What Can Be DoneTo Make My Face And Skull More Balanced?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in forehead augmentation and possibly rhinoplasty. I have put together a compilation of my head shots along with some of the “standard” head models. In short, I feel that I have a huge face and no skull. I would like to achieve a better balance between the two. So the procedures I was thinking of are 1) Forehead augmentation and 2) Skull Augmentation to the sides, up and back (if possible of course, sounds like a lot). I am also considering a rhinoplasty to reduce the width of my nose. Please see the attached compilation and let me know what you think. Thank you so much for a prompt response.
A: I have done some imaging based on what I see as the causes of your face:skull disproportion. Your forehead is sloped at a near 45 degree angle with no brow prominence. When combined with a long overprojecting nose and a short chin, your face looks out of proportion to your skull. By doing a forehead augmentation, shortening the nose and bring the chin forward with a central button implant, there is much better balance between your face and skull. I have attached some imaging to show what effects those procedures might have on your appearance. These imaging predictions are just a first pass on the procedures and more or less changes are possible.
Dr. Barry Eppley