Thanks to the technological and technical developments in aesthetic operations, many different ways to improve personal appearance are now available. One of these various operations is forehead reduction, which is also known as hairline lowering. Normally, the hairline starts 5-8 cm above the eyebrows while this distance is much wider for those with a high hairline or an elongated forehead. Often, people are unsatisfied with this look because it gives an asymmetrical appearance. If you also feel like you have a high hairline, forehead reduction surgery might be the solution you have been looking for.
Female hairline lowering
The hairline lowering procedure is especially popular among young women. Because a high hairline can interfere with the overall symmetry of the face, many women consider choosing hairline lowering surgery. The operation leads to a more harmonious look, gives a more subtle aesthetic look to the face.
Women are great candidates for this procedure because of higher hair density along the hairline. An Afro American hair type is also suitable for this operation. Especially women with no signs of excessive or hereditary hair loss can highly benefit from this procedure.
Male hairline lowering
Even though the hairline lowering procedure is also suitable for male patients, it is a bit trickier because of the common male hair loss pattern among men. A high hairline can create the illusion of male-type baldness and cause men to feel self-conscious about their appearance. This is why men with an elongated forehead commonly consider going through a hairline lowering operation. Please note: the probability of male-pattern baldness throughout the years lowers the chances of a successful operation. This is why only men who are not experiencing male pattern baldness and do not have a reconstructed hairline can go through a hairline lowering surgery.
If you have been considering the benefits of a male hairline lowering procedure, make sure that you take into consideration these factors and consult with a specialised surgeon. You might want to read more about hair transplant procedure if you have male pattern baldness, or contact our medical consultants directly.
What is the forehead reduction procedure?
The most important factors to be considered for a forehead reduction procedure are scalp flexibility, hair density, and hair structure. It is generally easier to perform forehead reduction on a flexible scalp because of an ease of movement. If you have a tighter scalp, a two-stage operation might be needed.
The forehead reduction procedure begins with a consultation session to determine the desired level and shape of your hairline. Once you are satisfied with the planned forehead height, your surgeon can go ahead and start the process. The forehead reduction surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. Your surgeon will create a single transfollicular incision to get rid of the excess skin on your forehead. Then, moves your scalp to the desired level creating the new hairline. A transfollicular incision is important as it allows hair growth whilst helping to cover the incision during the recovery phase.
Does the forehead reduction surgery leave scars?
Since forehead reduction surgery involves creating an incision, it will leave a temporary minor scar along the new hairline. The scarring remains pink and sensitive for a while after the surgery. However, with the growth of hair along the incision, the scar is commonly almost completely concealed. The degree of scarring is dependent on the expertise of your surgeon and how careful you are after the operation. Our surgeons are specialised in female forehead reduction surgery and female hair transplant.
In order to reduce any scarring, you should follow the aftercare instructions, avoid direct sun exposure, keep the incision area moisturised, and avoid any infection risks.
What is the recovery time?
The recovery time after a hairline lowering procedure is usually relatively short and smooth. Your surgeon will be placing a light covering over the operated area after your surgery which will be removed the day after your operation. Sutures will be removed after 3-7 days, and you should be able to return to your normal daily life after this period. During your recovery period, make sure to not engage in strenuous activity.
Is the hairline lowering procedure safe?
Hairline lowering surgery is generally considered to be a safe operation. However, like any other surgery, it bears some risks such as minor bleeding, numbness, infection, scarring, and swelling. To avoid any complications during and after your surgery make sure that you are being treated at a certified and experienced clinic and follow your surgeon’s instructions strictly. Heva Clinic always prioritises the health and well being of its patients.
Is the hairline lowering procedure painful?
Hairline lowering surgery is known to be a pain-free operation thanks to the use of general anaesthetic and minimal incision. If necessary, your surgeon might also apply local anaesthesia around your forehead to reduce any possible pain.
After your surgery, you might feel a mild pain around your forehead, but this can be treated with mild painkillers. You can consult with our medical team if you are feeling any excessive discomfort.
What is the cost of the forehead reduction operation?
Forehead reduction is a complex operation that requires caution and expertise. Hence, the cost of this surgery can vary between $7,000 and $13,000 depending on the experience level of your surgeon and the complexity of your specific situation.
However, the cost of forehead reduction in Turkey is usually much more affordable than any other European and North American countries. Thanks to the government’s policy to support medical tourism and exchange rates, you can get a high-quality operation with great results at much lower prices. Prices start from $3,500 in Turkey.
How can I choose the right clinic in Turkey?
Turkey attracts attention as one of the countries that offer great prices and expertise in aesthetic operations; forehead reduction is no exception to this situation. If you have been considering getting a forehead reduction surgery in Turkey, you can contact Heva Clinic to answer your questions and plan your whole surgical experience. To choose the right clinic make sure that it is accredited by the Turkish Ministry of Health, ask for some samples before and after pictures, assess the experience level of your surgeon carefully, and make sure to discuss the details of your surgery in advance.