Hairline surgery to fix cowlick?

I have a cow lick and I hate the fact that I can't part my hair any way I like. Can hair line surgery fix this?

Doctor Answers 3

Cow lick repair

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Cow lick is when hair shaft directions don't follow the natural pattern that is expected in the areas.  It may make the hair look thinner in crown or hairline and it can also affect the styling of hair for individuals. It could be corrected with hair restoration since the doctors have full control on the direction and position of each hair follicle that is implanted.

Beverly Hills Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Correct cowlick

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If posteriorly growing hair affects up to half your stable hairline, it would be very difficult to surgically correct it. If the unfavorably growing hairs are limited to a centimeter, excision might work followed at a later date with forward growing hair transplants. 

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon


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I am not sure which type of 'lick' you are talking about. There are frontal and crown licks. The classic Cow lick is in the crown and these are almost impossible to change.The ones in the front; however, can be changed with hair transplantation. 

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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