Forehead Horn Reduction

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was wanting to know if there is anything you could recommend to remove what I have read as forehead horns. 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 it grows. My idea is that i have a large forehead so smoothing out the bone (forehead bossing reduction) and a reduction of my hairline so the hair closes to the top of my head moves towards my front face.

Thank You, Please help!

A: The forehead horns that you have are classic in my experience and are all known aesthetic deformities of the forehead. The forehead horn reduction is a procedure that I do regularly. The challenge in doing this procedure in a male is the location of the incision needed to do it. As you have already mentioned you are considering a frontal hairline advancement. Such a procedure provides ideal access for a forehead horn reduction procedure. The only question now in a young male is what is the long-term stability of your frontal hairline? That would be the key question in moving forward with either procedure.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana