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Hair Line Lowering London

A high forehead that is out of proportion with the other facial features is considered a masculine feature. It can be corrected by Hairline Lowering, Forehead Reduction plastic surgery, which can provide a more proportionate forehead and feminine hairline shape.

Forehead Reduction Surgery, Hairline Lowering aims to alter the balance of the upper third of the face to improve facial balance and enhance the feminine appearance. The procedure which is best suited to your goals will be determined at your consultation. Your result can improve self-confidence and boost self-esteem, allowing you to be more comfortable in your female gender.

The Hairline lowering foreheadplasty is commonly combined with Browlift Surgery or Brow Contouring Surgery. Where significant hair line recession, male pattern hair loss has occurred, Hair Transplantation may be necessary.

We support and endorse the Guidelines for the Standards of Care for transgender, trans-individuals set out by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

Summary of Hair Line Lowering

Procedure
1.5 – 2 hours
Downtime
Moderate pain / discomfort for 3-5 days
No strenuous exercise / activity for 6 weeks
Back To Work
10-14 days
Lasting Effects Of Treatment
Permanent
Anaesthetic
General
Your Procedure
  • What will I achieve from Hairline Lowering Surgery?
    The aim of Hairline Lowering / Forehead Reduction is to provide an aesthetically pleasing, feminine facial shape that is in balance with your facial features. Remember it can take 6 weeks or more for the final result to be achieved.
  • What should I expect of the scars following Forehead, Hairline Lowering Surgery?
    The incision is created using a zig-zag technique along your hairline. The incision heals well in 7 to 10 days and continues to fade, becoming hidden within the hairline in 6 to 12 months. The amount or extent of the incisions will depend on the complexity of surgery required to achieve optimum results.
  • Does Forehead, Hairline Lowering Surgery require a general anaesthetic or hospitalisation?
    Forehead, Hairline Lowering is performed under general anaesthetic in hospital. In most cases, the patient is able to go home the same day as the procedure, once fully recovered.
  • How long is the Surgery?
    Forehead, Hairline Lowering Surgery takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to perform depending on the complexity of the surgery.
Hair Line Lowering FAQ’S
  • Am I the ideal patient for Hairline Lowering Surgery?
    If you are concerned about the size or height of your forehead which is not in proportion to your facial features and suggest maleness, then Forehead Reduction or Hairline Lowering Surgery may be suitable for you. You should be realistic as to what can be achieved by the Forehead, Hairline Lowering Surgery and understand the risks and side effects of this surgery.
  • What are the risks of Hairline Lowering Surgery?
    Like all surgical procedures there are always risks associated with surgery. However, complications are uncommon even with complex facial surgery. Bruising can occur and may take 2 weeks to resolve, while major bleeding is rare. Infection is infrequent (less than 0.5%) and will require a course of appropriate antibiotics. Facial muscle weakness is uncommon, but typically affects the forehead, temporarily lasting 6 – 8 weeks. Permanent weakness is rare. Abnormal scarring, hypertrophic and keloid scars are uncommon with Hairline Lowering. Altered sensation in the scalp is expected and will slowly improve from 1 – 2 years following your surgery.
  • Will a special garment be required after Hairline Lowering Surgery?
    In the majority of Forehead, Hairline Lowering Surgery, a support dressing is placed around the forehead at the end of surgery to help control swelling and reduce movement post operatively. In addition, a cold Hilo-Therapy mask will be worn for 4 hours post-operatively to aid the control of swelling and any discomfort. In some cases we advise that Hilo-Therapy be used at home to aid healing and reduce swelling.
  • How long is the recovery time?
    A cold Hilo-Therapy mask will be worn for 4 hours post-operatively to aid the control of swelling and any discomfort. In some cases we advise that Hilo-Therapy be used at home to aid healing and reduce swelling. Moderate pain / discomfort is expected for 3 – 5 days. Suitable pain relief will be provided. Patients can go back to their normal daily activities after 10 – 14 days, but no strenuous exercise / activity for 6 weeks is advised, including any contact sports.
  • What are the costs Forehead, Hairline Lowering Surgery?
    The cost for Hairline Lowering Surgery varies depending on your individual case. The cost includes all of your pre-operative and post-operative care. You will be provided with a detailed quotation following your Consultation with your Surgeon.
  • What reassurance do I have with Hairline Lowering Surgery at LTS?
    At LTS, we understand that your decision to have Hairline Lowering Surgery can be a daunting and anxious time for you. Our aim is to fully understand your concerns and desires, and assess your face accurately, before agreeing on a treatment plan which is in your best interest. Mr Inglefield and his team’s expertise in Hairline Lowering plastic surgery will ensure your safe and excellent outcome. If for any reason you are unsuitable for Hairline Lowering Surgery, you will be advised against this form of surgery. We will provide you with all the information you need and support before, during and after your surgery.



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