Forehead contouring & reduction surgery involves shaping the forehead bones and orbital bones (bones around the eye) to remove the ridge, open up the appearance of the eyes, and create a more naturally, softer appearance.
Overview of forehead contouring
The features of people’s face are what make them unique. faces are the first thing a person often sees. Males and females have different forehead shape. Men tend to have masculine forehead which is horizontal ridge of bone. While women tend to have smoother forehead. Forehead is one of the facial features that determine the gender of a person. Some women have prominent or masculine forehead, that they can change it with this small procedure. Some individuals are suffering from a receding or too-high hairline that can be fixed too.ye) to remove the ridge, open up the appearance of the eyes, and create a more naturally, softer appearance.
Type of forehead contouring
- Shaving: this method is suitable for patients with only small bussing or a small sinus. In this method, the surgeon burred away small amounts of bone
- Shaving and filling: this method is suitable when the projection angle between the nose and the forehead is already satisfying. Concavity after the bossing has to be addressed and the concave area above the bossing will be filled with bone cement.
- Forehead reconstruction: this method is the most powerful technique. The surgeon removes the anterior wall of the frontal sinus bone and remodels it for a smoother shape.
- Forehead reconstruction and filling: combination of forehead reconstruction and some filling with methylmethaccrylate
Forehead contouring Recommended For:
- The best candidates are people who desire to have better looking forehead
Before Forehead contouring
The surgeon will take a medical history of the patient. He also takes photograph of the forehead and examine it. Patients should not eat or drink anything 12 hours before the surgery.
During Forehead contouring
The patients undergo general anesthesia during the procedure .the brow bone is reconstructed to reduce its size, and the orbital bones are reshaped to reduce masculine characteristics. The surgeon usually removes, reshapes and reattaches the frontal bone so that it does not interfere with the underlying sinuses. If the forehead must be reshaped, to fill out a ridge or concavity a synthetic material (methylmethaccrylate) is used to create the desired more rounded shape.
After Forehead contouring
Patients should stay one night at the hospital after the procedure. A soft dressing is placed around the head which will be removed in 7 days along with all the stitches. Swelling and pain are common after the procedure. The surgeon may prescribe painkillers to control the pain. Patients are able to return to work and daily activities one to 2 weeks after the procedure. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least two weeks.