What is forehead contouring?
A lot of Asians and non-Asians have foreheads that are sunken in or irregular shapes. The only way to restore this is to put something in there.
What types of material can be used for this?
The material that’s placed there can be both artificial or your own body tissue.
The only body tissue that is available for this is fat and so a fat injection can be done to restore the contour. However, the fat is very short lasting, most of it disappears within a couple of months so it is not a viable solution for most people who have a large degree of contour deformity. But it can be used on people that have just small areas of indent or small irregularities in the forehead.
Patients also get lumps following this injection and I believe that this not an ideal material to use for forehead contouring.
Are there other types of material that can be used?
The great material for this is bone cement which is a synthetic bone. It is a material that really mimics the bone and is used by orthopedic or neurosurgeons to replace missing bones.
I use this to contour the forehead. I make an incision like I do for a browlift I go down and identify the areas that need contouring. At the time of surgery, I can really control the bone, because the cement is malleable and controllable so I can shape it to exactly what I want. I smooth out the bone and then I can do a browlift with it or just close the incision, and the recovery is fairly quick.
Would you recommend silicon for this procedure?
I prefer using this synthetic bone cement over silicon in this area. Unless you can custom make silicon for each individual, I don’t think is the ideal material, and sometimes in this area after silicon is placed you can get fluid buildup. With silicon there are a lot of complications and irregularities following this type of surgery.
Why is synthetic bone cement the best?
Bone cement is an ideal material for the area.
It is reasonably priced, it is really good to work with, you get a nice smooth forehead and patients can opt to choose any type of shape.
Make an appointment today with Edmund Kwan, M.D. today to find out more about Facial contouring procedure.
There is some risk of complications with any kind of surgery, anywhere on your body. However, with forehead contouring treatment from Dr. Kwan, the risk is quite low. He takes great care to screen all patients, ensuring that they are healthy enough for surgery. Due to his extensive experience and expertise, he has excellent judgement in location of incisions, the amount of bone to alter, and other essential factors. He uses very precise, safe, proven techniques with excellent outcomes.