Hairline Lowering Surgery, also known as Forehead Reduction is to enhance the feminine appearance, or improve the male forehead balance by lowering the hairline and reducing the height of the forehead.
Hairline Lowering is performed under general anaesthetic and takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hrs to perform depending on the complexity of the surgery. The incisions are placed in the natural hairline to be as hidden as possible. These incisions heal well in 7 to 10 days and continue to fade becoming hidden within the hairline in 6 to 12 months. The amount or extent of the incisions will depend on the complexity of surgery required to achieve optimum results.
A support dressing is placed around the forehead at the end of surgery to help control swelling and reduce movement post operatively. Moderate pain / discomfort is expected for 3 – 5 days. Patients can go back to their normal daily activities after 1 to 2 weeks, but avoid strenuous exercise / activity for 6 weeks including any contact sports.
Results after Hairline Lowering Surgery?
The results are first and foremost natural. The goals of Hairline Lowering Surgery / Forehead Reduction are to provide an aesthetically pleasing, feminine facial shape/ male forehead which is in balance with your facial features – i.e. looks natural and does not appear abnormal. It can take 6 weeks or more for the final result to be achieved.
What are the risks of Hairline Lowering Surgery?
Common to all surgical procedures there are always risks associated with surgery. Bruising can occur and may take 2 weeks to resolve, while major bleeding is rare. Infection is infrequent and will require a course of appropriate antibiotics. Facial muscle weakness is uncommon, but typically affects the forehead, is temporary lasting 6 – 8 weeks. Altered sensation in the scalp is expected and will slowly improve from 1 – 2 years following your surgery.
Am I the ideal candidate for Hairline Lowering Surgery?
If you are concerned about the size or height of your forehead which is not in proportion to your facial features, then Forehead Reduction or Hairline Lowering Surgery may be suitable for you. You should be realistic as to what can be achieved by the Hairline Lowering Surgery and understand the risks and side effects of this surgery.
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