FOREHEAD REDUCTION & HAIRLINE ADVANCEMENT
Some people are naturally born with a larger or taller forehead and a recessed hairline. This can unfortunately cause issues with self-confidence and can effect the way one styles their hair. Forehead reduction or hairline lowering is a surgical procedure that can reduce the height of the forehead by advancing the hairline forehead. This can give a more natural appearance to the forehead and hairline. It can be combined with a browlift if desired as well.
In office or in OR surgery center
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR FOREHEAD REDUCTION?
Forehead reduction or hairline advancement surgery can provide natural results for individuals looking to correct a tall, high, or large forehead with a recessed frontal hairline. Patients considering this surgery treatment typically report the following concerns:
Recessed frontal hairline
Self-conscious about hairline/forehead
Wears bangs or hats to hide forehead
HOW IS FOREHEAD REDUCTION PERFORMED?
Forehead reduction can be performed in the office under IV Sedation or in the OR surgery center under general anesthesia, depending on patient preference and comfort. After measurements are made, an incision is made along the frontal hairline. Dissection is performed under the scalp and forehead in order to advance the hairline forward and down. Excess skin is measured and trimmed. The new position of the hairline is secured using absorbable implants and then several layers of meticulous suturing are performed. A browlift can be performed at the same time if desired.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER FOREHEAD REDUCTION SURGERY
A light compressive dressing is used for the first 24 hours. The incision is closed with sutures that require wound care for the first week. After 1 week Dr. Gerecci will see you in the office to remove the sutures and check on wound healing. It is normal to have headache, pressure sensation, and nausea the first few days after surgery. Usually pain is minimal in the first few days after surgery, although a pressure sensation may last longer. After sutures are removed Dr. Gerecci will go over new instructions for wound care and minimizing the appearance of the scar.
ARE THERE NON-SURGICAL ALTERNATIVES TO FOREHEAD REDUCTION?
The non-surgical alternative to forehead reduction is hair transplant. Hairs can be transplanted into the frontal hairline to make it look lower. However, this can look unnatural and it is more effective to surgically lower the hairline to make the forehead size smaller.
SCHEDULE YOUR FOREHEAD REDUCTION CONSULTATION TODAY
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for your forehead reduction or hairline advancement with Dr. Gerecci. She can let you know if this procedure is the right choice for you and can recommend additional or alternative procedures and treatments to help you reach your goals.