How Much Frontal Bossing Reduction Is Possible?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi reaching out because I am considering forehead reshaping/ contouring within the next year, but I have a very prominent protruding forehead and don’t know how possible it is. Was wondering I could send a picture to get an idea if this is even possible?

A:Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. Like many patients with frontal bossing you also have a high long forehead (brow-frontal hairline distance) which exacerbates the appearance of the forehead protrusion. While frontal bossing reduction can be done it is important to realize that the forehead bone is not that thick so there are limits as to how much of the convexity can be reduced. (see attached imaging) There is also the issue on how to get there to do the reduction (incision placement but that is for a later discussion.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon