Forehead Lowering

Forehead lowering surgery (Forehead reduction surgery), can correct an overly high or large forehead while preserving the natural flow of your hair. This procedure is ideal for patients who are finding it hard to conceal their high forehead with hairstyles.

Usually, the most aesthetically pleasing size of a forehead is about one-third of the face. In women with high hairlines, the forehead will make up a disproportionate amount of the face.

This atypical lack of balance can create a masculine appearance. More, women may be unable to wear their hair in the style they prefer. While high hairlines in women is usually an inherited characteristic, it can also be the result of a previous cosmetic surgery.

Men with very high hairlines usually inherit them as well, but they may also be the result of male pattern baldness. Those who already have high hairlines who begin losing their hair are not ideal candidates. If hairlines continue to recede, the incision will become visible. These individuals need hair replacement surgery.

Both men and women with naturally high hairlines or large foreheads make good candidates for hairline lowering procedures. Typical hairlines are 5 to 6.5 centimeters above the eyebrows. Those who have hairlines higher than this and who think it negatively impacts their appearance are pleased with the results of hairline lowering/forehead reduction.

The presence of thick hair and no personal or family history of hair loss is also an important consideration. Good scalp laxity (stretchiness) is necessary for this type of procedure.

Those who are in generally good health and have reasonable expectations for the procedure make especially good candidates for hairline lowering surgeries.

During the hairline lowering process, Dr. Mirmanesh can also elevate the brows if necessary. Low brows can be genetic or can be the result of the aging process.

Procedure Overview

Before Forehead Lowering Surgery
After Forehead Lowering Surgery

Average surgical time: 90 minutes

Anesthesia type: General in Certified Surgical Center or Local in Office

Estimated Cost: $9,000 USD


Back to work: 1 week

Return to exercise: 4 weeks

How Dr Mirmanesh maximizes your outcome

Scar optimization with silicone gel and adjunct laser scar therapy
Incision hidden in hairline
Pain control with local anesthesia injection at procedure conclusion

Am I a good candidate?

Non smoker
No medical conditions that reduce wound healing
No history of keloids/abnormal scarring
Unhappy with appearance
Realistic goals

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