Forehead reduction surgery is an aesthetic operation that aims to reduce the forehead height and lower the hairline. This surgery is preferred by people who naturally have a higher hairline than average or have lower eyebrow lines. This is why forehead reduction is also known as hairline lowering, eyebrow lift, and foreheadplasty.
A larger forehead or higher hairline can be caused by genetics or excessive hair loss. Some people might find their particularly big foreheads unattractive. If you have a larger forehead and are bothered by it, forehead reduction surgery might be a great solution for you. Discover your options for forehead reduction surgery with us in Turkey to achieve the look you have been dreaming about.
Are you thinking about getting a forehead reduction surgery but concerned about the cost? Turkey can be a great option for you. Surgeons specialising in forehead reduction surgery offer great results under safe conditions for much lower prices than in other European countries.
Forehead reduction surgery cost in Turkey usually varies between $3,500 and $7,000. Reach us to plan your operation!
The best candidate for forehead reduction surgery should be in good general health and be a non-smoker or able to stop smoking for a long time. Furthermore, a good candidate for foreheadplasty should have good scalp laxity which allows for easy movement of the skin.
If you are considering getting a forehead reduction surgery, be aware that if you have hereditary female/male pattern baldness or alopecia, you might not be a suitable candidate. In that case, you may be eligible for a hair transplant operation.
For a detailed assessment of your suitability, please consult us.
Forehead reduction surgery involves lowering down the hairline to reduce the forehead size. Your surgeon will mark the necessary incision lines before the surgery and discuss the placement of your new hairline.
The surgery can be performed under local or general anaesthesia depending on you and your surgeon’s preference. Your surgeon will then create the incision along the marked areas. These incisions are called pretrichial incisions which allows for hair growth after the operation. Once the incisions are created the top part is pulled down to meet the lower incision. This way the forehead size is reduced.
At this point, your surgeon can also perform a brow lift, if necessary. After achieving the perfect proportions, the skin is sutured at the new place and the incision line is carefully hidden under the hairline. The scarring will be concealed by the hair growth along the incision.
Your surgeon will place a covering where necessary to protect the sensitive areas.
Forehead reduction is not always the best option for all people. If you are not eligible or looking for a better procedure, you may consider hair transplant.
Hair transplant is an aesthetic procedure that involves transplanting hair grafts from a donor to the target area.
Hair grafts can be transplanted to any area where you might require improved hair density. A hair transplant procedure is not only great for improving hair density at the transplant area but also great for reshaping the hairline.
If you have a wide forehead, a hair transplant procedure can be done to lower your hairline. This is why a hair transplant is a great alternative to forehead reduction surgery. You can balance out the proportion of your forehead without the need for incisions.
A hair transplant simply lowers your hairline, reduces the visible part of your forehead, and consequently creates better facial proportions.
If you have an unusually high hairline, you are probably stuck between two possible solutions: forehead reduction and hair transplant.
There are different reasons why you might want to choose one or the other. Hair transplant is considered more effective in case of hereditary male pattern baldness, patchy or thin hairline, and excessive hair loss. On the other hand, forehead reduction surgery can provide more effective results of the hair density is suitable.
Yes, it is possible to combine a brow lift with forehead reduction if you suffer from dropped eyebrows or wrinkles around your eyebrows as well as a wide forehead.
Forehead reduction surgery attracts attention with its short recovery period. Usually, most patients are able to be discharged within a few hours after the surgery. After your surgery, you might feel mild pain and discomfort for 3-5 days. After approximately 10 days, you’ll need to visit your surgeon’s office for a post-operative appointment where you’ll get your covering and sutures removed. The post-operative check-ups will continue for the next 3-4 weeks to keep track of your recovery.
Usually, you will be able to go back to your work and normal life after 1 or 2 weeks of your surgery. However, you will be advised against doing any strenuous activities during your recovery period.
Forehead reduction surgery can leave a minor scar behind because it involves incisions around the forehead. However, pretrichial incisions allow for hair growth along the incision lines. Thanks to pretrichial incisions, it is easy to hide the possible scarring under the newly formed hairline.
Because forehead reduction surgery is performed under local or general anaesthesia, this operation is considered painless. For a few days after your forehead reduction surgery, you might feel mild discomfort due to the sutures and healing process.
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