How Long Until The Swelling From Forehead Augmentation Goes Away?

 Q: Dr. Eppley, Just about ten days ago I had forehead augmentation through a hairline incision. Everything appears to have gone well and I have suffered no complications of which I am aware. The swelling has gone down considerably but I doubt if it is all gone. The scar across the hairline is still pretty noticeable. How long does it take for the swelling to go away and when will the scar become less noticeable.

A: I am glad hear that everything so far has gone well after your forehead augmentation and it looks very acceptable at this early point after surgery. At three weeks after surgery, I would say about 85% to 90% of the swelling will be gone. Over the next two months the very final remnants of swelling will subside and the absolute final shape will be seen. In my experience it takes a full three months before one should judge the final result of any craniofacial reshaping procedure. As for the hairline scalp incision, It usually takes several months, and sometimes up to six months, to judge the final outcome of the frontal hairline scar. Usually the frontal hairline scar does really well even in patients of significant pigment.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana