Will My Eyes Look Smaller If I Widen My Forehead?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I want to increase the width of my face/head. My forehead area feels especially narrow and I defiantly want to make it wider, including my jaw and cheekbones. My concerns are that my eye and brow area is aligned with my forehead so by increasing my forehead width would my eye area look small and disproportionate? Secondly I also want to increase the width of my skull and at the back too because I have a flatter head. Another one of my concerns is with the safety and scars associated with these procedures.

A: in answer to your skull augmentation questions:

  1. While the side of the forehead and side of the head can be augmented with custom head widening temporal implants whether that may make your eyes look small can only be determined by looking at these effect swith computer imaging. I would need a front view picture to do so.
  2. While the sides of the head can be increased that would either eliminate or restrict any augmentation on the back of your head.
  3. Skull augmentations like these discussed are perfectly safe and can be done with remarkably minimal scarring.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon