Forehead Augmentation or Forehead Contouring Surgery is a cosmetic surgery involving a patient’s forehead area from the upper eyebrow to the scalp line and from one side to the other of the head. When a patient undergoes a forehead contouring surgery, the earlier mentioned facial area is
made slightly smoother and less protrusive.
An incision begins at the hairline. Following this, surgeons usually use bone cement to perform the
augmentation. If the surgeon locates bony irregularities and protrusions in the brow area, these will
be smoothed out as well. The incision will be closed using medical staples to give the patient an
aesthetically pleasing and smooth appearance.
The duration of the surgery usually takes about 2-3 hours.
Care after surgery:
Forehead dressing is place on at the end of surgery and is removed the next day. In some cases, a
drain may be removed (not commonly) and it is removed the next day also. There is some mild pain
afterward but much of the forehead skin will be numb for awhile. Pain is easily controlled by pills.
There will be some swelling afterwards which is driven downward by the dressing and gravity which
affects the eyes and upper cheeks. It is most evident by two days after surgery and is largely gone
within seven to ten days after surgery. Absorb-able sutures are used in the scalp so there is no need for
Generally, the recovery time after this procedure is about 5-10 days. Quick recovery is possible
because the incisions are all made in the scalp area. Patients are able to do their chores in a few days
and go back to work within a week. Others can return to working out in two weeks after surgery.
We guarantee quality service and satisfying results of the operation but in cases of surgical
corrections, patient can assure a free of charge for revision. Please see before and after photos of Dr.
Tanongsak patients in the Photo Gallery (photographs showed are with patient’s consent).
Risks and complications:
Complications arising from a forehead contouring surgery are minimal since bone cement is used
instead of silicone implants. The only one that may come up is contouring irregularities. However,
most surgeons minimize this risk by sculpting and smoothing out the bone cement using specialized
Types of anesthesia use:
The procedure uses general or local anesthesia
The forehead augmentation procedure may be performed in the cosmetic surgeon’s office-based
facility, an outpatient surgery center, or at a hospital. This procedure is usually done on an outpatient
Preparation prior to Surgery
Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory
tests will be performed during consultation.
Blood and urine samples will be collected for routine preoperative laboratory tests.
Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with
circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and
throughout your recovery period.
Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and
supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery.
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase