People with a long forehead can benefit from reducing the height of the forehead by lowering the hairline. The ideal position of the hairline helps with the overall contour and harmony of one’s face. In addition, women who have long foreheads may seem to look more masculine which can be unpleasant. With a hairline lowering and forehead reduction, the face will be rejuvenated, and therefore the patient feels more self-confident.


How does the forehead reduction work?

For this cosmetic intervention currently, several techniques are possible. One of the possible options is to implement hair grafts, which is a very effective technique. In this technique, there will be no scar but the whole intervention will be completed in a longer period. On the other hand, you can get a hairline lowering and forehead reduction by a form of cosmetic surgery.


Hairline Lowering and Forehead Reduction: Hair implants

In this technique, normally there are no complications afterward. The hair will grow naturally in its new position and the hair color matches absolutely. Several grafts are taken from the donor or the patient’s own hair and are implemented on the forehead. You should note that as the grafts are taken from the back of the neck, no drastic change is noticeable.

As there is a need for many grafts, approximately 2500 grafts, this intervention may be completed in two separate sessions.


  Hairline Lowering and Forehead Reduction: Cosmetic surgery

During your preoperative consultation sessions, your doctor assessing your overall face shape, quality of hair and some other factors may recommend you to get surgery. In this technique, the plastic surgeon removes your hair tissue with a fine scalpel, plus removing the excess skin, and places the tissue in a lower position on your forehead. With this technique, the result is achieved in a shorter period. In some cases, there might be a need for both techniques to be applied for the desired result.


The result of a hairline correction

The incisions from both techniques will be hidden in the hair and therefore there is no worry about the scars. The patient may feel some swelling on the affected areas for a few days but other than this, there will be no pain and they can resume work and daily activities after a week. Although the full recovery can take up to several weeks.  



Suitable applicants for this procedure are people who feel that their forehead is too long or that the hairline on their forehead is too high. People with very short hair may not be good applicants for this procedure, but most adults who are in good general health will be medically able to have a forehead shortening procedure.

Hairline reduction surgery is performed under either local anesthesia or general anesthesia and takes about two to three hours. Parallel to the hairline, there is an all-incision on the skin, but because the hair grows on this line after surgery, the remaining scars on the skin will be hidden under the hair. During the surgery, the extra skin on the forehead is removed and the scalp is pulled forward, and at the end, the entire incision will be closed with sutures.

After the surgery, a bandage is placed on the forehead incision. The stitches may be absorbent, otherwise they will be removed by a doctor about a week after surgery. Most people who do this stay at home for about a week and rest. However, others can resume their normal activities after only two or three days. After forehead shortening surgery, there is a possibility of slight swelling and bruising in the patient's forehead.

Hair growth line in women usually starts from 4 to 6 cm above the eyebrows. In fact, the hairline should naturally be around the point where the vertical slope of the forehead ends and the backward slope begins towards the scalp. If the hairline starts somewhere above this point, it can be unpleasant and unattractive in appearance.

The most important factor in the success of forehead shortening surgery is the degree of flexibility and softness of the scalp. In fact, if a person's scalp is relatively soft and flexible, or in other words, his scalp can be moved freely back and forth. But if the scalp does not have the necessary flexibility, it may not be easy to pull it down to shorten the forehead. Sometimes it takes two steps to shorten the forehead.