Can I Get Forehead Augmentation And Frontal Hairline Reshaping At The Same Time?

Q: Dr. Eppley,To give you a bit of historyI had hairline reshaping surgery several years ago. (I am a cis gendered female, I just wanted to make a few tweaks to my hairline) The outcome unfortunately was not what I wanted.

 My hairline was significantly lower than what was discussed, and the shape given was a prominent widows peak instead of the rounded feminine hairline I wanted. I came to accept it since I thought there was no way I could ever be able to achieve the beautiful high rounded forehead that I wanted. Since then I have been embarrassed of my hairline and just wish I would pull it back into a high ponytail without showing the obvious unnatural widows peak shape. What can be done for it now? 

A: While the forehead can be augmented/reshaped, that will not change the shape of the frontal hairline. The hairline can be shaped but then a forehead augmentation can not be done. Forehead augmentation and hairline repositioning are diametric procedures…forehead augmentation needs more skin as well as does trying to bring the hairline back and/or fill in the sides. The only way to concurrently accomplish both is a first stage tissue expander…which takes an ultra motivated patient to consider that staged approach.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana