Forehead bone reduction, also known as frontal bossing reduction or forehead contouring, is a surgical procedure that focuses on reshaping the frontal bone of the skull. It is primarily performed to reduce the prominence of the forehead and create a smoother, more aesthetically pleasing contour. There are several reasons why someone might seek a forehead bone reduction, with the primary reason being the desire to achieve a more balanced and harmonious facial appearance.
Examples of candidates for frontal bone surgery are individuals with a prominent or protruding forehead who feel self-conscious about their facial appearance. In rare situations where someone has what are called frontal horns, also known as frontal eminences or frontal bossing, they have protrusions or bony prominences on the forehead. They are located on each side of the forehead, above the eyebrows, and are part of the frontal bone structure, which can be reshaped and resized with a frontal bone reduction. Additionally, for transgender individuals or those seeking gender affirmation, forehead bone reduction can play a role in achieving the desired facial feminization or masculinization. Males typically have a flatter forehead, while females often have a more rounded and softer contour. By reducing the prominence of the forehead, individuals can achieve a more gender-appropriate appearance.
Prior to your forehead bone reduction, you will have a consultation with Dr. Ortiz to discuss your goals, and he will evaluate your facial anatomy, bone structure, and overall health. On the day of the surgery, you will be administered anesthesia before Dr. Ortiz makes incisions either along the hairline or within the scalp, strategically placed to minimize visible scarring. The choice of incision placement depends on factors such as the extent of the procedure and hairline pattern. Next, Dr. Ortiz will access the frontal bone by carefully lifting the scalp from the underlying tissues and reshaping it to reduce the prominence, width, or bulges, depending on your specific goals. This can involve removing sections of bone or repositioning and contouring the bone to achieve the desired aesthetic results. Once the bone reshaping is complete, Dr. Ortiz will secure the incisions using sutures or staples.
If you're seeking to enhance the appearance of your forehead and achieve a more balanced facial contour, or if you are looking to undergo gender reaffirming surgery for a more feminine or masculine appearance, forehead bone reduction surgery in Raleigh may be the solution you've been looking for. Our skilled, Raleigh board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ortiz, is here to guide you through the process, understand your goals, and tailor a personalized treatment plan just for you. Don't hesitate to take the next step towards a more confident you! Schedule your consultation today by contacting our clinic and let us help you achieve the forehead aesthetics you desire. Your transformative journey awaits. Get started by calling us at 919-532-2270 or filling out the contact form below.