Would I Benefit From A Forehead Reduction?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’ve just come across your Instagram and I’m interested in getting my forehead reduced. It has troubled me all my life, it’s very protruding and I would love to get it reduced so it doesn’t stick out as much. Do you think it is possible for my forehead to look “normal”?

A:Thank you for your inquiry. The ability to reduce a forehead protrusion (forehead bossing) is based on the thickness of the frontal bone that makes up the forehead. Based on my extensive experience with forehead surgery I would predict that you could achieve the result illustrated in the attachment with forehead reduction reshaping. A preoperative x-ray would be needed to assess the thickness of your frontal bone and whether such result as illustrated is possible.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana