Forehead Reduction / Hairline Lowering

Hairline lowering, also known as forehead reduction surgery, alters the position of your hairline. It reduces the height of the forehead and corrects normal temple recession to give it a more rounded look. The surgery can also help to balance your face’s proportions and frame your features in a more flattering way. It is performed by making an incision along the natural line of your hair and then removing a section of the skin.


The Best Candidates for Hairline Lowering


Large forehead


Naturally high hairline


No history of hair loss

The best candidates for hairline lowering are those who have a high forehead or a receding hairline. The procedure can also be beneficial for people who have a widow’s peak or other irregularities in their hairline. The procedure is not suitable for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as those who have a history of keloid scarring. If you are considering hairline lowering, you must consult a qualified surgeon to discuss your goals and concerns.

Benefits of Hairline Lowering

Hairline lowering offers many advantages to people who want to reposition their hairline further down on the forehead. The benefits include, but are not limited to:


Balances the facial features


Boosts self-esteem and confidence


Reduction in height of the forehead


Slight eyebrow lift

Risks Involved in Hairline Lowering

Like any other surgery, hairline lowering too involves some side effects. However, none of the risks are fatal. It can include:


Sensation in the scalp


Numbness around forehead


Hair Loss







Procedure & Recovery

It is important to expect realistic results when opting for a hairline-lowering surgery. Other factors like the overall proportions of your face and forehead area are also considered. Typically, a hairline lowering of 2-2.5 cm can be achieved, but this mainly relies on scalp laxity.

Hairline-lowering surgery is performed under anesthesia and typically takes between one and one and a half hours to complete fully. To minimize the size of the forehead, an incision is created along the natural hairline, the excess forehead tissue is removed, and the hair is pushed forward.

The recovery period varies; however, 3 to 5 days of mild discomfort and pain are expected. The patients can resume their regular daily activities after 1-2 weeks. It is highly recommended to avoid engaging in any strenuous activities, including sports and heavy lifting.

Dr. James Wang Today

If you're interested in learning more about hairline lowering or any other cosmetic surgery procedure, contact Dr. James Wang today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Wang is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon with years of experience helping patients achieve their desired results. He will work with you to create a custom treatment plan that meets your needs.


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