Can You Reduce My Large Forehead Horns?

Q:Dr. Eppley, I have a question about skull reshaping. In the attached pictures you can see I have two bulges on my forehead, while the one on the right is more prominent than the left one. I think it is bone, as I had this head shape since I was a young boy, but the bulges seemed to grow more throughout puberty. I’m now 22 years old and guess, that they won’t grow much further. Anyways they really disturb me and I don’t feel comfortable with them being so large. 

Do you think this is something you can correct? 

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. You have the classic forehead horns of which your history of them is also classic….grew bigger after puberty. Such forehead horns can be completely reduced by burring. Their method of elimination is straightforward and 100% effective. The vexing question, however, is how to get there and not create scarring that might be considered just as aesthetically disturbing as the horns themselves. This is a common issue in males with higher hairlines of indeterminate long term stability. (indirect hairline incisional approach) The direct forehead wrinkle line approach subverts this issue but then one has to ponder how well the wrinkle line scar will do.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana