Can My Forehead Bump And Scar Revision Be Done At The Same Time?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m a very active 28 year old man who has both a scar and bump at the top of my forehead. They have both bothered me for years. I have been meaning to contact your office for quite some time, but have been a little hesitant. I would like to learn more about my options. I guess we can discuss everything in more detail once we make contact. I tried to take the best pictures possible to make out my concerns. I took one with a ruler just to give you an ideas of the length of the scar, its about half an inch long. You can semi make out the bump I’m concerned about, the high point of it is around the location of the scar. I look forward to hearing from you.

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. I can see the forehead bump which I view as more prominent and obvious than the small scar. The scar can be used for incisional access to burr down the forehead bone bump. The real question is whether the concomitant revision done on the forehead scar would end up much better after it healed. This is because of two factors, your ethnicity with darker pigment (which notoriously scars poorly) and that there would be some stretching of the skin edges for the bone bone burring. (which could potentially cause the scar to hyperpigment or widen after healing)

Dr. Barry Eppley