Can I Make My Straight Forehead Slope Back More?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I wanted to please ask if you could assist me with forehead reshaping surgery. I find the profile of my forehead very straight, and I’m looking for it to be more convex and backward sloping. Is this an achievable goal?

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. Your forehead profile is very straight for two reasons, 1) the upper forehead is very developed and 2) the brow bones are not. Thus in changing your forehead slope to a more retroclined angle the options include upper forehead reduction and brow bone augmentation. Upper forehead reduction alone is helpful in that regard but because of the limitation of the thickness of the frontal bone it will only change the slope so much. (see attached imaging) Adding projection at the lower end of the forehead (brow bone augmentation) helps tilt the angle back more. (see attached imaging) In the examples you have provided both of those men have more pronounced brow bones.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana