Forehead Reduction


Forehead Reduction, also known as Hairline lowering or scalp advancement, is a surgical procedure designed to lower the position of the hairline. It is typically performed for individuals who have a high or receding hairline and desire a more balanced and proportional forehead-to-hairline ratio. This procedure can help create a more youthful and harmonious facial appearance.

As we age – both men and women – can experience receding hairlines, which disrupts the harmony of the face. A balanced, youthful face can be divided into three equivalent subunits: the forehead, the midface, and the lower face. As the hairline recedes, the forehead subunit increases in size relative to the other two subunits, which disharmonizes the face.

What is Forehead Reduction?

During a hairline lowering procedure, an incision is made along the natural hairline in a geometric broken line pattern to better hide the scar. Dr. Okland carefully removes a strip of scalp tissue above the incision line and then advances the remaining scalp forward to lower the hairline. The incision is then closed with sutures, and any excess skin may be trimmed if necessary.

How does Forehead Reduction work?

The procedure works by physically repositioning the hairline lower on the forehead. By removing a strip of scalp tissue and advancing the remaining scalp forward, the hairline is brought down to a more desirable position. This can help create a more balanced facial proportion, reduce the appearance of a large forehead, and improve overall facial aesthetics.

The procedure may also involve other techniques such as endoscopic brow lift to correct brow position simultaneously.

What are the Benefits of Forehead Reduction?

Improved facial symmetry

Hairline lowering can help create a more balanced and proportional facial appearance by reducing the forehead-to-hairline ratio. It can address a high or receding hairline, creating a more harmonious overall look.

Enhanced self-confidence

Many individuals with a high or receding hairline may feel self-conscious about their appearance. Hairline lowering can help boost self-confidence and improve self-esteem by providing a more aesthetically pleasing hairline.

Youthful appearance

A lower hairline is often associated with a more youthful look. By lowering the hairline, the forehead can appear smaller and more youthful, helping to turn back the clock on aging.

Improved hairstyles and hair options

With a lower hairline, individuals may have more hairstyle options available to them. They may be able to wear different haircuts or styles that were not possible with a higher hairline.

Long-lasting results

Hairline lowering is a permanent surgical procedure that can provide long-lasting results. Once the hairline has been repositioned, only continued hair loss can change the position of the new hairline.

Customized treatment

Hairline lowering procedures can be tailored to the individual's specific needs and desired outcome. Dr. Okland can customize the technique, incision placement, and hairline design to achieve the best possible results for each patient.

Procedure Timeline

INITIAL CONSULTATION: The first step is to schedule an initial consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon specializing in hairline lowering. During this consultation, Dr. Okland will evaluate your hairline, discuss your goals, explain the procedure in detail, and address any questions or concerns you may have.

PRE-OPERATIVE PREPARATION: Before the procedure, you may be required to undergo certain pre-operative preparations. This may include medical tests, photographs of your hairline, and discussions regarding your desired hairline position and shape.

SURGERY: On the day of the surgery, you will be placed under anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Dr. Okland will then perform the hairline lowering surgery according to the chosen technique. The procedure typically involves making an incision along the new hairline, removing a strip of forehead skin, and advancing the hairline to the desired position. The incision is then closed using sutures.

RECOVERY: After the surgery, you will be monitored in a recovery area to ensure your initial healing. You may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area, which is normal and can be managed with prescribed pain medications and cold compresses. It's important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Okland, which may include wearing a headband to protect the surgical site and avoiding certain activities.

FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENTS: You will have follow-up appointments with Dr. Okland to monitor your healing progress, remove any sutures, and address any concerns or questions you may have. These appointments are essential for ensuring proper healing and optimal results.


Frequently Asked Questions?

The suitability for hairline lowering can vary from person to person. During a consultation, our experienced surgeons will evaluate your hairline, scalp condition, and overall health to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
The recovery time can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure. Generally, patients can expect some swelling and mild discomfort for a few days after the surgery. Most individuals can resume regular activities within a 10 – 14 days.
Dr. Okland is experienced in creating natural-looking results. He takes into account factors such as hairline shape, density, and facial symmetry to ensure that the outcome blends seamlessly with your existing hairline.
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications involved. These may include infection, scarring, hair loss, or changes in sensation. However, our experienced surgeons take every precaution to minimize these risks and ensure a safe procedure.
Dr. Okland strives to minimize scarring by using advanced techniques, such as hidden incisions or hair transplantation if necessary. They will discuss the specific approach during your consultation and provide guidance on scar management.
The results of hairline lowering are typically long-lasting. The repositioned hairline remains stable over time, giving you a permanent improvement in your hairline position and shape.
In most cases, hairline lowering is a one-time procedure. However, Dr. Okland will provide you with comprehensive post-operative care instructions and may recommend follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure your satisfaction with the results.

Why choose Dr. Okland for Forehead Reduction?

Expertise and Experience

Dr. Okland has extensive experience performing hairline lowering procedures, ensuring optimal results and minimal complications.

Personalized Approach

We understand that every patient has unique needs and goals. That's why we take a personalized approach to each procedure, tailoring our techniques to suit your individual preferences and desires.

Advanced Techniques

We use the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that your hairline lowering procedure is as safe, effective, and minimally invasive as possible.

Comprehensive Care

From your initial consultation to your post-operative recovery, we are committed to providing you with comprehensive care that ensures your comfort, safety, and satisfaction.

Patient Satisfaction

We take pride in delivering exceptional results that meet or exceed our patients' expectations, and we strive to create a positive, stress-free experience for every patient.

Safety and Results

Our top priority is your safety and the quality of your results. We take every precaution to ensure that your procedure is performed safely, with minimal risks and side effects, and we use advanced techniques that deliver natural-looking and long-lasting results.

Schedule a Consultation

Please fill out the form below to schedule a personalized consultation with our experienced team specializing in hairline lowering procedures. Dr. Okland understand the importance of addressing your specific concerns and helping you achieve your desired hairline transformation. During your consultation, Dr. Okland will carefully evaluate your hairline, discuss the procedure in detail, and answer any questions you may have. With a personalized approach, Dr. Okland will develop a customized treatment plan tailored specifically to your unique goals and desired outcomes.

Take the first step towards enhancing your hairline and regaining your self-confidence by scheduling your consultation today. We are dedicated to guiding you through the process, ensuring your safety, and ensuring your satisfaction with the results.