Apr
2014

Q&A: Is there anyway to fix my protruding forehead bone?

Ask A Doctor Question: 

Hi, my name is Chelsea and I am currently a college student saving up some money. The top of my forehead bone protrudes and comes in in the middle of the forehead and on top of my brow ridge, creating these dents on my forehead. My forehead is not flat and you can feel how much my forehead bone protrudes by feeling and even looking at it. It is really bothering and it is getting to me on an psychological level. Is there anyway you can fix this problem? I have photos is you are interested in looking at them. Thank you.

Answer: 

HOWARD A TOBIN, MD, FACS - LocateADoc.com

Chelsea
I have had experience treating the type of problem you describe.  In some cases, we contour the bone and in others, use silicone implants to fill in defects.  The exact treatment depends on the individual situation.  Photos may help but usually an examination is required, and on occasion, X rays may be needed.

--HOWARD A TOBIN, MD, FACS
325-695-3630
Abilene, TX

Answer: 

Steven M. Lynch, M.D., F.A.C.S. - LocateADoc.com

Chelsea,
You will need to see a craniofacial plastic surgeon who deals with these and other areas of the skull bones.  These specialists are usually located at the larger medical centers.
 
I am sure that there will be some recommendations other than fillers that will be more long lasting.
 
Good luck with your goals.

--Steven M. Lynch, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Albany, NY

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