Can My Forehead Be Reduced So I Dn’t Have To Wear A Cap All The Time?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have been really uncomfortable with my forehead/ temple appearance for as long as I can remember. I am really tired of having to wear cap to hide my rounded, prominent front. I would love to have a forehead that matches my lower face which I love. Please, find attached a few pictures where you can see my face. 

I look forward to hearing from you. 

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. Based on the description of your concerns and the pictures, it appears that you seek an overall forehead reduction with a less round and prominent forehead. The question is not whether that can be done, as it can, but whether he scar tradeoff to do so is a worthy one. It would really require a near coronal scalp incision for adequate access to do the procedure. While these scalp incisions can heal very well it is a fine line scar nonetheless back behind the hairline. For some male patients that can be a limiting tradeoff, for others it may not be.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana