Can I Have Forehead Brow Bone Reduction Be Done In A Male With A Shaved Head?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Here are the photos, I’m not exactly sure which surgery I want. I just want a normal looking forehead. If you can look at the photos and give me suggestions on what you believe is the best option for me that would be appreciated. Thank you.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. First we have to define what constitutes a normal forehead for you which by your description is one of reduction. Whether that is the forehead above the brow bones or includes the brow bones needs to be clarified. I have attached some side view imaging just to get a feel if this is the type of forehead change you may be seeking. Secondly, regardless of the change desired, you have a major aesthetic concern with any type of forehead surgery as all men who shave their heads do (and even in many men who don’t)…there is no favorable location to put a scalp incision to do the surgery. I would aesthetically question the tradeoff of a scalp scar for a forehead contour change.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana