Hairline Lowering / Forehead Reduction
Conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Los Angeles, NYC, and Miami.
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Who Is a Candidate for Hairline Lowering?
The best candidates for hairline lowering are patients who:
- Have a large forehead naturally
- Have thick, dense hair
- Have adequate scalp laxity
- Are healthy and can safely undergo elective surgery
- Are non-smokers
- Understand what can and cannot be achieved with a forehead reduction
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Who Is Not a Candidate for Hairline Lowering?
Patients who may not be good candidates for forehead reduction surgery include those who:
- Have male pattern baldness
- Have experienced hair loss, thinning hair, and/or hairline recession
- Have a family history of hair loss
- Have had a coronal brow lift surgery
- Have had certain hair restoration procedures
- Have a medical condition that compromises the body’s wound-healing ability
What Happens During Hairline Lowering Surgery?
Hairline lowering surgery is performed in a state-of-the-art surgical facility as an outpatient procedure. During the surgery, the amount of skin between the hairline and the brow will be reduced to create a smaller forehead area.
First, you will need to be sedated with anesthesia. Next, the location of your desired hairline position will be marked on the forehead.
An advanced technique called a trichophytic approach will then be used to make an undulating incision along the marking. Compared to other types of incisions, this method produces a more natural-looking hairline after surgery.
The skin between the incision and the hairline will be removed. The hairline will then be advanced to the new hairline position, as previously marked.
Sutures will be used to close the incision. A layering technique is used when placing the sutures to help prevent noticeable post-procedure marks. When this process is finished, the incision site will be bandaged.
What Causes a High Hairline?
A high hairline can be a genetic trait or can be caused by a past facial surgery, such as a coronal brow lift. Some patients develop a receding hairline as they age, which leads to the appearance of a larger forehead and atypical hairline height.
What to Know about Forehead Reduction Surgery Recovery
You will be cleared to leave the surgical facility and return home within hours of your procedure. Prior to your surgery, you will need to make transportation arrangements, as you will not be able to drive yourself home.
There will be some swelling and bruising in the treatment area during the first days of your recovery. Keeping the head elevated can help to reduce swelling. Temporary numbness behind the hairline is common after forehead reduction surgery. This sensation may last several weeks.
Downtime is minimal after hairline lowering, though you should plan to take a few days off work to rest and recover. Many patients can resume light work duties within three or four days. Sutures will not be removed for about a week, so patients often wear a hat or other headwear to cover the treatment area if they return to social settings before that time.
Detailed aftercare instructions will be given to you, which will include how to care for the incision site and the appropriate activity levels for each stage of your recovery. Closely following these directions will support the healing process and ensure the best possible treatment outcome.
Hairline Lowering Results
Forehead reduction surgery results include a more balanced and youthful facial appearance. Women can also achieve a more feminine face shape with this procedure. Because women are less likely to experience hairline recession than men, their results tend to last longer.
Many patients worry that they will have a noticeable scar after hairline lowering. Our advanced incision and suturing techniques work to encourage optimal healing and natural hair regrowth, so patients typically find that their post-surgery marks are well-camouflaged within their hair.
How Much Does Forehead Reduction Surgery Cost?
The cost of this surgery is affected by the surgical techniques used, duration of the procedure, and anesthesia and facility fees. The price of your hairline lowering procedure will be determined after you have a consultation, and your treatment plan has been developed.