While styling can help cover some of the surface area on the temple, the appearance of a large forehead can be a source of anxiety for many people. Having a hairline proportional to one’s facial features creates the most aesthetically pleasing and symmetrical appearance. Conversely, having an excessively broad forehead or a disproportionately high hairline can take a toll on one’s self-esteem.

Several reasons can cause a large forehead or a receding hairline, including heredity, hair loss, or prior surgery. However, the good news is that this condition can be addressed with a procedure commonly known as hairline lowering surgery. 

Guide to Hairline Lowering Surgery 

Hairline lowering surgery is typically performed with local anesthesia and intravenous sedation, and involves making an incision along the hairline and advancing it, lowering it by as much as 1.5 inches or more in a single procedure, removing the excessively high forehead skin. 

The beauty of hairline lowering is in its unique and personal applicability. A new hairline will be tailored to the patient’s preferences and is often wavy to mimic a natural hairline.

The incisions are made in such a manner so that hair regrows through and in front of the eventual hairline scar making it virtually undetectable. 

Am I a Good Candidate?

Most men and women with a high hairline and good skin elasticity can potentially be candidates for hairline lowering procedures. Since general anesthesia is required to complete this surgery, patients must be in good overall health to avoid complications. Individuals who have difficulties with abnormal scarring and wound healing may be encouraged to consider other options. The only way to find out if you are a candidate for forehead reduction surgery is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Amir Yazdan. During your appointment, your surgeon will perform a full medical evaluation, examine your hairline, discuss your concerns, and determine whether hairline lowering is the best option for your needs.

At Modena Hair Institute, we understand that surgical procedures may not be for everyone, and it is paramount to feel confident and comfortable with not only the process, but the surgeon of your choice. Do bountiful research prior making any decisions. Here at Modena, Dr. Yazdan personally performs each hair transplant in his Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas clinics, utilizing a dedicated team throughout the entire process. He is involved in every aspect of the procedure in order to ensure the best possible hair restoration results and is committed to performing only one surgery per day in order to provide patients with the undivided attention they deserve.

Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.