Also known as forehead reduction or hairline advancement, this procedure lowers the height of the hairline. The typical hairline begins somewhere between 5 to 6.5 centimeters above the brows, and a hairline above this height can cause the face to appear disproportionate.
Our aesthetic facial plastic and hair restoration surgeons are experts in the hairline lowering procedure and has performed the operation on patients from around the globe.
Scalp laxity is very important to the success of the procedure, and a simple pinch test can be performed to help decide whether you will be a good candidate for surgery. For those who live out of town and would like a consultation, our surgeon will be able to speak with you via videoconference to discuss your goals.
Good candidates for hairline lowering surgery include women with a naturally high hairline or large forehead who otherwise have thick hair and no personal or familial history of hair loss. Men with a high hairline or large forehead can also be good candidates for hairline lowering surgery if they have a thick hairline and no personal or family history of hair loss. Good scalp laxity is important, and therefore, a detailed consultation with the surgeon is necessary.
After a forehead reduction procedure, there will be swelling in the forehead, scalp, or even the eye or cheek area. This may take up to a couple of weeks to fully resolve, but most swelling diminishes over the first several days. Mild bruising can also occur around the eyes, but this is normal and does not interfere with vision. Many patients are healed enough to go back to work after a couple of days and can use a scarf or large hat for camouflage. Sutures placed at the hairline are removed after one week.
Those patients who undergo hairline lowering may also benefit from hair transplantation. In addition, a browlift can also be performed during the procedure if desired.
Please contact The Diamond Face Institute to schedule a personalized, confidential consultation. During your consultation, one of our surgeons will address your goals and answer any questions you may have regarding hairline lowering or any other procedure we offer.