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What is forehead reduction surgery?

Forehead reduction surgery involves moving the hairline downwards, reducing the visible area of your forehead. It is the ideal solution for those who have any of the following facial problems:

  • Your forehead appears exceptionally large, curved, flat, or tall.
  • Your hairline is high on your forehead, leaving a larger expanse of skin.
  • Your forehead appears too prominent.
  • You try to camouflage a high hairline with bangs or other hairstyles.

How does forehead reduction work?

At Face Austin, we employ the most advanced surgical techniques for this customized surgery. Several approaches may be used, including hair restoration if needed. The procedure may require moving the scalp forward by removing some of the skin so the hairline can be lower on the face. It is performed on both men and women who feel less confident due to an exceptionally high forehead or hairline. It is a surgical procedure that can lower the hairline as much as two inches to create an attractive facial balance. In this surgery, the hairline is advanced, and the forehead shortened through an incision along the hairline. In some cases, the incision may be placed within the hairline.

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What is the surgery?

The surgery requires about two hours to perform. The procedure is carefully planned to achieve a more attractive balance for all of your features. It is performed under general anesthesia, and you will not experience any discomfort, as you will be asleep throughout the entire procedure. When you awaken, your forehead will be bandaged, and you can return home to rest and recover.

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What is the recovery time?

You can expect some swelling or numbness after your surgery, which will reduce in the days ahead. You should plan on taking several days to a week off work or other activities. The stitches will be removed in about one week, with a full recovery requiring about two to three weeks.

You must avoid lifting, bending, and other more vigorous activities until given our surgeon’s approval. Some patients choose the addition of hair transplants to complete the final look.

Why choose us?

If you are considering this procedure, you want it performed by a highly qualified facial plastic surgeon. At Face Austin, our double board-certified plastic surgeon performs only facial surgeries, both cosmetic and reconstructive, and is one of the most extensively trained facial specialists in the region.

Dr. Antunes genuinely cares for his patients and is known for achieving exceptional results. Our advanced surgical techniques make Face Austin the ideal choice for this custom surgery. Every hairline advancement surgery is performed under Dr. Antunes’ guiding philosophy: There are no shortcuts to quality. Every procedure is performed with precision, refined techniques, and geared to produce results that bring you joy and confidence throughout your life journey.

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Benefits of forehead reduction surgery

Forehead reduction surgery, when performed with precision, provides several benefits:

  • Improved facial proportions
  • Minimal scarring
  • Lowers hairline to a more attractive position
  • Fast recovery time
  • Reduces the appearance of a high forehead
  • Brings greater confidence

Your new look revealed

After your hairline advancement surgery, your new look will be revealed. While subtle, it is also significant, as you will now have a more balanced facial look, without any worries about a high or prominent forehead. You can look forward to being free to wear your hair back with total confidence.

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