For people who feel they have a high hairline or large forehead, this can be a frustrating source of self-consciousness and can affect self-esteem and confidence. If you’ve tried different hairstyles to make your forehead seem less prominent or have even tried to hide it with hats or scarves, it may be time to take the next step. With hairline surgery in Raleigh from renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Ortiz, you can reduce the height of your forehead to achieve a more balanced appearance so you can feel more attractive and confident.
Hairline lowering, also called forehead reduction surgery, is a brief, generally safe procedure designed to reduce the vertical width of the forehead up to 2.5 centimeters. While under sedation, Dr. Ortiz will make an incision along the top of the forehead and hairline, removing excess skin. He will then pull down the top of the incision at the hairline to connect with the bottom of the incision at the forehead to narrow the forehead. The incisions are then closed, ensuring the scar will be mostly hidden within the hairline as the hair regrows.
The procedure itself often takes around two hours to complete, and you can go home soon after your recovery time. Many patients are able to wash their hair the next day, return to work and light activity within just a few days, and have the sutures removed after about a week. Aside from keeping the incision clean to ensure proper healing, recovery is often very easy.
For patients who are seeking a more youthful, restored appearance, during the hairline lowering, Dr. Ortiz can also perform a brow lift. This creates a smoother forehead by lifting any drooping or lowering of the brow line.
A proportionate forehead is typically one in which area between the hairline and forehead spans between 5 and 6.5 centimeters, so people whose hairlines exceed this distance may find hairline lowering to be the best option to achieve a more proportionate appearance. The ideal candidate will also have good skin elasticity and be in good overall health. Dr. Ortiz will sit down with you to discuss your goals and what results you could expect as well as determine whether this procedure is the right fit for you.
If you’re ready to experience more confidence and stop hiding behind hairstyles and hats, we can help! Schedule your consultation today with Dr. Ortiz by calling our plastic surgery center in Raleigh at 919-532-2270 or filling out the contact form below to learn more.
28 year old female presented with desires to decrease the height of the hairline.
Procedure performed: forehead reduction
18 year old female who desired to have a shorter forehead because she believed it was too long and round. She constantly had to wear a head piece that she would advance over her natural hairline in order to camouflage the native hairline. She stated that she would be OK with having a scar that is somewhat along the hairline. I discussed with her the type of scar that she would have and that we can shorten the distance between the brows and the hairline by about 2-3 cm.
Weight: 124 pounds. BMI: 22
Procedure: Forehead Reduction with Hairline Advancement