Forehead Contouring

Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like to consult with you concerning forehead contouring. I am mostly interested in using an injectable filler to achieve a more vertical and convex shaped forehead.

A: Forehead contouring can be done by a variety of surgical and non-surgical methods. But their effects in achieving the desired forehead shape is not the same and those distinctions are very important to understand. The use of any form of injectable filler for forehead augmentation is not a good treatment method for forehead augmentation. Whether it is a temporary filler or fat material, the result will often be irregular and only temporary. While there is nothing wrong with injecting fat into the forehead any irregularities may or may not eventually resolve as the fat resorbs and heals. Using bone cements or an implant is far more reliable and produces a much better result. Getting the desired shape with a smooth contour requires a material that can consistently allow that to happen. And placing the material through a scalp incision is the best method from which to accomplish that goal. I would need to see pictures of your forehead to better answer what would type of forehead contouring procedure would work best for you.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana