We propose a multiscale approach for a nonstandard higher-order PDE based on the p(·)-Kirchhoff energy. We first use the topological gradient approach for a semi-linear case in order to detect important objects of the image. We consider a fully nonlinear p(·)-Kirchhoff equation with variable-exponent functions that are chosen adaptively based on the map provided by the topological gradient in order to preserve important features of the image. Then, we consider the split Bregman method for the numerical implementation of the proposed model. We compare our model with other classical variational approaches such as the TVL and bi-harmonic restoration models. Finally, we present some numerical results to illustrate the effectiveness of our approach.