Can I Reshape My Forehead So It Is Wider?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello sir,I wanted to know whether you can change shape of my forehead?? I want a wider forehand!…Basically I want an oval face ! I have an oblong one now!!….My facial bones are wider than my forehead and it looks quite uneven… I want evenness to my face?? Is that possible? If yes let me know sir.

What are the complications ??

How much am I gonna suffer while treatment??

Any precautions ??

Is it permanent or temporary ?? 

A: In answer to your forehead widening questions:

1) Forehead widening can be done by a custom implant design that extends the sides down into the temporal area.

2)  I would need to see a front view non-smiling picture so I can do some computer imaging to show you its effects.

3) Such a computer designed implant is placed through a small scalp incision. Recovery is largely about swelling that will develop around the eyes but it is not painful. It takes about 10 to 14 days for most of the swelling to subside.

4) The implant results are permanent.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana