Can I Get A Bulbous Forehead/Head Shape Reduced?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a very large bulbous-shaped head / large forehead that I have been derided all my life over. I never thought there was a corrective surgery though it has always been a dream. Would like to look into what’s available which would be a dream of mine.

A:I believe you are referring to the convexity/width at the sides of the head as one issue for which temporal reduction is the correct surgery. (see attached imaging) You have also referenced a large forehead for which bony forehead reduction can be done as well with the temporal reduction. (see attached imaging)  Besides their aesthetic differences what distinguishes temporal reduction from forehead reductio is the location of the incision. While temporal reduction surgery may be considered ‘scarless’, because the incision is done in the crease of the back of the ears, forehead reduction requires a less hidden incision location.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon