Having a high hairline is often out of your control. It's essentially a result of genetics, whether you were born with it or your hairline has receded with age. Regardless of the cause, it may be the source of self-consciousness. Dr. Julia Kerolus is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and makes it her mission to restore your confidence through procedures like hairline lowering. Serving the Atlanta area, her team at Kerolus Facial Plastic Surgery is ready to discuss your goals for a lower hairline.
Put the hats away
Perhaps you have experienced that an abnormally high hairline or a broad forehead has drawn unwanted attention and has lowered your self-esteem. As a result, many people choose haircuts that hide their high hairlines and avoid wearing their hair in a ponytail.
Hairline lowering surgery, also known as forehead reduction or scalp advancement, shifts your scalp forward and decreases the distance between your hairline and eyebrows by up to one to three centimeters. This surgical technique gives you an improved appearance of the eyebrows and more harmonious facial proportions. With a smaller forehead, fuller hair, and balanced facial features, you will often find yourself smiling in the mirror. This subtle procedure can provide tremendous results.
Hairline lowering offers benefits for both men and women. Dr. Kerolus is skilled at keeping your incisions well-hidden.
Men and women with a naturally high hairline, thick hair, and no family or personal history of hair loss are generally good candidates for a hair lowering procedure. Many individuals receiving facial feminization surgery may also benefit from hairline lowering surgery. The forehead is reshaped, resulting in a lower, more feminine hairline. Candidates must be non-smokers and without conditions that could interfere with optimal healing.
Hairline lowering surgery is conducted under sedation or general anesthesia during a same-day operation. To begin your procedure for hairline lowering Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kerolus will make a single incision within the hairline and will remove excess skin from the forehead and scalp.
Then, the scalp is advanced with finesse to create a new, lower hairline. During the operation, Dr. Kerolus may use the same incision to reshape the bony orbital structure of the forehead to create a softer shape. The incision is closed with sutures which allow hair to grow in front of and through the scar for a camouflaged, natural result. The procedure usually takes two to three hours to complete.
Next day hair washing
After your forehead reduction Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. Kerolus provides detailed post-surgical recommendations that should be carefully followed to ensure optimal healing. While the healing time varies, it usually takes one to two weeks to recuperate.
The first few days after surgery, mild swelling and numbness are expected. During this period, prescription medicines or Tylenol will help with pain management. The majority of patients can wash their hair the day after surgery. For several weeks, heavy lifting and intense activity must be avoided. Following suture removal, which usually happens one week after surgery, most patients can return to light and moderate work obligations.
Instant and Permanent
The results of a hairline lowering treatment are instant and permanent improvements in the form and size of the forehead. On the other hand, Atlanta hairline lowering patients will typically see the final results after a few months.
Hairline Lowering requires a delicate touch, finesse, and a well trained aesthetic eye for a natural result. Schedule your Atlanta hairline lowering consultation at Kerolus Facial Plastic surgery to discuss with Dr. Kerolus how lowering your hairline can improve your self-esteem.
In most cases, forehead reduction surgery causes little to no discomfort. Most patients will experience slight soreness the first evening after surgery, although severe pain is highly unusual. Pain medicine is prescribed to patients on an as-needed basis.
This treatment is, in general, extremely safe. However, there are still risks with any procedure. The possible side effects are numbness, bleeding, scarring, discomfort, asymmetry, temporary or permanent hair loss, and infection.
Taking care of yourself is about more than just annual check-ups and eating right. You also want to preserve your ability to look and feel your best. If you feel like you have an area that you want to improve through plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kerolus. She will make sure you find the right treatment for your best results.
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