I Have a Dent on the Center of my Forehead, How Can This Be Filled/corrected?
- Asked by 11Dior in Westchester, NY
- 1 year ago
Bony contour or soft tissue deformity?
From your photo, it is a bit difficult to say, but it seems to me that the depression is more related to the bony contour of your forhead.
An in-person consultation will help to determine whether it is bony contour, or soft tissue deformity, as the treatments can be very different.
Treatment of forehead depression.
I have treated many patients with forehead dents and bumps. But the ffirst part of my plan is always to find the cause. This allows me to make sure the treatment will be successful. Usually a CT scan is done first to know if is the bone or soft tissue since the treatment is different. See an experienced surgeon for the best result.
Recontouring a Forehead Indentation.
There are a variety of filling options to improve the contour of your forehead indentation. These range from off-the-shelf injectable fillers, fat injections and even an injectable bone putty to build the bone area out. I am assuming that this is a soft tissue deformity and is not caused by an underlying bone depression. Either way, there are advantages and disadvantages to all of these approaches and it would be important that you have a thorough discussion about how they all work and how long they may last. It would also be helpful to know what caused this indentation or has it always been there.
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To answer your question it would be important to understand the nature of your "dent", forehead depression. For example was it from trauma with soft tissue atrophy, were you born that way (congenital), is it due to a bony depression in your skull. A CT scan and certainly an exam would be helpful.
In my experience though fat transfer might work, a more predictable solution would be with a long term filler such as Radiesse. If a bony deformity then "bone paste" or even acrylic, or permanent filler can be placed. Alternatively, Alloderm or other even a dermal-fat graft (which can be taken from an existing scar might be used to fill this in. My advise is to have a consult and work up by a board certified plastic surgeon and discuss in detail your options
Forehead dent treatment
I presume the dent isn't related to a trauma or surgery. An exam will help determine the soft tissue vs bone component.
Recontouring of the forehead can be done with soft tissue fillers or bone cement. This is best explored after having the area examined in person, though.
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