Hairline Lowering Surgery

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airline Lowering surgery, also known as Forehead Reduction or Forehead Lowering surgery, can benefit men and women who feel self-conscious because they have a large forehead or an excessively high hairline. The procedure is done to adjust the frontal hairline downward so that it is in balance with the other facial features. At Awaken Aesthetics, hair lowering surgery is performed by Dr. Eric Ahn, who specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and is also an expert in this area. The procedure transforms the appearance of the forehead by shifting the hair and scalp lower onto the forehead – resulting in more balanced and aesthetically pleasing proportions.

The procedure

Hairline Lowering Surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis and may be done under general anesthesia, or local anesthesia with IV sedation. Surgery time ranges from 1-2 hours, depending on the complexity.

The incisions for surgery are generally made just within the hairline so that they are not easily visible after the operation.  During the procedure, the excess forehead skin is taken away, and the scalp advanced.

If you’re interested in learning more about an Hair Lowering Surgery, please contact Awaken Aesthetics to set up a consultation by calling (310) 791-2233 or by completing the form on this page. Awaken Aesthetics serves the Torrance & South Bay, CA areas.

Hairline Lowering Details

Surgery details

Incisions are made in front of the hairline and the determined amount of forehead reduction/hairline lowering is performed by removing excess forehead tissue

Length of procedures

90 minutes typically

Anesthesia

Local anesthesia usually appropriate

What is the recovery process like?

Majority of swelling and bruising resolved in 3 weeks, with normal mild swelling that can take up to 3 months to resolve. Incisions usually slightly red for at least 4 weeks

How soon can I return to work?

Most patients can resume non-physical work in 2-3 days

How soon can I return to my regular exercise routine?

No lifting more than 20 pounds, and avoid bending/straining for 1 week

Will follow up appointments be necessary?

Usually 1,2, 6, and 12 weeks after surgery

Length of consultation

45 minutes and complementary

Recovery

Hairline lowering is a low-risk procedure with minimal side-effects.  Some bruising and swelling can be expected after the operation, and patients are generally advised to take about a week off from work and routine activities. Ice compresses can be used to reduce swelling or other discomforts.

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Results

Hairline lowering surgery is a safe and effective procedure to contour and shape the forehead. Final results can take up to 6 weeks to show. During this period the hair will gradually grow out and hide the scar, so patients can then comb their hair back without concern that the scars will be noticeable.

If you’re interested in learning more about an Hair Lowering Surgery, please contact Awaken Aesthetics to set up a consultation by calling (310) 791-2233 or by completing the form on this page. Awaken Aesthetics serves the Torrance & South Bay, CA areas.

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