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Hairline Lowering Surgery

Hairline Lowering Surgery/ Scalp advancement/ forehead reduction

in Bangkok, Thailand 


          The broad forehead is often an undesirable trait that causes a feeling of self- consciousness and dissatisfaction. Usually, a woman with too high hairline may attempt to disguise her forehead with various hairstyles. One of the correcting techniques that we offer is a hairline lowering or forehead reduction procedure. This procedure can reduce the look of a wide forehead, restoring balance and improve overall facial symmetry and boost your self – esteem.


A Good Candidate for Hairline lowering

  • Man or woman with a naturally high hairline, receding hairline unhappy with their forehead
  • A broad forehead  and wants to shorten the forehead
  • Low or heavy eyebrows and want to change the proportion of your face
  • Healthy
  • Realistic expectation
  • Know the risk of the procedure well


Preparation for hairline lowering

  • Consult with the plastic surgeon who has highly skilled and experienced for hairline lowering. You will discuss your surgical goals, medical condition, and treatments
  • Physical examination, including a blood test, chest X-ray, electrolytes level, HIV
  • Stop smoking and drinking alcohol at least one week before surgery
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding and bruising at least two weeks
  • Stop eating and drinking at least 6 hours before surgery


Figure 1: Shows the hairline lowering incision

Figure 2: Shows the hairline lowering scar


Hairline Lowering Procedure:

  1. Hairline lowering is an operation performed under general anesthesia
  2. An incision is made at the hairline and extends into the temporal area within the hair-bearing region. The scalp advance through this incision, The excess forehead skin is then removed, and the hairline place in a new lowered position. In most cases, the hairline can be reduced by about 1/2 to 1 inch in a single procedure
  3. The skin is suture together in a way that minimizes scar formation and is hidden almost entirely by the hairline upon hair regrowth

The operation time is around 2 hours.

Post-operative care for hairline lowering 

  1. Stitches remove in one week
  2. Keep the head elevated for 1-2 weeks after surgery to reduce post-op swelling
  3. To control pain,  swelling in your face by medication
  4. Most patients can wash their hair the next day and go back to work in a few days after the operation
  5. In some cases, a follow-up hair transplant recommends to lower the hairline further and cover the hairline scar
  6. Follow all post-operative instructions and attend all post-operative appointments


Risk and Complications for hairline lowering:

  • Scarring after the incision heals
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Suture rupture along an incision line
  • Hematoma
  • Dissatisfaction with appearance after surgery
  • Facial nerve injury
  • Hair loss around incision scar

 If an experienced, skilled professional performs the surgery, the risk of a visible scar and long-term effects is a minimum.


Result for hairline lowering

Hairline lowering will pull down hairline around 1.5-2 centimeters. Make your forehead more narrow 1.5-2 cm. Your face will be more balanced of Hairline lowering and Hair transplant.

If you have a broad forehead that prefers to reduce much more than 3 cm, you cannot perform only hairline lowering. Another alternative procedure might be hair transplantation. Kamol Cosmetic Hospital offers a combination of hairline lowering and hair transplant.


The limitation of hairline lowering is as follows:

  • The maximum of pull-down is approximately 2 cm. Maybe not enough for some patients' needs
  • Hairline lowering surgery will have a scar on the edge of the hairline
  • Some people with dark skin are more noticeable shedding color on incision scar
  • Hairline lowering cannot create a beautiful facial frame


The limitation of hair transplant is as follows:

  • It may take a year to see the complete result
  • The operation time of a hair transplant takes many hours on local anesthesia, and they will feel uncomfortable during the operation
  • The number of hair grafts is not more than 4,000 grafts each time. It can reduce the forehead width around 1.5-2 cm, depends on the hair graft density


The advantage of the combination of hairline lowering and the hair transplant is as follows:

  • The combination of hairline lowering and hair transplant can help from the limitation of each technique as well. This combination surgery will reduce the forehead width successfully much more than 3.5 cm.
  • Sometimes, the hairline lowering cannot pull down to cover the bald side
  • A hair transplant will full fill the hairless area
  • A hair transplant can design the facial frame to be a feminine or masculine hairline. Make your face is a more natural look

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