How many People Just Have Thinning Hair rather than Visible Bald Spots After a Brow Lift?

Which (thinning hair or actuall balding), is more likely for women after a brow lift? Is this a temporary side-effect?

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Thinning Hair vs Bald Spots after Brow Lift

Although permanent thinning hair or bald spots are possible when incisions are made in the scalp, this is very rare after an irregular tricophytic hairline incision.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Hair loss or thinning after brow lifts.

Hairline brow lifts, the Irregular Trichophytic Forehead Lift, almost never has either type of hairloss and gives the most lift. Endoscopic lifts often have a small patch of hair loss which is usually temporary but can be permanent and often drops more than the ITF lift.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Thinning of hair after browlift

Hair thinning is rare after browlift. Instead, excision of the brow hair through a temporal browlift can cause the thinning effect. 

Jose E. Barrera, MD, FACS
San Antonio Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Hair loss after a brow lift

Neither thinning nor balding are common side effects of brow lifting.  Are you losing hair just near the surgical sites or all over your head?  If losing hair all over you may wish to discuss this with a dermatologist.

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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How many People Just Have Thinning Hair rather than Visible Bald Spots After a Brow Lift?

How many People Just Have Thinning Hair rather than Visible Bald Spots After a Brow Lift?  I have performed Brow Lifts and all types of plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures over the past 20 years.  IMHO, thinning hair can occur from the anesthesia with almost any type of surgical procedure.  Hair loss can and does occur after a Brow Lift due to follicular shock and that's why I also have my Brow Lift patients use Rogaine for 1 year after the procedure to help stimulate the follicle regrowth.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Hair changes after brow lifts

Certain brow lift techniques may involve the removal of hair bearing scalp or the scalp is stretched resulting in actual thinning of the hair. Also any surgery that involves incisions in the scalp can result in temporary shock hair loss. In my practice, I often see patients , who after an endoscopic brow lift think they have lost hair but in reality have had raising of the hairline. Fortunately this condition is readily correctible .

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