’t know, however, if that’s a possible negative outcome when getting forehead augmentation. I also don’t want this procedure to change my eye shape. I simply want to add fullness to the area in between my brow bone and hair line. I usually wear hats or head bands at times to give my face an over all nicer flow. In this message I am attaching a frontal pic and an oblique view., I hate taking profile pictures so much but of course its necessary so I can be better evaluated.
A: I obviously can not tell you on a personal level whether forehead augmentation is right for you. All I can speak to are the potential risks and benefits. What I can tell is that through the open scalp approach, the forehead shape can be perfectly built up and be smooth. That is the advantage of seeing completely what one is doing. A nice buildup can be done between the brow ridge and the frontal hairline. It is quite clear were the buildup would be based on your profile view. This would in no way affect your eye shape nor would the forehead or hairline be asymmetrical.
I would say there is a very good chance that your need to wear hats may be eliminated…at least if this is the reason you are wearing them.
Dr. Barry Eppley