How Can Do Head Width Reduction?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am very interested in decreasing the overall width of my head. I have been reading about both the anterior and posterior temporal muscle reduction procedure and I think both would be a suitable procedure to decrease overall head width. Although I am concerned about thickness of my bone on my forehead which still adds a substantial about of thickness to my head size. Would it be possible to know if I would be a good candidate to have both anterior muscle reduction and forehead recontouring (forehead burrowing) by assessing pictures of my forehead?
A:Your question about head width reduction is a good one since the sides of the forehead and the temporal areas share a similar developmental origin, so often both are involved. The only way to answer that question is with computer imaging to show temporal width reduction without any change to the bony forehead so you can be the judge as to whether forehead reduction is needed as well. (see attached)
Dr. Barry Eppley