Forehead Reduction or Hair transplants for naturally high forehead.

Which is better for a high forehead, and are there any really good doctors for either one of these procedures in the Honolulu area? I haven't found any I would trust.

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Forehead Reduction or Hair transplants for naturally high forehead.

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Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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Forehead reduction

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Dear Hon84,

Thanks for your question.

I perform procedures to lower the forehead routinely.  There are two procedures to consider.  Hair transplantation could accomplish this.  The advantage of this approach is there can be no scar if the hair grafts are harvested individually.  In women, even the scar from a strip harvest is completely hidden.  The transplanted hair can look completely natural if the procedure is performed correctly.  In either surgery, there is no scar at the hairline.

A browlift with the scar placed at the hairline is more commonly done.  The cost for this procedure is generally less.  There is a downside of a scar at the hairline, but if this scar is sutured carefully the scar can be barely visible.  I make the incision at a bevel to allow for hair to grow through the scar, further camouflaging the scar.


Shim Ching, MD 

Shim Ching, MD
Honolulu Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

Plastic Surgery is an Art and a Science

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Without a photo or exam it is hard to answer your question.Consult a few board certified plastic surgeons in your area to start . Ask them for their ideas and then choose who you think is best suited.

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To reduce a high forehead and lower the hairline, you  must have low eyebrows  to make the  forehead lift operation successful

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High forehead

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Sometimes patients with a high forehead can have a reverse forehead lift and the hairline can be brought down forward a bit.

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Forehead Reduction or Hair Transplants for High Forehead

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       Either would be appropriate in the right patient.  However, the forehead reduction surgery could reduce a fairly large surface area quickly.  The number of hair units needed may be prohibitively high in certain cases.

Forehead Reduction

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Assuming you're a female, hairline lowering, a procedure we described many years ago, will give you a much better, more natural result.   

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Scalp Advancement vs hair Transplants For High Forehead

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The answer to your question would depend on how high your forehead is, your natural scalp laxity, the density of your frontal hairline and how you naturally wear your hair. In general, a hairline advancement is almost always better but the specific features of each patient needed to be evaluated to make that decision.

Forehead Reduction or Hair transplants for naturally high forehead.

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If you are female and  have acceptable scalp laxity there is no question in my mind that the  procedure of hairline  lowering/ forehead reduction operation is the surgery of choice

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


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Forehead reduction surgery or hair line lowering surgery is a specialized type of surgery.  Many plastic/cosmetic surgeons may offer it but not many specialize in it.  The best in the country in my opinion is Dr. Kabaker and Dr. Aharonov.

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