Being conscious of how any part of our face looks is not strange, and the forehead is no exception. A sloped forehead can easily be the source of insecurity in many people because it’s not always universally attractive. With that, there are also fixes for a sloped forehead.
Mewing from an early age can fix a sloped forehead. Over time, your perspective and way of tilting your head will shift and improve your sloped forehead. Surgical options mostly involve forehead augmentation through reduction, reshaping, and contouring.
It’s straightforward to notice how many features of your face don’t seem to be conventionally attractive. Many people struggle with these issues.
There are many conventions and preconceptions about beauty standards that make people want to improve on their appearance.
And that is okay. Advancements in technology have led to many developments that can improve aesthetics and appearance. But before we dive deeper, let’s go into what a sloped forehead is and its origins.
What Is a Sloped Forehead?
A sloped forehead is when there is a significant angle from your hairline to your brow bone. This feature is sometimes unattractive or unseemly, especially in women.
According to this study by Apolo et al. (2018), a sloped forehead is a more masculine appearance. This makes sense, considering that a prominent brow ridge is a masculine trait as well.
Take a look at a couple of these examples of a sloped forehead.
As you can see, it’s not much of an attractive trait. However, that’s not always the case. People who have sloped foreheads can still look attractive, and it’s not the last nail in your attractiveness coffin. In many cases, for guys, it’s an attractive trait. As long as it’s not excessive, it can be an asset.
As you may probably know, prehistoric humans’ appearance involves a very sloped face and prominent brows and noses. This appearance was an evolutionary tactic, and prehistoric humans also had bigger brains than we do today.
Of course, the sloped forehead today is not anything at all like what they looked like. Cases of sloped foreheads today in people are mostly minor and cosmetic inconveniences.
If you have a sloped forehead, don’t lose hope! There are fixes for it and options that may help you.
What Causes a Sloped Forehead?
A large part of why a forehead looks sloped the way it does is bone structure. There’s no denying it.
Sometimes, sloped foreheads appear that way because the bones underneath are set in a certain way. Some people also say that since the brow ridge is a sexually dimorphic trait, the manifestation of a sloped forehead appears later in the teens.
Children should supposedly, more or less, have the same features from the toddler years up until puberty. However, that’s not always the case.
Although bone structure plays a large part in having a sloped forehead, it could also be caused by childhood habits.
For example, mouth breathers who develop the trait very early on are highly likely to have a convex face. This face type means that the chin and jaws are recessed while the nose is prominent.
Bad habits can lead to a sloped forehead that does not match the rest of the facial features. Habit correcting can fix a sloped forehead in these cases, at least if you’re not done growing.
Beyond that, there are more serious ailments and syndromes that manifest as a sloping forehead. Most of these disorders show up in children or infants. We will disregard those for now as those are an entirely different topic altogether.
Mewing to Fix a Sloped Forehead
The main thing that mewing does is move your face forward, which will reduce the appearance of a slanted forehead because the rest of your face will be in line with your forehead. Over time and with significant persistence, a face will eventually settle into a more ideal and angular state.
Essentially, mewing is just practicing proper oral posture at all times of the day. The tongue should be on the palate as a postural (resting position). Take note that this is a process that can take months, if not years, to achieve. It is not going to create quick results, especially when it comes to changing your skull shape. In adults, it might not even be possible.
When you mew and the results slowly become apparent, you will have a more forward face. This type of profile gives you more room to look down, eventually giving you a vertical forehead. With a recessed chin and a convex face, the room to tilt your head up and down is not that large.
There are many other benefits to mewing, such as learning proper posture, breathing better, reducing jaw and neck pain, and much more. If you want to try something new to fix your sloped forehead, then mewing may be just the thing for you.
For a more detailed discussion on mewing, you can refer to our ultimate guide here.
The other, more invasive route to fixing a sloped forehead is through surgical procedures. Today, many surgeons can perform forehead surgeries for cosmetic reasons. The procedures have advanced and gone farther than they have ever before. If you’re an adult and you aren’t fine with your forehead, these are pretty much your only option.
Forehead contouring/reshaping is essentially changing the look of the forehead to look a certain way. The process involves creating an incision from temple to temple to gain access to the bone. The incision is often just in front of the hairline to avoid any removing of hair.
Then, the surgeon will perform the necessary adjustments to achieve the look that the patient desires.
Forehead reduction is most applicable when the forehead is too large from a front view to be conventionally attractive. The operation involves creating two incisions that border the area that will be ‘removed.’ Those two incisions are then stitched together.
Usually, the patient can go home a couple of hours after the surgery but may need regular check-ups for about a month. Sometimes, people refer to this surgery as hairline surgery. This is because it makes the hairline look less recessed.
While these procedures have high rates of success, they are no small considerations. It would help if you did your research before even considering these procedures. Ensure that a board-certified surgeon will be operating on you and that they have plenty of experience.
Like with most other surgeries, you need to take caution and consider your options carefully. For example, don’t settle on a cheap procedure just because it is what you can afford. Getting any invasive procedure done is a major commitment, and you need to give it serious thought.