If you are unhappy with the size of your forehead, you are not alone. Many men and women who come to us with this concern have been self-conscious about the issue for many years and have tried to disguise it with different hairstyles, hats, or accessories. A large forehead can take away from symmetry and balance in the face, making the feature feel embarrassingly prominent. Fortunately, Dr. Kwan offers a solution to large foreheads. Forehead reduction surgery, also sometimes referred to as hairline lowering surgery, is an effective way to balance facial features. If you are in the Queens, NY area, reach out to our office to learn more about the procedure.
What is a forehead reduction?
A forehead reduction is a surgical procedure that minimizes the size of the forehead by advancing the hairline lower on the forehead. The amount to which we can reduce the forehead depends on several factors including skin laxity and any previous hair loss.
Benefits of forehead reduction
There are many advantages to choosing forehead reduction surgery if you would like to lower the hairline. Some of the most noteworthy include:
- Quick procedure, typically under 2 hours
- Improves facial balance
- Minimal recovery with fast appearing results
- Can reduce the size of the forehead by up to an inch or more
- Incision is easy to cover up
- Improves self-esteem and confidence
Candidates for forehead reduction
If you have good skin elasticity and a high hairline, chances are you are a good candidate for forehead reduction surgery. The procedure is done under general anesthesia, so it is important to be healthy overall to minimize the risk of any complications. During a comprehensive consultation and medical evaluation, Dr. Kwan will determine if forehead reduction surgery is the best options to address your unique concerns.
What to expect with forehead reduction surgery
Forehead reduction surgery is performed in our surgical center while you are under sedation. After placing an incision along the hairline, the scalp is brought forward, and extra forehead skin is removed. The hairline is then positioned lower on the forehead and held in place with sutures. The placement of the incision along the hairline makes it easy to disguise.
Recovery from forehead reduction
Following the procedure, some swelling or numbness along the hairline or around the eyes and cheeks may occur for several days. You should be able to wash your hair the day after surgery and return to work after several days. Full recovery is usually around three weeks. Specific instructions will be given for when you may continue exercising or other strenuous activities.
Schedule your consultation today
If you would like to learn more about the forehead reduction procedure and you are in the Queens, NY area, schedule your comprehensive consultation with Dr. Kwan today by calling (212) 734-4488 . During this appointment, we will be able to examine your forehead, discuss your concerns, and determine if you are a candidate for the procedure. As always, we are here to answer any questions you have about the procedure or recovery. Do not delay, find out how forehead reduction surgery can improve your confidence and self-esteem.