Women in the Queens, New York area who are unhappy with their long or “high” forehead may be unable to address the problem with hairstyle changes or creative contouring techniques with cosmetics and makeup. A high forehead can cause an imbalance in the harmony of the facial structure that can negatively impact its appearance. With the help of Dr. Edmund Kwan, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, patients can address a high forehead with a hairline lowering or forehead reduction procedure.
One of the most effective ways to reduce a high forehead is through cosmetic plastic surgery. A high hairline or long forehead may be disguised with hairstyles. But when this is no longer an option, it might be time to speak to a professional about the benefits of forehead reduction surgery, which can help improve the proportion of facial elements. The most desirable goal for the length of the forehead vertically is ½ of the entire length of the face. If the forehead area is longer than this, it leads to imbalance and improper proportions that can cause someone to feel self-conscious with their facial appearance. It may also be worsened with other concerns such as drooping eyebrows or eyelids. Because of this, some women also have blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), or brow lifts performed at the same time as the forehead reduction procedure for optimum improvement in the upper portion of the face.
Dr. Edmund Kwan is an experienced and highly desirable plastic surgeon in the New York City tri-state area. He has three convenient office locations in Flushing, New Jersey, and Manhattan and works routinely with patients who have cosmetic or reconstructive surgery needs. He has helped thousands of patients boost their self-confidence with facial and body procedures at his state-of-the-art facilities.
Forehead reduction surgery is done at our practice as an outpatient procedure. Any excess skin is removed and tightened to help smooth away wrinkles and folds at the same time as the hairline is lowered. Patients will have sutures done along the hairline to help disguise the scarring that will be left behind. They can expect to wait up to a week after surgery to appear in public areas or social settings, as bruising and swelling will often resolve within 7 to 10 days. Patients will want to visit Dr. Kwan around this time for a follow-up appointment, ensuring the area is healing as expected, and no signs of infection are present.
If you are interested in forehead reduction or contouring procedures or techniques and live in the area of Queens, NY, we welcome you to book an appointment with our team to learn more about the various plastic and reconstructive surgery solutions available at our facility. We have three office locations throughout the NYC tri-state area and invite patients to take the time to discuss their cosmetic needs with our experienced surgeon.