Can A Forehead Reduction Be Done At The Same Time As A Forehead Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in getting a forehead reduction and forehead implant. Can these procedures be done together or are there limitations? Will this result in a higher chance of shock loss or negative side effects?

A: By your description I believe you are referring to a hairline advancement (forehead reduction) and a simultaneous forehead augmentation. (implant) Whether such a combination of forehead procedures can be done depends on how much forehead augmentation is desired as well as how much forehead reduction is needed. I would need to see some pictures of your forehead as well as your goals to determine whether they can be done together or would need to be staged.

If the desired hairline advancement is not extreme and the size of the forehead implant is not too big, then I suspect both can be safely done together. But a hairline advancement greater than 10mms and a forehead implant thicker than a few millimeters, then there may be some tissue restrictions with combining the two procedures.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana