Do I qualify for hairline lowering? (photos)
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If you are not happy with your forehead and would like cosmetic surgery options it is best to see a doctor in person. You may (
If you are not happy with your forehead and would like cosmetic surgery options it is best to see a doctor in person. You may (or may not) be a candidate for forehead reduction or hair transplant surgery.
I'm not sure I understand Dr. Rassman's answer below so I will try to help. There are several items that we look at when determining if a patient is a candidate for hairline lowering. One of these would be measurements of your facial thirds which is difficult to do from a photo, but impossible if the lower 2 thirds of your face are covered in the photo. Other items are forehead size, curvature, etc... You are likely a candidate to lower your hairline via a hairline lowering procedure. You should seek an in person consultation to pursue this further.
Probably a good candidate
It is tough to give a firm answer based on a couple hand-over-face pictures. There are a few more details that your surgeon will want to ask you before any decisions can be made. Most importantly, how will your hairline change over time? Hairline lowering will leave a small scar that will be hidden just behind the first few hairs. If there is a history of female hair loss in your family this may expose the scar. If not, hairline lowering is likely the best and fastest way to achieve a natural appearing lower hairline. You could also have a brow lift performed at the same time. Hair grafts would be an option if you have a family history of hair loss, though it will not be as natural a hairline and you won't be able to have a brow lift. See a surgeon who performs both procedures and they help you choose.
Bryan Rolfes, MD
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