Considering hairline lowering? If so, it is in your best interest to carefully choose a qualified hair restoration surgeon for any surgical procedure meant to lower your hairline, especially if you are a man. Over time, a lowered hairline may drop as the skin loses elasticity. You’ll end up with a hairline that simply looks too low. There’s also the risk that future hair loss will make your lowered hairline look odd. To prevent this, you need a surgeon who can lower your high forehead while also planning for how your hairline will look in the future.
Dr. Jeffrey Epstein is an experienced hair restoration surgeon who has performed well over 2,000 hairline advancement surgeries. You may have seen him on BBC, CNN, or Discovery Health. With offices in New York and Florida, it’s easy for patients from across the country to seek his expertise. He often uses a two-technique approach to ensure the best possible outcome.
Forehead Reduction Surgery
The first step in Dr. Epstein’s hairline advancement surgery involves a forehead reduction. This procedure involves an incision made along the hairline. The hairline is pulled forward to a lower point on the forehead, excess skin is removed, and then the two sections of skin are sutured. This procedure is commonly used to lower a high hairline in women.
Recovery after a forehead reduction takes approximately five days to a week. A week after the surgery, the sutures are removed. Scars are hidden within the hairline, and hair grows through the scar as you heal, so few people will ever see the fine scar that is left behind.
Most patients prefer hair grafting to lower a high forehead. Results are immediately noticeable, there are no incisions on the forehead that need time to heal, and the recovery time is minimal. You can see before and after videos of a hairline advancement through hair grafting at Dr. Epstein’s page on hairline advancements surgeries.
Hair grafting is done alone or in conjunction with a forehead reduction. With hair grafting, there is no incision made along the hairline at the top of the forehead. Instead, hair is harvested from the back of the scalp and then transplanted to extend the hairline at the front of the scalp.
Each harvested hair follicle produces up to three hairs, and up to 2,400 follicles can be grafted during one appointment. Once you leave the office, you can get back to work or social activities the next day. Most patients cover up with a hat or scarf to hide the healing scalp. By the end of five days, you can resume hair washing and daily exercise routines. You will find the transplanted hairs fall out about three weeks after the surgery, but they grow back about four months later.
Before calling to ask questions or learn more, take time to view Dr. Epstein’s hairline advancement photo gallery. When you’re ready to schedule a consultation, Dr. Epstein’s offices are in Miami (305-666-1774) and New York City (212-759-3484). He also offers online consultations which are available by filling out the virtual consultation form.