Can The Dents In My Forehead Be Fixed?

Q: Dr. Eppley I am just wondering how I am able to fix the dent in my forehead above my brow bone? I want a more smoother look. How much would the procedure cost?

A: You are referring to the area above the brow ridges where you would like it to be more smooth and confluent as it goes upward into the upper forehead. That is a common request amongst females that I get. This involves adding material above the brow bone so that it creates a flatter, or even a convex shape, to the forehesad area. This has to be done through an open scalp (coronal incision) That cost for this type of frontal cranioplasty procedure is in the range of $8500. Several features influence the cost of the procedure including the type of material used for the cranioplasty procedure. (hydroxyapatite vs. kryptonite vs acrylic) This is an outpatient procedure that usually takes about 2 hours to complete. There would be some swelling of the eyes afterward as gravity pulls swelling downward. The trade-off for this forehead improvement is a permanent fine line scar in the hairline and some slight permanent numbness of the scalp near the incision line.

You may feel free to send me some pictures of your forehead for my assessment and your suitability for this procedure.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis Indiana