Frontal Bossing Plasty
During puberty, the male skull develops a more rounded prominence above the brow line. This extends from the mid-forehead to the outward of the eye sockets, and gives that sharp defined feature that so strongly characterizes the male face. FFS specialists label this area as ‘front bossing’.
Women, on the other hand, have a convex appearance. Their foreheads appear smoother and flatter with less projection. HRT doesn’t affect the cranial shape, and consequently, a surgical option is the most viable solution to fine tune the angle, proportions and size in order to be aligned with the female form.
The procedure involves an ear to ear incision from that could be performed in two areas: in front of the hairline or in the hair bearing area of the head. During the consultation, Dr. Bensimon could suggest which option is best for a patient’s head unique size and form. This the most requested procedure requested by patients and the results are definitive and impressive. This surgery is often combined with a browlift, orbital ridge smoothing and/or hair line advancement.
After care is surprising easy since there is minimal swelling. After one week, visit your family physician or a walk-in clinic to have the staples placed during the surgery removed. The experience is easy, pain-free and fast. If you are in the Montreal area, Dr. Bensimon is available to remove them at his office. When the staples are in place following the surgery, he recommends sleeping with the head upright on the pillow as any slight pressure may cause some minor discomfort.
Depending on the thickness of the cranial bone, Dr. Bensimon can rasp or smooth out the bone with a recontouring material. Alternatively, he could also set the bone further back. These methods are extremely efficient in achieving a smooth forehead, and each surgical tactic is tailored to a patient’s unique size, shape and form. A frontal X-Ray and frontal sinus X-Ray are strongly recommended in order to plan for the most effective surgical strategy.
Dr. Bensimon applies an organic adhesive to remodel the bone. As opposed to inorganic ‘hinges’, these organic hinges have a low probability of developing bacterial infections or being rejected by the body. Dr. Bensimon could explain this methodology in further detail.