Can A Forehead Bony Protrusion Be Removed And Added To The Brow Ridges?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a small round bony protrusion on the middle of my forehead paired with a browridge. I was wondering if it would be technically possible to shave this bone and add this excess of bone to the browridge ? Thank you very much for your time.

A:While the mid-forehead bony protrusion can be removed  and added (recycled) to your brow ridge, such bone grafts will add very little volume and will likely undergo 100% resorption very quickly in the early postoperative period. So the question is not whether such bone transfer can be done but that will be ineffective both in volume addition and in retention.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana