Bone Cement Forehead Augmentation

Q: Dr. Eppley, I saw you on the Real Self. I’ve realized that you are one of the very few surgeons who do bone cement forehead augmentation. I have somewhat of a flat sloped forehead.

I know this might be a little too much to ask without pics but what is the ball park price for you performing this procedure? Thanks much.

A: While I have used the technique of bone cementorehead augmentation a lot in the past, it is not my preferred technique today for aesthetic forehead augmentation. I prefer the use of custom forehead implants which allows the procedure to be done through a much smaller scalp incision with much great accuracy and smoothness than the use of intraoperatively shaped bone cements. They have a much lower rate or revision as they shape and thickness is preoperatively determined and made,.

That being said the use of bone cements for forehead augmentation consist of two types of material, PMMA bone cement and hydroxyapatite bone cement. Both need to be placed using a full coronal scalp incision. I will have my assistant pass along the cost of either bone cement forehead augmentation to you by tomorrow.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana