Forehead Horn Reduction

Q: Dr. Eppley, I came across this website and saw some before and after images of craniofacial surgery. (forehead horn reduction) I was hoping to get some more information on this surgery. I’m very uncomfortable going out wearing my hair off my face as my forehead appears to have two bumps on and if I do I’m often asked if i’ve hit my head, which I get quite embarrassed by. It would be great to get some advice and what actions I can take. I look forward to hearing from you.

A: Thank you for sending your forehead pictures. You have the classic ‘forehead horns’ that are benign paired bin bumps that appear on the upper forehead. They are development in origin and are actually not that rare. They can be successfully removed using of two approaches. The first approach is to simply burr down the prominences so they are more confluent with the rest of the forehead. (forehead horn reduction) The other approach is to build up the forehead area around the horns to make for a smoother albeit fuller or more convex forehead. The choice depends on the patient’s aesthetic preferences for their overall forehead shape

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana