A high hairline can make the forehead appear oversized and out of balance with the rest of the facial features. Many men and women are born with high hairlines or may notice their hairlines receding over time as they get older. Wearing a hat, head band or scarf can hide a long or large forehead, but it is not a permanent solution. At Precision Medical Specialists, we offer forehead reduction surgery with hairline lowering at our plastic surgery center in Wellington, FL.
One of the key factors to an attractive face is balance. When one feature seems over or undersized, it can impact the balance of the features. A long or large forehead can make the chin or lower face seem smaller. It may be distracting, deterring from other features like the eyes and mouth. In most cases, the forehead is not larger at all, but the hairline is too high, creating the appearance of a long forehead. Bringing the hairline down one to two inches can have a substantial improvement for balancing the face.
Hairline Lowering Plastic Surgery
To lower the hairline for forehead reduction surgery, a strip of skin on the forehead below the existing hairline is removed. The scalp with the existing hair follicles is moved downward and stitched into place. The hairline can be lowered up to two inches. The exact amount is determined by the looseness of the skin in the patient and desired position of the hairline to reduce the height of the forehead. Once the procedure is complete, the incision and scar will be above the hairline and should be hidden from view.
Forehead reduction surgery can have a dramatic impact on the aesthetics of the face. Lowering the hairline can resize the forehead for facial balance, bringing more attention to the other key features like the eyes and lips. For many men and women, forehead reduction surgery can boost their self-confidence and esteem for a better quality of life. If you are interested in learning more about hairline lowering for forehead reduction, contact us at Precision Medical Specialists to schedule a consultation at our facility in Wellington, FL.