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Do you feel like a smaller forehead would balance your facial proportions? Hairline lowering is a solution that can improve the balance of your facial features. Hairline lowering can provide immediate results that hair transplant surgery will not. Hair transplant surgery, however, can be a complement to hairline lowering. Dr. Namita Murthy offers her hairline lowering to Annapolis, MD patients the chance to create a complete plan for the hairline that combines multiple treatments to achieve total facial harmony.
Hairline lowering or forehead reduction surgery is a procedure that can improve high hairlines that may be caused by genetics or loss of hair.
It is recommended primarily for patients with no history of hair loss but can be accompanied by hair restoration treatments. Additionally, it is often recommended for people undergoing facial feminization surgery for a more feminine hairline. In Annapolis, forehead reduction surgery is available from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Namita Murthy. She can help you improve your self-image with a natural appearance and a reduced forehead.
The most significant benefit of hairline lowering is the reduction of your forehead.
It can result in a denser hairline which makes your hair look fuller. It doesn’t affect your hair texture. It can also help if your brows are low or heavy. It may also help bring your hairline forward if you have had a brow lift procedure for comprehensive upper-face rejuvenation.
When you meet with Dr. Namita Murthy, the two of you will determine if you are a good candidate for forehead reduction.
The procedure will be right for you if your scalp tissues can stretch. This is known as scalp laxity. If you do not have a family history of pattern balding and hair loss, forehead reduction surgery could be a solution for you. If hairline lowering is not a good match for you, you may want to consider a brow lift or hair restoration. Dr. Murthy can help you plan out your exact method of treatment to ensure you get the best possible results.
Before any treatment, Dr. Murthy will discuss what you hope to see after the procedure. You will explain your aesthetic goals and your lifestyle. You will also have the opportunity to talk about any additional facial procedures that may interest you.
She will review your medical history and analyze the condition of your scalp for a full treatment plan. In hairline lowering surgery, you will likely be given either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Dr. Murthy will mark where the new hairline will be. Dr. Murthy will loosen the tissue under your hair. She will then move the skin forward and remove any excess skin. She will then close the incision, covering it with surgical dressing. The procedure usually takes a few hours.
If your scalp cannot be moved forward due to a lack of elasticity, Dr. Murthy will use a tissue expander that will slowly stretch and grow the skin near the area to be adjusted over several weeks. Tissue expansion is done by gradually filling a silicone balloon with saline. After the skin has been stretched sufficiently, she will be able to complete the hairline lowering process. Dr. Murthy will outline your post-surgical care. She will discuss with you what to expect and is always happy to walk you through the process if you have any post-surgical questions or concerns.
Recovery is different for each patient, but you can expect some swelling, bruising, and pain.
You will need to avoid any strenuous activity and keep your head elevated. You may want to avoid wearing any clothes that have to be pulled over your head. Some patients decide to take some time off from regular activities, but some can return to work wearing a headband or covering the sutures with their hair. Usually, hair will grow through the incision within a month, making the scars unnoticeable. You may have some numbness while the nerves recover. You will return for a follow-up visit about two to four weeks after the surgery.
Your hairline will be repositioned at a lower point, shortening your forehead. You may find that your forehead is more balanced with your eyebrows and other facial features. This may result in a boost of self-confidence. These results are extremely long-lasting and the hairline should stay in the new lower position for as long as you have hair.
Dr. Namita Murthy is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. With over ten years of experience, her focus is on helping you feel more self-confident. She has a reputation for producing a natural look with personalized treatment. Contact Dr. Murthy for a consultation on forehead reduction or hairline lowering in Annapolis, MD.