Forehead Reduction

Rediscover Your Natural Beauty

What is a Forehead Reduction?

Forehead reduction surgery, also known as a hairline lowering surgery, is a kind of permanent cosmetic plastic surgery which shortens the distance between your eyebrows and hairline. The goal of this surgery is to improve the proportions of one’s forehead in comparison to the rest of their face. The results of this surgery lead to high satisfaction rates and have a quick downtime and recovery.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Forehead Reduction?

Patients who are best suited for a forehead reduction are those who have a proportionally longer forehead in comparison to their other facial proportions. The best candidates also:

  • Are nonsmokers
  • Have good health overall
  • Have good scalp elasticity
  • Have good hair density
  • Long forehead/high hairline

What Should I Expect Before and During My Procedure?

A consultation is required to evaluate your specific goals, examination, past history, and build a surgical plan. On the day of surgery, the anticipated incisions will be marked and then injected with numbing anesthetic. This procedure is performed either under local anesthetic or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s individual needs. During the procedure, the incisions are made and planes are elevated between the connective tissue and skin. The marked excess skin is then excised, and suture are placed in the hairline.

Does a Forehead Reduction Leave a Scar?

The incision is designed in such a way at the level of the hairline to be as inconspicuous as possible. Certain anatomical factors may make the scar more likely to show, such as thinning hair at the hairline.

What Should I Expect After Surgery?

During the first few days, you may expect some pain, swelling, and bruising around the forehead. The forehead may feel tight initially, and you may feel a headache. This will improve significantly in the first week or two. Typically, sutures are removed one week after surgery. After 1-2 weeks, you may resume attending work or school. Results become more apparent after 4-6 weeks, and you can enjoy long-term results after 3 months.