Forehead Implant

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a forehead implant placed three weeks ago, but it seems a little too big. At this point, roughly how much swelling is left from the procedure? I’m just a little concerned as it has been quite a while after the surgery.Thank you for taking the time to read this and it is much appreciated.

Fig 8a Forehead Implant Design front viewA: I am afraid you have my at an informational disadvantage. I did not do your forehead implant surgery, I have no knowledge of what you looked like before your surgery, nor any idea as to the size and dimensions of your forehead implant. This is really a question for your surgeon who implanted it. You had the confidence for him/her to do the surgery, you should have the confidence in what they are telling you now about your postoperative concerns.

But as a general rule, 50% of the swelling is gone by 10 days after surgery, 75% by three weeks after surgery and 95% by six weeks after surgery. This it is still a bit too early to know what the final outcome will be. There is certainly still some swelling that remains so your recovery is still not yet complete.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana