Where Can I Put The Incision For My Forehead Horn Reductions?

Q: Dr. Eppley, My forehead has a weird shape to it. I’ve had two bumps (horns) on it for as long as I can remember. I would like them removed if possible. My concern is that my hairline is receding badly, so I’m unsure if I’m even a candidate to have the procedure done. I know that affects the placement of the incision(s). How much does the procedure cost. Please inform me of what you think. Thanks for your time.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your forehead picture. While such forehead horns can be successfully removed the challenge is the incisional access to do so. With your hairline being so far behind the front of the forehead it can not be used for access to perform the procedure. While incision further forward can be used for access my concern would be that you would just be trading off one aesthetic problem for another. (forehead horns fora visible scar)

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana