Forehead Augmentation

Q: Dr. Eppley, With the forehead augmentation, does that include the space between the eyebrows? Do your forehead muscles heal over the bone cement? Could it be placed on top of brow bones or will that be risky because its too close to the eyes? How old do you have to be to get it done? and will it tighten the skin on the forehead and eyelids (if you apply it to the brow bones)? Sorry for too many questions 🙂 I just want to get the surgery done in a year or so but I can’t find specific information.

A: Thank you for your inquiry. In answer to your forehead augmentation questions:

1) In forehead augmentation the design and location of the augmented areas is determined by the patient’s aesthetic goals.

2)  Augmenting the brow bones as part of the forehead augmentation is common.

3) Age is not relevant to the procedure, it can be done from the teenage years to old age. The desire to do it is the only limiting factor.

4) Any forehead/brow augmentation will have some degree of upper eyelid skin tightening based on the size of the augmentation. But in general it has limited ‘eye lifting’ effects.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana