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Forehead Reduction

A high hairline can detract from your appearance, giving you a prominent forehead that may be the source of self-consciousness.

Dr. Sahar Nadimi can lower your hairline, minimizing the size of your forehead and creating more pleasing facial proportions.

Learn how surgically lowering your hairline at our Chicago, IL practice can boost your confidence in your appearance...

What Is Forehead Reduction Surgery?

Also known as hairline lowering, forehead reduction is a surgical technique used to lower the hairline by two and a half to three centimeters. Hairline lowering surgery helps achieve a more balanced forehead height, and can improve the appearance of the eyebrows and other facial features in the process.

See the difference that hairline lowering can make...

Improving the Balance of Your Entire Face Forehead Reduction Surgery Results

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Before Hairline Lowering
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After Hairline Lowering
Thanks to hairline lowering, we were able to enhance the proportions of this patient's brow and facial features. Notice the change in her appearance in these before and after photos.

Forehead Reduction
vs. Brow Lift

Though both surgeries sound similar on the surface, they are completely different. Forehead reduction reduces the prominence of a person's brow, while a brow lift is a facial plastic surgery procedure that removes sagging skin and forehead wrinkles.

Causes of a High Hairline


Our genes play a major role in how we look. If your parents or any other relatives have a big forehead or noticeably high hairline, chances are you'll also have the same traits.

Tight Hairstyles

Hairstyles that pull or tug at the scalp can lead to a high hairline. This includes cornrows, buns, ponytails, dreadlocks, weaves, extensions, and tightly braided hair.

Hair Loss

Balding can cause a receding hairline, making the forehead more prominent. While hair loss is often associated with men, women can also experience hair thinning.

Prior Forehead Surgeries

Sometimes a prior surgery on the brow or forehead can lead to changes in the hairline. This includes cosmetic brow lifts and other kinds of forehead procedures.

Do You Want to Lower Your Hairline? Contact Our Practice to Learn More

If you have a high forehead, an overly prominent brow, or low eyebrows, you may be a good candidate for hairline lowering. Dr. Nadimi is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and hair restoration specialist. She has helped countless patients in the greater Chicago, IL, area improve their appearance with this subtle surgery that can yield phenomenal outcomes.

In addition to hairline lowering surgery, the team at the Chicago Hair Institute can combine the procedure with a brow lift or with hair transplant. Thanks to careful incision placement, scars are hidden on the scalp and not visible on the skin of the forehead.

To learn more about hairline lowering and how it can benefit you, contact our practice online. You can also schedule a consultation by phone.

Call the Chicago Hair Institute

(630) 932-9690

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Dr. Nadimi is a skilled facial plastic surgeon. She will work closely with you to achieve your cosmetic goals.

"Very detailed, attentive, and kind." Patient-Centered Facial Plastic Surgery in Chicago, IL


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Dr. Nadimi is amazing! She is very detailed, attentive, and kind. My experience here will keep bringing me back. Truly unique!

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Dr. Nadimi is amazing and really knowledgeable. A one of a kind surgeon who is extremely talented. Dr. Nadimi is an expert in plastics and ENT so you get the best of both worlds. It was a pleasure being one of her patients.

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Why Choose Chicago Hair Institute?

Intensive Training

After completing her medical education at the University of Illinois, Dr. Nadimi continued her training in head and neck surgery at Loyola University Medical Center. After her surgical residency, Dr. Nadimi was chosen for a fellowship sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. During this fellowship, Dr. Nadimi worked with scholars and experts in hair restoration surgery and facial plastic surgery. 

We Perform Minor and Major Surgeries

Dr. Koiner and Dr. Nadimi perform all minor procedures at our Chicago, IL, facility, immediately adjacent to Loyola Surgical Center. Our plastic surgeons also perform major surgical procedures at a separate and private outpatient surgery center nearby in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Having plastic surgeons who can perform both your major and minor surgeries can be especially beneficial if you are combining treatments like hair grafts and hairline reduction to address a large forehead.

Virtual Consultations

Chicago Hair Institute provides virtual consultations, in which patients can send us photos of their donor hair region and marked ideal hairline. We can review your hairline and your facial features to determine if you're a good candidate for forehead reduction or another treatment to make your face more aesthetically pleasing, like a brow lift. If you believe you have a large forehead, we have a solution for you.

Hairline Lowering Cost Pricing Information


The cost of hairline lowering surgery ranges from $8,000-12,000. During your consultation, we can discuss pricing as well as payment and financing options.

Notice the Difference? Helping Patients Just Like You

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Here's a forehead reduction patient viewed in profile. The subtle hairline lowering changes the contour of her brow. Scarring is not seen since incisions are concealed at the edge of the scalp.

"Extremely pleased." Top Ratings for Our Chicago, IL, Facility 


Karren Perreria


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I had Botox & Blepharoplasty performed by Dr Nadimi. From my initial visit to the office to post-op visits I was extremely pleased! I'm thrilled with the results already and it has Only been 2 weeks. Dr Nadimi's staff has been very helpful and kind during the entire process!!

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I'm from out of state and found the Chicago Hair Institute during a Google search, and I'm glad I did. Dr. Nadimi is a very skilled surgeon, and I found her communication skills before, during, and after surgery, to be of the highest order.

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Are You Wondering If You Need
a Forehead Reduction or a Brow Lift? 
Contact Us Today

If you've undergone previous forehead surgeries like a brow lift, your hairline can change and make you self-conscious. Reducing the size of your forehead can boost your confidence and enhance your other facial features.

When patients consult Dr. Nadimi about the size of their forehead, she can determine if lowering your hairline, performing a brow lift, or providing another treatment is the best way to meet your personal goals. It depends on your health history, your concerns with signs of aging such as wrinkles, and what you ultimately hope to achieve.

Patient education is essential. That is why Dr. Nadimi will tell you what to expect during every step of your treatment, including how to handle after-effects like swelling and pain. 

Book a consultation at our Chicago, IL, practice by completing our request form or calling:

(630) 932-9690 

The Forehead Reduction Procedure

Forehead reduction surgery can often be completed in 90 minutes to two hours.

Let's walk you through the surgical process.

Forehead reduction surgery can often be completed in 90 minutes to two hours.

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, Dr. Nadimi will examine your hairline and discuss your aesthetic goals. She will use her expertise as a plastic surgeon and hair restoration specialist to determine your candidacy and whether combining procedures is right for you.

Administering Anesthetic

Local anesthesia and sedation are administered to eliminate any pain and anxiety during the hairline lowering surgery.

Surgical Hairline Adjustment

An incision is made along the edge of the high hairline. Excess forehead skin is carefully separated from connective tissue and is then removed.

Completing the Surgery

Sutures are used to close the incisions and alter the height of the brow. Dr. Nadimi ensures that surgical incisions remain concealed by the patient's hair as they heal from surgery. Most patients receive a lighter dressing to wear the day after the procedure, and the stitches are removed within a week.

Hairline Lowering Surgery An Efficient and Effective Treatment 

Like a brow lift procedure, hairline lowering surgery usually takes about one to two hours to complete. Patients who have a high hairline and have no personal or family history of hair loss are typically good candidates.  

Combining Treatments for More Dramatic Results

At the Chicago Hair Institute, we can combine forehead reduction with hair grafts. While hair transplantation can extend the length of the surgery, no additional incisions are required.

"I would recommend Dr. Nadimi to everyone!" A Trusted Facial Plastic Surgeon in Chicago, IL


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Dr. Sahar Nadimi is amazing. She is an excellent plastic surgeon and she is also kind, patient, and really cares about her patients. I also love the nurses, assistants and all the office staff. They are very friendly, helpful and very supportive. Everyone gives positive energy and is part of making your procedure a great experience.

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Kathy August


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I recently had an eyelid lift surgery in the office, I was nervous but Dr Nadimi and the nurses went out of there way to make me feel comfortable and were very compassionate during my procedure. I am 100% satisfied with my results and I would recommend Dr Nadimi to eveyone!

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Recovering from Forehead Reduction Surgery Healing and Aftercare

Forehead reduction recovery is relatively quick. In general, most patients can return to work in about seven days after hairline lowering surgery. Dr. Nadimi will discuss post-op surgical instructions in more detail during your consultation.
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Returning Home

Most forehead reduction patients are able to return home a few hours after the surgery is completed.

Common Side Effects

Bruising, swelling, and discomfort of the forehead and scalp are common after surgery. Patients can take pain medication as instructed, get ample rest, and keep the incision sites clean.

Activities to Avoid

Patients should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous physical activities until they are advised otherwise. This allows the brow to heal and helps prevent surgical complications.

Patients will return to our Chicago, IL, practice a few times so we can monitor their healing progress. We can also answer any questions between these office visits should they arise.

Will There Be a Visible Scar? Life After Hairline Lowering


No. With forehead reduction surgery, the scar is not only hidden in the hair, but hair will grow through the scar, making it even more inconspicuous.

Dr. Raymond J. Konior, MD, FACS

Dr. Sahar Nadimi

Dr. Sahar Nadimi is a recognized leader in facial plastic surgery and hair restoration offering double board-certifications. Dr. Nadimi is nationally affiliated with professional associations including:

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

To learn more or to schedule an appointment at our Chicago, IL, hair restoration and plastic surgery clinic, contact us online or call (630) 932-9690.

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