Forehead Reduction Can Lower the Hairline in Patients with a Genetically Big Forehead

If you are unhappy with a big forehead, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, based specialist Dr. Sahar Nadimi can perform forehead reduction surgery. By lowering your hairline, she can minimize the size of your forehead and create a more pleasing frame for your face. Dr. Nadimi has received a high level of training in forehead reduction surgery through an international specialist. Her extensive knowledge and training helps ensure patients can achieve natural looking results with minimal, inconspicuous scarring. 

What is Forehead Reduction Surgery?

Also known as hairline lowering, forehead reduction surgery is a surgical technique used to lower the hairline by a couple centimeters or more to achieve a more balanced forehead height and hairline. A high hairline and the resulting big forehead are typically due to genetics. However, other causes of a high hairline can include tight hairstyles worn on a regular basis, which can lead to alopecia, in addition to a gradual thinning or loss of hair, and prior surgeries such as a brow lift. Regardless of the cause of the high hairline, forehead reduction surgery is a good surgical option for patients who qualify. 

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.

Is Forehead Reduction Right for Everyone?

While men and women may be candidates for forehead reduction, the procedure is most commonly performed on women. In general, forehead reduction can be a good option for female or male patients with a high hairline and otherwise thick hair, with no family history of hair loss or baldness. Hair loss can eventually reveal the scar, which is why the procedure is not always recommended for men. For either male or female patients who do not qualify for forehead reduction surgery, hair transplants are a good potential alternative. Additionally, hair transplants are sometimes performed in conjunction with a forehead reduction surgery to help achieve the desired results. 

Upper part of a man's face with hand in hair
A patient with a big forehead (above) can consider forehead reduction surgery to improve their facial proportions. It is a very specialized procedure that must be performed skillfully for good results. Dr. Nadimi has extensive training in this technique.

What is the Timeline for Forehead Reduction Surgery?

Forehead reduction surgery can take one and a half to two hours, during which the hairline is lowered two and a half to three centimeters. Patients receive anesthesia and sedation to eliminate any pain during the procedure. When the dressing is taken off following surgery, patients will see immediate results.  In general, most patients can return to work in about 7 days after surgery.  Patients from out-of-town will need to stay at a local hotel for a minimum of 7 days after surgery.  After a minimum of 7 days, out-of-town patients can get on a plane and return home following their procedure.  Most patients receive a lighter dressing to wear the day after the procedure, and the stitches are removed within a week. 

Are Forehead Reduction Scars Visible?

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. For even more dramatic results, we can combine forehead reduction surgery with another procedure, such as a brow lift or grafts. While additional procedures can extend the length of the surgery, no additional incisions are required. Patients who combine procedures may experience some additional bruising, but they do not need to worry about additional scarring. 

Schedule a Consultation

A high hairline can keep a patient from wearing certain hairstyles and can have a negative impact on his or her confidence. Dr. Nadimi can transform your appearance and improve your confidence by lowering your hairline with forehead reduction surgery. Contact Chicago Hair Institute today to schedule a consultation.

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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