Can Forehead Reduction and Temporal Augmentation Be Done To Correct My Head Shape?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a 25 year old man and I believe I had scaphocephaly as a kid that wasn’t noticed or treated. Regardless, I have some temporal and prominent forehead. I would like my forehead to be smoothed or shaved down. The temporal narrowing bothers me but not as much as my forehead. What would the price range be and what’s the recovery time? Please get back to me asap.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. I don’t think you have form of scaphocephaly to account for your temporal/forehead concerns. While temporal narrowing can be improved with subfascial implant augmentation in a virtual scarless manner, such is not teh case with forehead reduction narrowing. While that can be effectively done the exposure to do so requires a long scalp incision which ultimately has its own aesthetic drawbacks. I would question in a young male like yourself the wisdom of that aesthetic tradeoff.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana