I have really huge wide forehead which also sticks out. Bangs don't fit me, I look like 10 years old with them. I'd like to know if it's possible to do forehead reduction on my face or hair transplants would be better? I need to reduce it for 1,5 cm only
Am I a Candidate for Forehead Reduction Procedure? (photo)
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You are a candidate for forehead reduction
Based on the picture, you have a tall forehead (or a high hairline). If you do not want to wear bangs, have forward growing hair and average scalp laxity or better, you can have a one stage hairline lowering procedure that can be undetectable . Hair transplants are an alternative. I would think you might benefit from greater than 1.5cm of lowering of your hairline.
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Candidates for Forehead Reduction by lowering hairline
Since you have a high hair line/receding hair line, the incision would be made at the hair line. By using a beveling incision technique under magnification to preserve maximum hair follicles, the scar will be minimized as individual hairs will grow into the scar camouflaging it in many cases so that you could wear your hair pulled back. In other cases the scar may be visible but in that case micrografts could hide it.
Candidate for Forehead Reduction
You appear to be a candidate for forehead reduction. To explore your options, consult in person with 3 - 4 experienced and expert board certified plastic surgeons.
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You appear to be a good candidate for a forehead reduction. There is a way to perform the procedure without significant brow elevation.
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Am I a Candidate for Forehead Reduction Procedure?
Yes it's possible but you will never wear you hair like that again IMHO. I have performed Brow Lifts for well over 20 years and have seen patients who have had the front hairline incision done elsewhere. Even when beautifully healed, the hairline looks like it was drawn on with a white marking pen. The villous hairs that break up the hairline are removed and the hairline appears straight and unnautural. It might be best for you to learn the proper aesthetics of facial beauty so other ares of the face can be improved thereby drawing attention away from the high forehead. Learn to like bangs as they are IMO, the best aesthetic option for you.
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Thank you for the question and the photo. Forehead reduction involves removing the skin at your hairline and is an option for you but you should understand the risks, the most common of which is the scar along the hairline. If you are willing to accept this, it is a great option to balance your face.
Thank you for the question and picture.
Although I see the area of concern, I think you will be better off without intervention at this time. Of the two options you mention the forehead reduction is a better option but this does have the downside of a potentially visible scar and an irregular hairline.
In your case, I think the advantages of the forehead reduction surgery are outweighed by the potential disadvantages.
There is no free ride
Your high forehead can be reduced. The hairline incision is camoflagued but not invisible. Your scalp laxity, evaluated before the surgery in consultation, will forcast whether you are at risk for the incision/scar to widen and or inadvertant brow elevation as a result of the closure tension. With or without surgery hair styles can emphasize and de-emphasize aspects of your face. See your surgeon but also see a good hair stylist!!
Forehead reduction not recommended
The hairline reduction procedure will unfortunately raise the eyebrows at the expense of lowering the hairline and will be an unacceptable cosmetic result, so it is best not to have any work done.
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Forehead Reduction Surgery
While technically you may be a candidate for a forehead reduction procedure, I feel that neither hair transplant nor forehead reduction surgery would be a prudent choice for you.
Your skin is quite tight and therefore despite using undulating hairline incisions, you may end up with an unacceptable scar, an unnatural hairline or both.
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