Can My Long Forehead Be Reduced an Inch?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I don’t like having a large forehead. I would like it reduced by at least an inch. I understand by having the eyes done that will also can help. I also hate how one eye brow is lower than the other one. I am sending pictures from the front and side views so you can what I mean.

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. I can see the three issues of concern, your very long forehead, eyebrow asymmetry and extra skin on the upper eyelids. Most frontal hairlines (forehead reductions) can be advanced close to an inch, depending upon how mobile one’s scalp is after it is freed up. The advancement is always greatest in the middle and tapers out towards the temporal hairline. To improve your eyebrow asymmetry, more skin would be taken out on the left side than the right as it tapers outward. The upper and lower blepharoplasties would be done in the conventional fashion with skin and fat removal. The combination of all three would make for quite a periorbital and forehead rejuvenation effect.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana