How Can My Forehead Asymmetry Be Corrected?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I have an inquiry regarding forehead asymmetry. My right frontal eminence is larger than the left, I am unsure if it is due to natural asymmetry or perhaps from mild unicoronal crainiosynotosis. The left side has less projection and is generally flatter, which continues to the coronal ridge. I had a CT scan done a few years ago, which I unfortunately have had trouble locating recently. I am curious to the extent a unilateral custom implant could improve the symmetry of such a case. I recognize an issue in such an implant would be visible implant borders along the forehead.
Any feedback would be appreciated, and thank you for your time today.
A: Using a 3D CT scan a unilateral custom forehead implant can be designed to improve your forehead symmetry. With the feather edging of the forehead implant having a visible edge of the implant on the forehead, while a potential risk, is not something I have yet seen.
Dr. Barry Eppley