Back of Head Reduction

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have always been insecure about my head shape and I wanted to know what exactly can be done and the cost. I would like a forehead reduction and the back of head reduction as well. I have provided a left and right profile image of my head. Please advise on what can be done. My head isn’t extremely large its just my forehead sticks out too much for my liking and also the back of my head but tell me your honest opinion. Thank you.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. While both the forehead and back of the head protrusions can be reduced significantly, my concern is the resultant scars from the incisions to do. The back of head reduction  is less of an issue because a relatively small horizontal incision can be made directly over it to reduce it and that scar line always heals very well. The only reasonably acceptable incision to approach the forehead is through a hairline incision right at the edge of the hairline.While that usually also heals very well, it does gove me some pause with your ethnicity and type of hair.

In my opinion the back sticks out further and is more ‘abnormal’ than the forehead but I think you probably feel the opposite about the two…and your opinion is really the only one that counts.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana