My Forehead Reduction Surgery: Best Decision I Ever Made! - Beverly Hills, CA
I have been teased all my life about my big...
- 25 Oct 2012
I have been teased all my life about my big forehead. I own more scarves and headbands than a department store! There are only a few people who do Forehead Reduction surgery, and I saw all of them. Two doctors said I needed 2 surgeries involving a tissue expander. I'd have to walk around for a few months while they inflated my scalp like a balloon! Excuse me? Yeah, that's convenient!
The first day after surgery I had significant pain, especially at the back of my head. My scalp felt really tight, but I guess that's the point! I had to use pain medicine for about 3 days, but after that it was pretty tolerable. I had a ton of super tiny stitches in my hairline and even some staples in my hair. All the stitches and staples were removed 6 days after surgery. I had a small bruise on my temple but it was easily covered with makeup. Most of the swelling was gone by the 5th day. My scalp felt itchy and a little numb for a few months, but I knew that meant it was healing. It took a while for the scar to heal and not be noticeable. It was almost 3 months before I felt completely comfortable wearing my bangs back.
I can't tell you how happy I am! It's been 4 months and it's even better than I expected! This was the best decision I ever made. I only wish I knew about this surgery sooner, and didn't waste all of those years feeling self conscious and embarrassed.
The third surgeon, Dr Aharonov, specializes in doing the hairline lowering procedure in just one step. He had a ton of before and after photos, with close ups of the scar, and I was shocked with how good everyone looked. All of the patients needed the hairline lowered by a lot, just like me. He was extremely nice, and took the time to listen to me. I did a lot of research on the internet, and found Dr Aharonov's website. His photos were really impressive, and current. During the consultation, he couldn't have been nicer or more knowledgeable. But for me, the only thing that matters are the results. He showed me so many before and after pictures of people with really high hairlines, and they all looked fabulous afterwards. Since Dr Aharonov specializes in lowering the hairline in only one step, the choice was easy for me. No way did I want to have two surgeries, and walk around disfigured with a balloon under my scalp for a couple of months! The other doctors tried to tell me that the tissue expander wouldn't be so bad! I was nervous about having surgery, so another positive for me was that Dr Aharonov does all of his procedures with light iv sedation, not a general anesthetic. I don't want to expose myself to the heavy stuff unless I really need it. I didn't feel a thing, and felt great afterwards. Now, 4 months later, I'm so happy with how I look! I can't see the scar, and I know where to look! Everyone keeps telling me how glad they are that I finally got rid of the bangs! There aren't any obvious signs that I had surgery, I just look normal. I'm so glad I didn't get conned into thinking I needed a two stage surgery.