I have a large forehead. It also slants down similar to a caveman with a very thick brow area. I have always had to wear my bangs long to cover my forehead but since I am also receding now, my hair is becoming too thin to do this. Is there a way to get rid of the ridge as well as make the forehead smaller? What is the recovery time for a procedure like this?
Caveman Forehead Plastic Surgery
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Correcting "Caveman" appearance: Male Brow Reduction
Improvements you suggested can be made by burring down the thick bone beneath the brows. A forehead reduction procedure essentially shortening the distance between your hairline and brows can also be done with an incision at your existing hairline. I would then consider micro hair grafting to hide the scar and bring down the hairline further.
Hard to say without seeing pictures, but the first thing is that if an anterior hairline incision is used, then the hair bearing scalp can be moved forward to reduce the vertical height of the forehead. As to the slanted appearance in profile, a combination of reducing the thicker bone down low behind your eyebrows and potentially putting in a custom implant or filler to the upper forehead bony area could make the slanted look better. That is a lot of surgery and you would be swollen for a while though.
Various Techniques for Forehead
There are a variety of possible techniques to address your concerns, including a surgical hairline advancement procedure, a hair transplant procedure for hairline advancement, and perhaps an endoscopic brow bone reduction procedure.
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Yes, there is a solution
Your problem can be addressed in the following fashion. A hair advancement browlift can be done which lowers the hairline. Sanding down of the frontal bone will help with forehead shape. \
Because your hairline is receding, a concurrent hair transplant to establish a new hairling just in front of the brow incision will prevent the scar from standing out in the open scalp.
Frontal bossing and management of a prominent brow.
Yes there is a method to perform this. I do not want to imply or insinuate but it is commonly performed in transgender individual seeking to reduce the prominent brow that is typical of males and less common in females. We call this condition frontal bossing or a promininent supraorbital rim.
Your best bet is to seek a craniofacial surgeon with experience in this technique. It is somewhat complex.