Can Forehead Augmentation Give Me A Bigger More Masculine Forehead?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like to have a forehead augmentation. I am a female and have a small feminine-type forehead and would like a bigger more masculine forehead, one that is much more convex in shape. It is very clear to me now that the women I find the most beautiful almost all have a large forehead. Prior to the operation I will get permanent hair removal on the hairline. I think this hairline makes me look like an angry man from the sides. Thank you very much.

A: Forehead augmentation can be done to create a variety of aesthetic forehead changes. For many women that seek forehead augmentation, they are interested in a rounder or more convex forehead shape. This is one where there is no distinct brow break and a forehead shape that extends upward from the brow area in varying amounts of projection before heading back into the hairline. The degree of convexity, so to speak, is a matter of patient preference. The only issue in larger amounts of forehead augmentation is to make sure that it tapers gradually into the temporal line area on each side. Lack of a more gradual side transition can create a boxy forehead shape when the central augmentation amounts start to exceed more than 10 to 15mms.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana