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Forehead Contouring


The forehead is not one of the most noticeable facial features. In fact, it should not be attention catching, but it plays an important role in defining the shape of your face, and your profile. The Asian face differs anatomically from the Caucasian face in many ways, including the forehead. Asian foreheads tend to be flatter, sometimes excessively so. Additionally, some Asian individuals have excessive retrusion, which is the degree of the forehead's slope. If the hairline is especially highly, this feature becomes even more predominant.

Forehead contouring is a surgical technique for augmenting the forehead and making it shapelier. It is important to choose a respected, board-certified cosmetic surgeon, such as Dr. Nguyen, who has experience working with Asian patients. Correcting and enhancing the forehead, without altering the naturally beautiful ethnic contours of the face, takes a precise technique and great attention to detail. Dr. Nguyen is known for his professional manner, compassion, and ultra-natural looking results.

The procedure

The type of procedure used will depend on your preferences and desired results. In some cases, forehead augmentation and shaping can be accomplished with dermal fillers, but the results are temporary. Alternately, a synthetic bone grafting material can be implanted for firm, permanent contours. Your doctor will discuss your options and work with you to choose the best one during your consultation.

For surgical forehead augmentation, a board-certified anesthesiologist will administer the appropriate anesthesia, prior to the procedure. After the surgery is complete, you will recover in our office for about an hour until you have come out from under the anesthesia enough to go home.


When done properly, forehead contouring does not lessen your ethnic appearance. Instead, it preserves and enhances the natural beauty of Asian features. You can look forward to a more proportionate, attractive forehead, which can improve the overall shape and appearance of your face. You will not look like someone else; you will simply look like your most attractive self.

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Dr. Thomas T. Nguyen board certified plastic surgeon Fountain Valley, CA A Magna cum Laude graduate from Millsaps College, Dr. Thomas T. Nguyen is a board certified plastic surgeon. He brings with him a plethora of skill, expertise and knowledge given his 20 plus years of experience in the field.

Dr. Nguyen is presently the medical director of Orange County Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Center. He has engaged in research and contributed to many medical publications and continues to be deeply passionate about providing the best possible treatment for his patients.
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