Is It Possible to Achieve a Rounder, More Protruded Forehead?

I am a female and happen to have a very flat and receded forehead. This makes my profile look very weak. Is it possible to achieve a forehead that sticks out more, safely and effectively?

I read about hydroxyappatite and Implants ( but they have a higher shift rate though.) I don't want any complications. I know their are risks with everything, but I also know that some things are more riskier than others. Thanks.

Doctor Answers 3

Hydroxyapatite implant for forehead augmentation not advised

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It is not a good idea to have a hydroxyapatite implant placed in the forehead due to the numerous complications that have been reported in the literature and from my own personal experience. There are no other options for reshaping bony forehead. Consider a different hairstyle to cover the forehead.

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Augmenting the forehead

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Unless your forehead is really abnormal in appearance, I would not look to have it augmented in any way. Any graft material like hydroxylapatite may leave irregularities and be more of a problem than some flattening.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Contouring the Forehead

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Cosmetic surgery of the forehead is usually done in several conditions. In men, when there is a prominent (supra orbital) ridge behind the brows (giving the person an especially over-masculine / cave man) appearance it could be burred down. When a forehead needs to be augmented it can be done with application of computer generated implants or by application of PMMA (polymethylmerthacrylate) and burring it down as needed.

These procedures are far from being complication free and may not be for you if you "don't want any complications."

Cosmetic surgery of the forehead is usually performed by Plastic / Craniofacial surgeons and San Francisco has several excellent ones. You should see several of them and learn what each has to say before proceeding.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

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