How Can I Make My Forehead And Sides Of My Head Wider?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a young woman who has an abnormally narrow face / skull / forehead. My skull is considerably narrow while the width of my forehead is abnormally small which makes my forehead with a bulging deformation. The more I get older and the more it becomes unbearable. I wish I could find a solution in order to make this face more normal, balanced and harmonious. I recently discovered that skull implants I exists. Until this day I did not know. I would hope to widen my forehead at the level of the sides of my forehead and as well as my head size. I understand that it is not necessary to carry out a heavy operation because I think that it is just an insertion of materials on the surface since it is not even a question of touching the cranial box but simply of inserting materials under the skin? What is it possible to do dear doctor?
A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending all of your morphed pictures. Fundamentally your suppositions are correct in that there are custom head widening implants made just for the very purpose you described and have imaged on yourself…a complete head widening effect from the forehead back along the sides of the head.(see attached implant designs) You are also correct in that their placement is under the scalp on the bone in the forehead and on top of the temporalis muscle on the side of the head.The width increase you are demonstrating is probably no more than 5 or 6mms at the widest part above the ear.
Dr. Barry Eppley
A detailed description and pictures of your concerns allows for the most informed response.