Forehead Type 3 Setback - Male Hairline Problem, How To Treat?

from what i have learned about this operation the problem is this. As a male i need incision that in in the hair not at the hairline. But to remove the extra skin that will be left after the sinus setback my hairline should be lifted. Is there a way to keep the same hairline height and at the same have the incision made so that the scar would not be seen? thanks

Doctor Answers 4

Forehead reduction in male

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In men who have hairline lowering surgeries, the risk of male pattern balding is always there regardless of the family history you have. This is the reason I don't recommend a surgical hairline lowering procedure in young men, but rather a hair transplant lowering procedure which can be just as good, but if balding or thinning should occur after the procedure as a result of genetic balding, more transplants can follow it back easily. Even in your situation, a hair transplant may become your next step. See our gallery below on over 1000 men who had this done one way or the other

Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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You need an exam before considering options.

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You need an exam before considering options.  All surgery or cut on the skin (even FUE) will leave a scar.  You're thinking is on the right tract but the way of going about your problem is understanding your options and discussing the overall plan with your doctor.  There are ways to hide the scar and achieving a desired outcome.  

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Hairline Creation Through FUE Hair Transplant

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Yes, there is a way to restore your existing hairline placement once you have this other procedure done. Through follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant, a skilled surgeon can harvest hair from the nape of your neck and the back of your head to be implanted along the hairline; thus restoring its natural placement. FUE is the desirable technique for this because it enables the use of finer caliber hairs at the nape, which create a soft, natural look. Other techniques that are restricted to the mid-rear scalp often result in a harsh-looking hairline. For this procedure to prove successful make sure:

  • You find an ADVANCED FUE surgeon
  • You find a surgeon with artistic vision for hairline design


Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Hairline Lowering

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There are many ways to camouflage incisions made in and around the hairline.  This would depend on the of extent of your hair loss and how much you want your hairline lowered.

John E. Frank, MD
New York Hair Restoration Surgeon
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