The forehead is an area where we clearly see differences between the sexes. The big difference between the male and female foreheads is that men often have a larger and more pronounced forehead. The upper edge of the eye socket is also called the “eyebrow eye.” Female foreheads rarely or never have an eyebrow bow. Feminizing the forehead is the most commonly performed FFS treatment
During your first consultation with the doctor you can indicate what bothers you most and what exactly you want to change. Prior to your interview, photos are made for the medical record and they will be discussed with the surgeon during your consultation. As a result, he will examine whether you are a suitable candidate and will propose the most suitable treatment for feminizing the forehead. The surgeon also explains what this technique entails and what you can expect as the end result.
After this, you can make a well-informed decision about the desired forehead correction. Furthermore, the surgeon will ask about your health, medical background and possible medication use. If you use blood-thinning medication, you must stop this at least a week before the treatment.
During your consultation, the recovery period and any risks and complications will also be discussed with you. After this your consultation will be summarized in a treatment plan and the total costs of the treatment will be discussed with our consultant. The consultation takes approximately 60 minutes and aims to inform you as clearly and fully as possible about the forehead correction.
How does a forehead correction work?
This treatment is performed while you are under general anesthesia. To begin with, an incision is made along the hairline. The incision is done in the same way as with an operation where the hairline is moved downwards. The skin of the forehead is pulled forward. This means that the bone will be exposed.
The bone on the forehead cavities is then removed and reformed until the desired thickness and shape. The massive edges of the eye sockets are then planed. Finally, the adjusted bone is fixed in place with titanium micro screws. The heads of the screws are removed in order for you not to feel them and not to be visible through the skin. As with lowering the hairline, the skin is fixed on the bone to prevent retraction.
Right: Male forehead
Left: Female forehead
What are the advantages of a forehead correction?
No visible scars
Feminized facial look
No weakening of the skull
Surgeon with years of expertise
What can I expect after the forehead correction?
As with any surgery, scars can occur. The doctor is very careful when making an incision. This makes every scar formation minimal and hardly visible. When this procedure is performed in combination with hairline reduction, the scars are virtually invisible.
After the first night, the surgeon performs a post-op examination before you go home or back to your hotel. You will stay one night in the hospital in Aalst. You may experience swelling for up to a week or two. It is also common to have a small swelling that can last up to two months.
There is a possibility that you temporarily have no feeling in the forehead. This is normal and will disappear within two to four months. In some patients, it may take up to 10 months for their feeling to fully return. Although this feels uncomfortable, it is part of the healing process.