Flat Forehead: Can Injections Be Used Instead of a Forehead Implant

forhead implants sounds risky so if someone has a flat forehead and wants to correct it can injections be used instead? would the results be good through injections?

Doctor Answers 7

Forehead Contouring? Consider Sculptra

In situations where forehead contouring is desired,Sculptra, a synthetic bio-polymer can be utilized. Sculptra in this circumstance is injected in a plane just above the bone, stimulating collagen growth and subsequent volume to the desired area.  The aesthetic benefits of Sculptra last about 2 years.

Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Flat Forehead: Can Injections Be Used Instead of a Forehead Implant

Our foreheads, like most facial and body regions, tend to be asymmetric with respect to height, width and
Furthermore asymmetry tends to get worse with age--- as facial aging is in large part facial bone loss and facial fat pad atrophy.  
Implants can create pressure effects on the soft tissues of the forehead, like the chin, leading to accelerated atrophy of the bone and soft tissues.
Fat grafting can be customized to the forehead, accurately minimizing asymmetry as well as enhancing the appearance of adjacent  structures, especially the brows and nose.
Finally, with more than 20 years personal experience, and the publication of recent studies, it appears that successfully transplanted fat can slow facial bone aging---via stem cells or growth factors.

Hope this helps

Andrew Kornstein, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Flat forehead

If you really have a flat forehead then fillers are not a solution. You  may want to consult with a craniofacial surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Forehead contouring with injections or an implant.

Implants are not "risky" if the surgeon is familiar with them. The main risk which is low is that of infection. This would require the removal of the implant. If someone has a smaller area to contour, fillers such as Radiesse or fat can give good results.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Best Non-Surgical Implant Method of Augmenting Forehead....Sculptra


Sculptra injectable can be used in the forehead. It is an off-label advanced technique to be sure to choose your physician most carefully.  Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Flat Forehead: Can Injections Be Used Instead of a Forehead Implant

YES! I recommend Stem Cell activated + PRP Fat Grafts about 30 cc's. From MIAMI DR. Darryl J. Blinski

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Filler Use to Contour the Forehead

The use of filler in the forehead can be quite effective.  The two most common places are in the glabella (between the eyebrows) and just above the lateral brow.  Care must be taken as this is one of the danger areas for filler where serious complications can occur.

Joseph Campanelli, MD
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
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