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

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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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Reducing forehead width

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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
Oakland Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Is Forehead Width Reduction Possible Without Altering the Hairline?

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

Kris Conrad, MD
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Forehead reduction

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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.

Siamak Agha, MD, PhD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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