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What is Hairline Lowering Surgery?

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.

Forehead reduction surgery vs. hair transplant surgery

We all have something that negatively effects our self-esteem and causes us to feel self-conscious. For some, hair loss, scars, a large nose, or a large forehead may be the source of blame.
Cosmetic surgery has sought to resolve some of these sources of self-consciousness. Hair transplants can eliminate baldness, lasers can lighten scars, rhinoplasty can fix your nose, and forehead reduction surgery can make your forehead smaller.
Unfortunately, some of these procedures are not without their complications. We are often asked what the best course of treatment is for a large forehead or a set back hairline. The answer is best determined by not only determining the cause of the enlarged forehead, but also weighing the pros and cons of the treatment options.
More often than not, when people are referring to the size of their forehead, they also mention their hairline. They often say that their forehead has gotten larger over the years, and that their hairline used to be more forward. This is not a case of a naturally large forehead, rather it’s a case of receding hairline hair loss. If you have a receding hairline, and are looking to restore your forehead and hairline to more natural and youthful proportions, you should be looking at hair transplant surgery over forehead reduction surgery.
If you have had a naturally large forehead or naturally set back hairline your entire life, you can still look into hair transplant surgery as a solution. Just because your genetics have programmed your hairline to start farther back, does not mean it must remain that way forever. Hair transplants can be a great tool in allowing people to achieve a more youthful hairline, even if they never had one to begin with.
If you are not a candidate for hair transplant in either scenario, and find yourself looking into forehead reduction surgery as an alternative option, we urge caution. Forehead reduction surgeries are often plagued with complications such as visible scarring and nerve damage which cannot be reversed. As with any cosmetic procedure, make sure to ask your provider lots of questions and request before and after photos to evaluate realistic results.
If you’d like to find out more about hair transplants for hair line lowering, give us a call today.