Do I Need Both Brow Bone Reduction and Forehead Augmentation To Achieve My Desired Look?

Q: Dr. Eppley, The more I analyze my face it appears to me that my forehead slope is largely due to an overly prominent brow bone that exaggerates it- especially between my eyebrows the brow bone appears to be very prominent. Do you agree with this or believe it is something else? My goal it to have a less slanted and more flat and upright forehead that is balanced with the rest of my face like the pictures I shared bellow. The other area of my face I would like to draw attention to is my chin. Because I have an overbite in my jaw it seems to make my chin look weak throwing off the rest of my face. In pictures looking directly at my face overall I like the way I look, and don’t want to change the shape/positioning of my eyebrows or jaw line. However from a side profile the sloped forehead and the weak chin to me are very obvious. I attached a pictures of how I look and a few pictures of how I want my forehead to look.

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. While you are correct in that you have an overly prominent/developed brow bone, that is not the complete problem. The backward slope of the forehead is equally an issue if your goal is any of the ideal pictures you have provided. To achieve that type of forehead change you need a combination brow bone reduction and upper forehead augmentation done at the same time.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana