Can A Forehead Reduction Be Done In A Man?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was wondering if forehead reduction was possible. I have a high forehead and it makes my head look rather large. I also feel like my forehead comes outward too much like bossing. Can anything be done to fix these problems?

A: Forehead reduction is done by loosening and advancing the frontal hairline forward and removing the forehead skin that it overlaps. Since this is an open procedure, the bulging upper forehead (frontal) bone can be shaved down four to five millimeters for some mild bossing reduction. The key to doing this procedure is that the one must have a stable and fairly dense frontal hairline as this is where a fine line scar will result. This means that it is a procedure that can be done for many women but only in a very limited number of men. I actually have never performed a forehead reduction in a male for this very reason.  

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana