Forehead Horn Removal

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was wanting to know if there is anything you could recommend to remove what I have heard are called forehead horns.(forehead horn removal) They are wide and stick out of the left and right side of my forehead. They get bright when light shines on them and I feel more insecure as I grow older and they grow. My idea is that I have a large forehead so smoothing out the bone (forehead horn reduction) and bringing my hairline forward so the hair closer to the top of my head moves towards my front face. (forehead reduction)

Thank you please help!

A: Thank you for sending all of your pictures. What you have are classic forehead horns. The incision location of a hairline advancement procedure would be the only way to access them for forehead horn removal. While a combined hairline advancement and forehead horn reduction is a logical set of procedures to put together, the incision location must be carefully considered in a young male as the long-term stability of the frontal hairline may or may not be assured. In essence you don’t want to trade off one aesthetic problem for another….horns vs scar in a male with closely cropped hair.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana