Why is my Forehead Like This Please Help?

is there something wrong with my forehead why is it as if swollen and fat please help......i have not hit my self or had any accidents please answer back thank you......or is it normal and im looking at my self too hard or im going crazy.

Doctor Answers 12

Prominent bones of forehead

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 No, you're not imagining this.  You have quite prominent bone ridges above the eye sockets along the lower portion of your forehead.  Using a bone rasp, these can be rasped down so they are not obvious.  This does, however, require exposure of the bone ridges using a Coronal Brow Lift incision.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Frontal Bossae

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This is a prominent frontal bossae. It is common in men. We can reduce this with a drill but it requires a large incision at the hairline with some recovery time. It is a common procedure I perform in the transgender population for facial feminization. 

Hope this helps.

Best of luck,


Benjamin Caughlin, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Normal variation of bone

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This is a normal variation of your bone. Unless it really bothers you there is no reason to do anything about tit.

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Forehead contour can be corrected with Radiesse

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Your forehead contour is a normal variation in the frontal bone and sinuses.  If it is a concern to you, the simplest solution may be to use a filler, such as Radiesse, to contour the adjacent areas.  This  filler typically lasts for about 12-18 months and would improve the overall contour without a major operation. This would also give you an opportunity to evaluate how the effects of changing your forehead contour appeal to you without a permanent commitment to the change.  

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Why is my Forehead Like This Please Help?

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The other surgeons are correct in that this is bone, and is a normal variant.  Now that you know this is normal, you can put your mind at ease.  Because it is normal, there is no reason to "correct" it, unless you simply do not like the way it looks! 

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Forehead Protuberance

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I agree with the other doctors who responded as to the cause of the forehead appearance.  But before going so invasive as to mold or reshape the forehead bone, I would consider camouflaging the protuberant areas with a dermal filler like calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse).

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It is difficult to diagnose without a physical exam. However this could be soft tissue , but most probably it is the bone ,this  is called frantal bossing. it can be smothed by surgery, through a bicoronal incision in the hair line.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Prominent Forehead

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Your forehead shape is due to a prominent frontal bone.  While it does result in a distinctive forehead it is one that is more masculine and would be much tougher to handle as a female.  I agree this really is not that easy a problem to fix.  Another issue is that the strength of the forehead makes the angle of the nose more severe.  Softening that nasal angle may help camouflage the forehead. This would be something you could discuss with your surgeon in more detail.  Good Luck!

Hannah Vargas, MD
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Frontal Bone Shaping

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You have either a large frontal sinus or thickened bone of the area you are looking at.  Most likely it is a combination.  It is important to note that this is often normal in men, but can indeed make you look sinister or severe.  I treat this problem 2-4 times every week.  Simply shaping the bone by thinning it or drilling is not advised in your situation for many reasons. 

There are very few surgeons with experience in treating this problem.  I advise you to avoid a filler of any kind (including fat), "burring" or "drilling" to shape the foreehad. Additionally, I do not believe that an endoscopic procedure would be the right thing for you.  There is not enough exposure through that type of surgery to correct your problem.


Jeffrey H. Spiegel, MD
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Forehead prominence

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This looks like bony prominence which looks at least fromt he photos within normal limits.  To treat this and lower the area may require shaving down the bone.  An exam is in order and usually a bone study to determine how thick the bone is and how large the frontal sinuses are.

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