Can My Forehead Linear Scleroderma Be Treated By Fat Grafting?

Q: Dr. Eppley, linear scleroderma has disfigured my forehead. I have read about fat grafting as a good solution to correct the forehead.

A: Fat grafting is not a proper solution for your linear scleroderma as the forehead skin atrophy is too deep and the skin is thin and hyperpigmented. The correct approach would be to excise (cut out) the abnormal forehead skin and smooth out the underlying indent in the bone.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon