Forehead Reduction Procedure Guide
Is your high hairline bothering you?
A wide forehead or a high hairline is a more common issue than you might think. On average, the hairline starts 5-8 cm above the browbone. However, for some people, this distance can be much wider which often disrupts the symmetry and harmony of the face. A forehead reduction surgery, in other words forehead reduction, is aimed to solve these issues. If you are bothered by how your hairline, continue reading!
Who is a Good Candidate?
A dense hairline and healthy hair are critical for forehead reduction surgery. Furthermore, a low chance of hereditary hair loss is important for achieving long-lasting results. That is why the ideal candidate for forehead reduction surgery are young women with no signs of excessive hair loss. Women can achieve a more balanced and softer look with hairline lowering operation and improve facial symmetry.
In terms of forehead reduction surgery, men are in a more disadvantageous situation than women because of male pattern baldness. This type of hair loss affects a majority of men and causes a receding hairline. Only men with no signs of male pattern baldness and hereditary hair loss can be good candidates for a forehead reduction procedure. A lower hairline can prevent the look of thinned and unhealthy hair for men. For this reason, a FUE hair transplant operation may be a good idea for people who has a male pattern hair loss.
Another important factor for a successful forehead reduction operation is scalp flexibility. It is easier to perform a forehead reduction surgery on people with a flexible scalp since this procedure involves moving the hairline down.
How Does It Work?
In order to plan your operation and set the desired goals, your surgeon will be arranging a consultation session as the first line of action. The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. However, depending on your specific condition, your surgeon can also use local anaesthesia to avoid any discomfort during the operation. A transfollicular incision is created to get rid of the excess skin and move the hairline down to the desired place. Thanks to the transfollicular incision, hair can grow over the incision line and hide any possible scarring. Because a forehead reduction procedure involves cuts and sutures, it is impossible to avoid scarring. However, you can minimize the look of scarring with proper aftercare.
Recovery Timeline After the Operation
The recovery timeline after a hairline lowering procedure is usually short and simple. Your job starts after your surgeon removes the bandages a day after your operation. You can go back to your normal routine when your sutures are removed 3-7 days after your surgery.
During the recovery period make sure that you don’t engage in any activities that may cause excessive sweating, avoid direct sun exposure, and keep the area moisturised. Maintaining the moisture will also significantly help with reducing the scarring.
How Much Does It Cost?
You might be wondering what it will cost you to achieve that perfect hairline. Because hairline lowering is an operation that requires specialisation expertise, the prices are often at a higher level. However, you can get this operation for a much lower cost than other European countries thanks to the high exchange rates and government support for the health tourism industry. The forehead reduction surgery cost start from $10,000 European and USA based clinics, and $3,000 in Turkey. This price can of course change depending on the complexity of your situation and the popularity of your surgeon. Furthermore, you don’t have to compromise on the quality thanks to the stellar medical education and experienced clinics in Turkey.