With forehead contouring, having a plastic surgeon who specializes in reconstructive head and neck surgeries is ideal. This region of the body has a very complex anatomy and requires extensive training to perform the correct surgical augmentations and produce the desired results.
To understand how forehead contouring can change your facial profile, here are the key differences between a masculine and feminine forehead:
The primary characteristic of a masculine forehead is the protruding ridge of bone above the eye sockets, which is called a “brow ridge” or “brow bossing.”
Masculine foreheads often have a flat spot that’s visible between the ridges of their two eye sockets.
Slope of the Forehead
Due to the brow ridge, a masculine forehead appears steeper and has a sharper angle between the nose and the forehead in a lateral view.
Everyone has their own specific goals for undergoing forehead contouring, which is why the procedure usually varies between patients. But generally, it involves reshaping the hairline, forehead bones, brow ridge, and the bones around the eye sockets to promote a more feminine appearance.
The procedure typically begins with a precise incision at the hairline or just behind it to access the bone structure underneath. Dr. Sedgh will then reconstruct and reshape the brow bone and other structural components of the brow and forehead until the desired result is achieved.
Gaps or indentations in the area may also be smoothed out with “bone paste” (harvested from discarded bone) or a biologically-compatible synthetic material, which will be used to fill the concavities.
Once everything is in place, Dr. Sedgh will close the incision with strategically-placed sutures to minimize visible scarring.