High and thin forehead hair in 30 y female. Could get hair transplant and hair lowering?

I have over all thin hair especially at the front . It's getting worse for the last 2 years . And I have a very high forehead . I wonder if I could get hair transplant and hair lowering ?my second q is I don't want a my eyebrow to look lifted

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Thin hair and hair line lowering forehead reduction surgery versus hair transplant surgery.

Having thin hair and wanting a hair line lowering forehead reduction surgery versus hair transplant surgery can be a problem.

You must first have an exam to make sure you have good donor hair supply for a hair transplant surgery.
You must also have an exam to make sure you would be a candidate for forehead reduction as scarring on the thin hair line can be an issue.

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High Hairline in 30 Year Old Female

If your hair is thin I would recommend the Irregular Trichophytic Hairline Lowering procedure that we developed many years ago because the density of hair adjacent to the new hairline is much thick than we can achieve with transplants. The position of the eyebrows will not change unless the patient wants and needs them to be lifted.

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Thinning high hairline.

You should first find out if there is a treatable cause for your ongoing hair loss. Hair transplants might help lower the hairline as could surgical hairline advancement. However, I would not recommend either if you are having continued hair loss. Your eyebrows will not be lifted with a pure hairline lowering operation.

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It is possible to lower your hairline without transplantation if there is enough hair to grow through the scar. The Irregular Trichophytic Forehead Lift is an ideal way to lower the hairline provided you have enough elasticity of your scalp.

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Hair loss in women

It's a good idea to see a dermatologist or hair restoration specialist who is knowledgeable about hair loss in women.

Women with hair loss all over (a condition called "diffuse" hair loss) are often not good candidates for hair transplant surgery.

There are dozens and dozens of reasons for women to lose hair. Some can be treated with hair transplant surgery and others can not. Rapid hair loss over two years is a good reason to visit a hair specialist to see which of the many many reasons for hair loss you might have.

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.