What Can Be Done About My Protruding Forehead, Big Nose And Small Chin?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m trying to achieve a more aethetically appealing face, by whatever means necessary. I’ve noticed my forehead protrudes in respect the level my eyes are at, making them look sunken and my face more masculine. I don’t believe it’s my bossing that sticks out, just my forehead in general, so i’m not sure how much of a result I would see with surgery. I’ve been told my nose is large, so I’m considering rhinoplasty as well. Additionally, my lips appear to almost “hang off” my face. I know this isn’t your forte but do you believe jaw surgery could be a solution? In general, I was just wondering what procedures you would recommend. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you!

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. I have done some imaging predictions based on the one side profile that you sent. What I have done is a forehead reduction, rhinoplasty and chin augmentation . If you look carefully at those changes, the most dramatic effects come from the rhinoplasty and chin augmentation. The rhinoplasty is key because your forehead and brows look so pronounced because you have a very deep radix. (root of the nose). One of the key manuevers in your rhinoplasty is the buildup of the root of the nose. By doing so that makes the forehead less retrusive in appearance alone.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana