I had hated my forehead all my life - contemplated the surgery for 10 years. A few years back, I had spoken via email to another doctor multiple times, and they were very kind, polite, and helpful… but they made it clear that I would need 2 procedures and a tissue expander, given the amount of reduction I wanted to achieve and how tight my scalp was.
I was referred to Dr. Aharonov by Dr. Pak with the New Hair Institute. I had gone to Dr. Pak to see if I was a candidate for hair transplants, instead of doing some terrifying 2-stage forehead reduction surgery where I need to fill a balloon in my head with saline solution for weeks on end…. no thank you!! Anyway, while I was a candidate for hair transplants, I need to give Dr. Pak a huge shout out too, because he could not have steered me in a better direction! With Dr. Aharonov, there was NO need for 2 surgeries or a tissue expander, and there were immediate results.
When I met Dr. Aharonov on our consultation, he was extremely kind, informative, knowledgeable, and respectful. He gave me realistic expectations - he said my scalp WAS very tight, but despite that, he was optimistic and hopeful we could move it down maybe 1". I would have been ok with one inch, but to be honest, I was a little disappointed with the estimate. I still decided to go through with the surgery, because any improvement was better than what I was working with, and this was my best option.
HOWEVER, much to my glee and delight, Dr. Aharonov was able to take off closer to 2" during my surgery!!! When he took the bandages off the next day, I knew absolutely everything and without a doubt that everything was worth it. My expectations were BEYOND exceeded! I am STILL shocked at the result he was able to give me… he also was able to fix the bit of recession I had on one side of my forehead and even out my hairline! It looks soooo natural!
Such an amazing feeling of relief to be able to NEVER, EVER worry about my fivehead again. Dr. Aharonov has given me freedom and confidence, and I am only 3 weeks out! I have never worn my hair in a center part (always with a really awesome comb-over or bangs)… and I have always been wrought with fear over certain activities (a windy day blowing my hair off my face, jumping in the ocean and my wet hair exposing my fivehead. etc etc)… I can't tell you what a relief it is to no longer have those hindrances weigh me down anymore.
For anybody contemplating this surgery with this surgeon… I can not say enough good things about it, or him, or his staff. Speaking of which, I also need to mention that Faye, his AMAZING office manager and assistant, is the most darling person I have ever met. Anything I needed, she was there. Prompt, courteous, encouraging, helpful, and reassuring… she helped make this process so much easier than I could have imagined. What a doll she is! And what a team they make!
Feel free to post your specific questions below (i.e., healing questions, timeframes, supplements, etc etc). I will also attach a few before/after pictures of my progress for week 1, week 2, and week 3. This is honestly one of the best decisions I have ever made!!