When performed by an experienced surgeon, forehead reduction surgery will reduce the appearance of a large or excessively high forehead. Forehead reduction surgery results in a scar as the forehead skin is cut to lower a high hairline. However, an experienced plastic surgeons can skillfully conceal the incision within the hairline rendering any resulting scar almost invisible. When the scar is properly hidden within the hairline, bangs aren’t necessary to hide the incision line.
That said, it’s easier for surgeons to conceal the scar in some patients more than others. Factors that may impact the final results of your hairline advancement include the natural shape of your hairline, the density of your hairline, and scalp laxity.
Patients with a straight hairline often feel their final results look more natural than those with an uneven hairline. Those with a thick hairline also have an advantage in hiding the scarring as their hair density obscures the scar. The elasticity of the skin along the scalp also affects the final results as looser skin around the scalp makes it less likely the eyebrows will be raised into a higher position when the new hairline is created.
The best way to gain an idea of the kind of results you can expect is to make a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in hairline lowering. During the initial consultation your surgeon will review your medical history and carry out a full examination of your scalp and brow to help determine if hairline lowering is the most appropriate way to achieve your goals.
You may also be a good candidate for another treatment that provides comparable or even better results; for example, a brow lift or hair transplant. Hair grafting avoids the need for making an incision along the hairline and is a less invasive surgical procedure. Hair grafting can also be used to fill out the hairline.
When performed by an experienced surgeon, forehead reduction surgery will reduce the appearance of a large or excessively high forehead. Forehead reduction surgery results in a scar as the forehead skin is cut to lower a high hairline.