Can Anything Be Done For A Forehead That Is High And Sticks Out?

Q: Dr. Eppley, My forehead it’s very high and it also sticks out, I feel it takes the beauty away from my face. Is there a surgery to fix it and if there is I would like to know if it is too risky?

A:  The high protruding forehead is usually due to a combination of a hairline that is set back too far and the forehead bone having some degree of protrusion to it as well. It can be treated through a combination hairline lowering (scalp advancement) and burring bone reduction of the upper forehead bone. This procedure is very safe and has no significant risks to it…other than a fine line scar along the frontal hairline. Whether you would be a good candidate for this procedure would depend on how much laxity is in your scalp and the pattern and hair density of your frontal hairline. A review of any pictures of your face/forehead from the front and side view would be very helpful in determining if you are a good candidate for this forehead reduction procedure.

Dr. Barry Eppley