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Do you struggle with a high or receding hairline that makes you feel self-conscious or affects your confidence? You're not alone. Hairline lowering, also known as forehead reduction or scalp advancement, is a surgical procedure that can address these concerns by lowering the hairline to create a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing facial appearance. Whether you were born with a naturally high hairline, have a large forehead due to genetics, or have experienced hair loss, hairline lowering can provide a long-lasting solution that can boost your self-esteem and improve your overall appearance. With advanced techniques and experienced surgeons, you can achieve the hairline you've always desired through hairline-lowering surgery.

What is Hairline Lowering?

Hairline lowering is a surgical procedure that is designed to lower the position of the hairline on the forehead.

The Hairline Lowering Procedure

Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Hairline Lowering?

It is an effective solution for individuals who feel that their forehead is too large, or that their hairline is receding due to age, genetics, or other factors.

Procedure Description

During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision along the hairline and removes a small amount of skin. The remaining skin is then pulled forward to create a lower hairline. Hairline lowering can be performed using a variety of techniques, including scalp advancement and tissue expansion.

Recovery Process

Patients typically experience minimal scarring and can resume their normal activities within a few days after the procedure.

HAIRLINE LOWERING RESULTS

HAIRLINE LOWERING RESULTS

A patient undergoing a hairline lowering procedure can expect a significant improvement in their forehead appearance and overall facial harmony.

TESTIMONIALS

  • I’m so glad that I put my trust in Dr. Ward. His skill and sense of aesthetic are impeccable and the surgery has changed my life for the better! In addition, his staff is also incredible and hand-picked. They helped ease my nervousness and told me what to expect pre and post-op.

  • I’m so glad that I put my trust in Dr. Ward. His skill and sense of aesthetic are impeccable and the surgery has changed my life for the better! In addition, his staff is also incredible and hand-picked. They helped ease my nervousness and told me what to expect pre and post-op.

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Hairline Lowering FAQ

What are the risks and benefits of hairline lowering surgery?

The risks and benefits of hairline lowering surgery depend on various factors, including the individual's hairline position, scalp laxity, and desired outcome. Risks may include temporary or permanent changes in sensation, scarring, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, and hairline irregularities. Benefits often include a more balanced facial appearance, improved confidence, and the ability to wear hairstyles with more forehead exposure. It's important to discuss these aspects with a qualified surgeon during the consultation process.

How long does the hairline lowering procedure take and what is the recovery process like?
What kind of anesthesia is used during hairline lowering surgery?

The type of anesthesia used during hairline lowering surgery can vary depending on the surgeon's preference and the patient's needs. It may involve local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Your surgeon will discuss the options with you and determine the most appropriate anesthesia approach for your specific case.

Will the results of hairline lowering surgery look natural?
How much does hairline lowering surgery cost and is it covered by insurance?

The cost of hairline lowering surgery can vary depending on factors such as the surgeon's experience, geographic location, and the specific techniques used. It is typically considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. It's best to consult with a qualified surgeon to get an accurate cost estimate based on your individual needs and goals.

The Consultation

During a consultation for hairline lowering, the surgeon will typically:

  • Review your medical history and assess your scalp: The surgeon will review your medical history, including any medications you are taking and any past surgeries you have had. 
  • Discuss your goals: The surgeon will ask about your goals and expectations for the procedure, as well as any concerns you may have. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and get a clear understanding of the procedure.
  • Explain the procedure: The surgeon will explain the hairline lowering procedure, including the different techniques available, the risks and benefits, and what you can expect during and after the procedure.
  • Provide pre-operative instructions: If you decide to move forward with the procedure, the surgeon will provide you with detailed pre-operative instructions, including any medications you should avoid and any special preparations you need to make.
  • Overall, the consultation is an opportunity for you to learn about the hairline lowering procedure and what you can expect. It is important to be open and honest with the surgeon about your expectations and concerns so that they can develop a treatment plan that is right for you.