How Can I Get My Forehead Horns Removed?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have had two lumps on my forehead for about 7 years now. They don’t bother me on normal lighting but when there’s a bright/sharp lighting, they are very visible. This has really been distressing and I’m very keen to get rid of these. What are the treatment procedures available for them? 

I have attached the pictures as well.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. You have the classic forehead horns or eminences. There are two approaches to elimination them. One approach is to burr down the bony eminences through a small hairline incision. The other approach is to build up the forehead above the brow bones around them with a thin layer of bone cement or a thin custom implant. Which approach is best depends on how you feel about the rest of the shape of your forehead.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana