A woman who hid her big forehead underneath a fringe has spent $6,958 (£5,000) on a surgery to reduce it by 3cm.
Camilla Coleman Brooks, 26, from North Carolina, spent years with a fringe to disguise her 8.5cm forehead. The average female forehead is around 6cm in the US.
The mother-of-two decided to undergo forehead reduction surgery – after disliking the way her forehead looked and feeling self-conscious about it for ten years.
The two-and-a-half hour operation moved her hairline, and reduced the size of her forehead by 3cm.
An incision was made along the marked area of the forehead and hairline and the surgeon carefully cut out the area marked for removal before joining the top incision with the forehead incision.
Camilla Coleman Brook, 26, from North Carolina, who hid her big forehead underneath a fringe has spent $7,000 on surgery to reduce it by 3cm. Pictured, before surgery
The mother-of-two decided to undergo forehead reduction surgery – after disliking the way her forehead looked and feeling conscious for ten years. Pictured, after surgery
‘I used to look in the mirror and all I would see was a huge forehead,’ explained Camilla. ‘When I was younger I would always style my hair and notice how big it looked.
‘For the last few years I’ve hid it under a fringe or a hat. I am so happy with the results now that I’ve had the surgery.
‘I didn’t need the procedure to make me happy, but I love how I now look.’
Camilla used to hide her forehead underneath hats and fringes and felt incredibly self-conscious about it.
‘No one really bullied me for it but it was something I didn’t like,’ she said. ‘Having surgery was something I wanted to do for myself. It wasn’t that I didn’t like how I looked, I just wanted to be more proportional.’
She underwent surgery in February 2021 at Zeeba Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, which involved removing skin from her forehead to decrease it in size.
The two-and-a-half hour operation, costing $7,000, moved her hairline, and reduced the size of her forehead by 3cm. Pictured, left before the procedure, and right after
Camilla had to wear a bandage for a few days after the surgery and has a scar and swelling from the incision. Pictured, after surgery
‘My forehead used to be 8.5cm and now it is 5.5cm,’ she said. ‘It’s an amazing difference.’
Camilla had to wear a bandage for a few days after the surgery and has a scar and swelling from the incision.
‘I couldn’t move my eyebrows properly for the first few days but it’s back to normal now,’ she said. ‘The top part of my forehead is still numb and it may take a while for the feeling to return there.’
The scar should heal within a few weeks but Camilla is already happy with the results.
‘I look in the mirror and I love it,’ she explained. ‘I didn’t need it to be happier, but I am so glad I did it.’
Camilla’s partner, Terrance, 26, a soldier in the army, is supportive of her decision.
The model’s forehead was 8.5cm before, with the average female forehead being around 6cm in the US. Pictured, after surgery. Pictured, after surgery
An incision was made along the marked area of the forehead and hairline and the surgeon carefully cut out the area marked for removal before joining the top incision with the forehead incision. Pictured, after surgery
Camilla has received some negative comments from her decision to have surgery but stands by having the operation.
‘It’s my body,’ she said. ‘I think people are so shocked by it because it is something they haven’t heard of.’
She is open with her children Owen, four, and Dorian, seven and believes that we should be able to do what we want with our bodies.
‘It was something I wanted to do for myself and I couldn’t be happier with the results,’ she added.
Bahman Guyuron at the Zeeba Clinic commented: ‘Forehead shortening is not common but the need for it.
‘It’s not a common operation as there is a lack of publicity for it and a fear of a discernible scar, which is rare.’
The model documented her decision to undergo the surgery on TikTok – where she quickly went viral, racking up more than 36 million views, and a slew of comments from stunned users, many of whom shared questions for Camilla.
‘YOU CAN DO THAT??? Lemme make a phone call rn,’ one person wrote.
‘I wasn’t aware this was a thing you could do, someone else said, while another admitted: ‘I didn’t know that you could fix that.’
The myriad of questions led Camilla to film a number of follow-up videos about the cosmetic procedure, ranging from the cost to her post-op pain level.
‘The procedure I had done is called forehead reduction surgery or hairline lowering surgery. In order to do it, they make an incision, like, right at your hairline, and then they lift your scalp up a bit,’ she explained.
‘Then they make another incision where they’re gonna lower it to, and then they pull it together and they sew it. It sounds quite painful, but you’re under anesthesia for all of it, so I was fine.’