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How does forehead reduction surgery work?
The hairline can usually be brought forward approximately 1-1.5 inches in a single stage in most cases, depending on scalp mobility and the location of the current hairline. Of course, the hairline cannot be brought forward to its location in youth because this may not look natural or age-appropriate for the individual at their current point in life. In individuals who desire more than 1.5-2 inches of advancement, a tissue expander may be necessary. A tissue expander is placed under the scalp and gradually and slowly expanded over 4-6 weeks to ‘stretch’ the scalp, allowing more scalp to be advanced. Once this ‘extra’ skin is created through expansion, the expander is removed and simultaneously the hairline is advanced and secured.
A browlift, if needed, can be performed at the same time as a hairline lowering procedure; however, it is important to note that the brow does not rise with this surgery and has to be performed as a different procedure, though the 2 procedures can be combined. Men are also candidates for hairline lowering surgery but they must have a longer history of stable hair loss and a family history that does not demonstrate male pattern baldness, along with a thick anterior hairline.
What does lowering the hairline with forehead reduction surgery in Atlanta entail?
The most common type of female hair loss seen in our practice is thinning of the anterior hairline or the hairline above the forehead. We recommend medical hair loss therapy first prior to any surgery. In some women, the hairline recedes in addition to thinning. For these women, hairline lowering surgery may be beneficial.
Causes include genetics, pulling the hair back too tightly, medications, aging, and previous surgery, among others. The hair loss should be stable for a period of time, at least 6-12 months, before considering hairline lowering.
What are the benefits of forehead reduction surgery?
- Corrects a disproportionately high forehead
- Restores confidence in one’s image
- Long-lasting results
- Natural-looking outcome
- A more youthful aesthetic overall
- Balancing of the facial features
- No more need to cover the forehead with bangs
- A more feminine look to the forehead
What can I expect from recovery?
You can expect a small amount of swelling and discomfort as is common with any surgery. You will be provided with pain medications as needed. Keep your head elevated for at least 48 hours to help minimize swelling.
You should avoid strenuous exercise for about 1 week after surgery. Usually after 7 days of rest you can return to work and normal activity.
What is the cost of forehead reduction surgery?
The cost of forehead reduction surgery will vary from patient to patient, depending on the complexity of the procedure, and on whether it is performed in tandem with a brow lift, facelift or blepharoplasty, for instance. Dr. Majmundar and Dr. Lipin will be able to give you an accurate quote for your treatment once you have completed your confidential consultation in the Atlanta and Alpharetta area.
Why choose Northside in Atlanta for your forehead reduction surgery?
Dr. Majmundar is known for his natural-looking facial plastic surgery results and is sought out by clients from all over the US and the globe. He is one of a few surgeons in the country who perform this highly gratifying surgery. He has been named among the “top doctors” in 2018 by Castle Connolly, and trains other plastic surgeons within a private group called Advanced Cosmetic Techniques.
He graduated in the top 10% of his class at the Medical College of Georgia and is an active member of the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.