Is Forehead Width Reduction Possible Without Altering the Hairline?

I read somewhere that minor skull burring is possible, can this also be applied to the forehead bone from the sides?

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Forehead Reduction Without Altering the Hairline

Yes, it is possible usually to take down portions of the frontal bone, through several small incisions.


Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon
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No

Forehead reduction or skull burring does not reduce the width of a forehead.  You generally need a hair transplant surgery to narrow the forehead.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Reducing forehead width

The question is about reducing the width of the forehead. I think the only way to do this is with hair transplants to the temple hair region. 

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
Oakland Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Is Forehead Width Reduction Possible Without Altering the Hairline?

Yes, it is possible by applying a special technique of placing the incisions to preserve the hairline.

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Forehead reduction

Yes it would be possible to burr down frontal bone prominences to some degree. I have done this in several patients.  However, they also needed hair line lowering with it. In your case, it may be different. See picture below.

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