What Type of Forehead Reduction Do I Need To Make My Face More Proportionate?

Q: Dr. Eppley,  I have a wide and asymmetric forehead. I have asked people if the right side of my forehead was larger than the left side but they said they didn’t really notice. But my forehead is definitely bigger than the rest of my face. What would be the options for making the forehead more in proportion with the rest of my face?

A: Thank you for sending your pictures and inquiring about forehead reduction surgery. From the frontal view I see two issues that make your forehead appear wide. 1) The posterior temporal area at the side of the forehead (marked in black) and wide bony temporal lines of the more anterior forehead. (marked in yellow) The temporal widening is treated by a temporal reduction procedure done from an incision behind the ear. (scarless)  While the bony temporal lines can be reduced to make the forehead more narrow, this requires a scalp incision which is more aesthetically challenging in a male. Forehead reduction in a male requires a thoughtful approach to the decision for incision placement.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana