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Reshape Your Forehead

A prominent forehead with a heavier ridge (brow bossing) and wider shape above the eyes typically characterizes a more rugged facial contour. Bony brow contouring – or forehead contouring – at Sykes Facial Plastic Surgery reduces the prominence of the forehead, creating a flatter, smoother forehead for a more balanced overall facial structure. 

Why Choose Dr. Jonathan Sykes?

Dr. Jonathan Sykes brings over 37 years of exceptional care as he transforms the facial aesthetic of his patients with consistent results that exceed expectations. With an emphasis on compassionate communication and detailed observation, Dr. Sykes listens to his patients’ wants and diagnoses them individually to determine what would maximally suit their faces. In his hands, over 20,000 patients have achieved their goal of looking their best through aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries.

Dr. Sykes understands that a complete systematic and individualized consultation is the most crucial part of the patient’s journey, allowing him to thoroughly get to know their desires and use his masterful artistic eye for an outcome that goes above and beyond what the patient imagined. Being one of the top facial plastic surgeons in the world, Dr. Sykes is a trusted expert for patients and surgeons alike.

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What is Bony Brow Contouring?

Bony brow contouring is a highly customized procedure that reshapes the hairline and bones around the forehead, brow ridge, and eye sockets for a cosmetic enhancement that balances and softens the facial structure. Depending on the individual's specific goals, Dr. Sykes will contour the bony orbit to enhance the overall eyelid and brow appearance. This procedure can address a variety of forehead and brow-related concerns, including:

  • Protruding brow ridge
  • Bumpy or uneven forehead
  • Wide, sloping forehead shape

Am I a Candidate for Bony Brow Contouring?

Candidates for bony brow contouring are in good physical health and seeking a more proportionate brow bone with the rest of the facial features. Additionally, patients looking to change the facial structure by removing the masculine brow ridge, softening the forehead, and opening up the eye area to look more naturally feminine will love the results of bony brow contouring surgery.

The best way to find out if you are a candidate for bony brow contouring is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Sykes in his luxury Beverly Hills office. During your consultation, Dr. Sykes will perform a thorough systematic diagnostic evaluation of your facial anatomy while discussing your aesthetic goals to determine the optimal surgical technique to meet your wishes.

Brow Contouring Benefits

With the discerning, artistic eye of an expert facial plastic surgeon, bony brow contouring surgery can create a more pleasing forehead shape that better suits your desired facial aesthetic. Some of the additional benefits include the following:

  • More balanced facial symmetry
  • Softer facial profile
  • Repositioned hairline
  • Smoother brow and forehead contour
  • Rejuvenated eye area
  • Long-lasting results
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What is the Procedure Like?

Every bony brow contouring procedure is uniquely adapted to match your specific anatomy and goals. However, the process generally takes two to three hours to complete, and Dr. Sykes ensures you are comfortable using anesthesia or sedation. Dr. Sykes may use one of the following techniques with an incision placed at or behind the hairline to access the structural components.


This technique involves surgical shaving of the brow bone and best addresses cases with excess bone.

Shaving & Filing

This technique involves surgical shaving and filing of the brow bone to achieve the desired contour.


This technique removes the brow bone and remodels it to achieve the desired shape and size.

Reconstruction & Filing

This technique reconstructs the entire brow bone while filing it to reshape the structure.

The Recovery Process

After your procedure, you will need someone to drive you home. Bruising and swelling are common and typically last two weeks, although you may have mild swelling that persists for a bit longer. You can manage discomfort by carefully adhering to Dr. Sykes’ aftercare instructions. The recovery takes approximately ten days before you can return to your daily routine, and Dr. Sykes recommends avoiding strenuous activities for at least one month.

When Can I See the Results?

You will see an immediate transformation of the shape of your forehead and brow; however, the final results will take some time to emerge as the swelling gradually decreases. Once the swelling completely subsides, you will see your newly shaped brow and forehead contour.

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Schedule Your Consultation Today

A bony brow contouring procedure can help you feel a greater sense of confidence in your appearance. If you’d like to learn more about the options available to help you achieve the facial aesthetic you desire, call our office today or use our online form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jonathan Sykes for your bony brow contouring in Beverly Hills.

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