Hairline Surgery Procedures, Side Effects, Cost and After Care
This cosmetic procedure is performed to lower a person’s hairline and reduce the appearance of a broad forehead, restoring balance and improving the overall symmetrical look of the face.
This procedure typically takes two hours to complete. Hairline Lowering Surgery is recommended for people who are displeased with the length of their forehead and could benefit aesthetically from the procedure.
Who is a good candidate?
A person with a naturally high hairline
A person with a receding hairline
A patient with a broad or wide forehead
An individual who is in good health
A person with realistic expectations
Preparing for Hairline Lowering Surgery
In preparation for Hairline Lowering Surgery, a patient may be required to:
Consult with a plastic surgeon about the desired goal and possible complications
Complete a physical examination
Get lab tests, including a blood test, chest X-ray etc.
Stop smoking or drinking alcohol at least two weeks before and after the surgery
Stop eating or consuming food at least six hours before the surgery
Avoid taking Aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements two weeks before the procedure
Hairline Lowering Surgery procedure
Typically, surgeons perform this surgery under general anesthesia
The surgeon makes an incision at the hairline. This new opening allows the surgeon to access and remove excess forehead skin.
The hairline is placed in a new lowered position. On average, this procedure reduces a person’s forehead size by up to an inch.
The skin is sutured together.
Remove the stitches seven days after the procedure
Keep the head elevated for two weeks to help reduce swelling