Am I A Good Candidate For Hairline Lowering and Forehead Reduction?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in forehead reduction and hairline lowering. I would like to know if Im a great candidate for the forehead reduction and hairline lowering. I hit a brick wall when I was younger and that is how I have bumps on my forehead. Can you please respond back to me thank you!

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. I can clearly see your motivation for the forehead reduction and hairline lowering procedures with a long and high forehead and a large  protrusion of the frontal bone. You are correct in making the assumption that these two procedures would be of benefit. A less protruding forehead and a lower hairline would be very aesthetically advantageous. The key procedure of these two is actually the hairline lowering as a hairline that was 2 to 3 cms lower would help disguise the forehead protrusion significantly even though it can be reduced by burring somewhat. However, your scalp skin looks fairly tight, as most high foreheads are, and no more than about 1 to 1.5 cms of advancement could be obtained by simple loosening it up and bringing it forward. You would be better served by a first-stage scalp tissue expansion to create more hair-bearing scalp to bring forward. Then the second stage could be a large scalp advancement and bony forehead reduction. This would produce a much better result than a single stage procedure.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana