Forehead Bone Reduction

A protrusive or prominent forehead ridge and frontal bone is a masculinizing look which can often lead to sunken in looking eyes. To improve facial harmony and create a more feminizing balance to the face, hence ‘softening’ ones look – forehead bone reduction is done.

The amount of forehead bone reduction varies based on the amount of one’s prominence. The amount is ultimately decided during consultation and with the help of pre operative x-ray images. Usually around 3 mm of forehead bone is reduced or shaved away.

To accomplish forehead bone reduction, an incision is made along the hairline and dissection to the brow ridge offers visualization of the prominence which is carefully shaved off using a high speed titanium shaving system.

Often, this procedure is combined with a brow lift or forehead lowering procedure.

Procedure Overview

Before Forehead Bone Reduction Surgery
After Forehead Bone Reduction Surgery

Average surgical time: 2 hours

Anesthesia type: General in Certified Surgical Center

Estimated Cost: $11,000 USD


Back to work: 1-2 weeks

Return to exercise: 4 weeks

How Dr Mirmanesh maximizes your outcome

Scar optimization with silicone gel and adjunct laser scar therapy
Incision hidden along the hairline
Pain control with local anesthesia injection at procedure conclusion

Am I a good candidate?

Non smoker
No medical conditions that reduce wound healing
No history of keloids/abnormal scarring
Unhappy with appearance
Realistic goals

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