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Published on: 21 Oct 2016 by caitlynw
excessively high forehead is a common problem for many people, both
men and women. The space of the forehead considerably affects the
proportion of the face.
high or excessively large forehead can depreciate from your otherwise
proportional features. It can make an individual feel very self
conscious and limit which hairstyles to wear in order to help
camouflage the large forehead. The reason for this could be due to
genetic factors, hair loss, or from prior surgery such as a coronal
lowering surgery or scalp advancement surgery can be used to reduce
an excessively high hairline or large forehead in both men and women.
The procedure involves the removal of a strip of skin from the front
of the hairline. The hairline then is lowered and attached into
place. This procedure is usually performed with a local anaesthetic
and sedation. It may require stretching the scalp skin with the help
of a tissue expander. The scar becomes difficult to notice as it is
generally hidden behind the hairline.
are a number of experts in the area of hairline
lowering surgery in Australia. Here is a list of some of the
frequently asked questions about the surgery:
my hair be thinner after the surgery? : All hair restoration
surgeries thin the scalp hair microscopically. And the hairline
lowering surgery is no exception to this. However, the thinning is
imperceptible as it is distributed throughout the top and back of
are the side effects and potential complications of this surgery? :
Firstly, the patient experiences numbness of the front of the scalp.
The sensation almost returns in a 3-12 month period always.
Sometimes, during the recovery period, there is an itching
there can be some shedding of the fine hairs in the front of the
scalp within 2-4 weeks after the operation. However, the hair always
comes back after 3 months.
will recovery be like post surgery? : Following surgery, the
forehead is wrapped in a soft dressing. To help remove any fluid
collections from under the scalp, a drain may also be placed. The
patients should expect bruising and swelling directly after the
surgery. However recovery time is fairly quick. The dressing reduces
the swelling and also helps to protect the area. The swelling
reduces after a few days and any pain experienced is managed with
prescription pain medication.