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Hairline Lowering: Forehead Reduction Using Hair Transplant
Hairline Lowering: Forehead Reduction Using Hair Transplant


Nov 30, 2023

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Este Medical Group

There are valid reasons why men and women opt for hair grafts to fill in and lower a hairline. They can include forehead size concerns, gender affirmation, and wanting to create better face symmetry.

If you are self-conscious about your wide forehead or high hairline, then lowering your hairline with a hair transplant will reduce the area of your forehead, making it a less dominant feature. 

Why Is My Forehead So Big? 

Concerns about the size of your forehead may be subjective, and are often linked to beauty trends and aesthetic standards.

In some cultures a wide and tall forehead is considered attractive, denoting wisdom and life experience, but not everyone loves their prominent forehead or high hairline.

A big forehead might be the result of a receding hairline, low hair density, or traction alopecia

How To Reduce Forehead Size

Here are a several ways you can adjust the look of your forehead, or reduce a large forehead area: 

  • Try contouring makeup techniques to create the illusion of a smaller forehead
  • Have a hairstyle that includes a longer fringe 
  • Reshape your eyebrows so they appear more dominant
  • Look into forehead reduction surgery 
  • Have a hair transplant to add hair grafts to your hairline and upper forehead 

Hair transplant surgery is an effective long-term solution if you want a lower hairline.

Can Hair Transplant Lower Hairline? 

Yes, a surgical hair transplant can lower a hairline by inserting hair grafts below the natural hairline, creating a new lower hairline. 

Este has performed many successful receding hairline transplants for women and men at our medical clinic in Turkey. We are known as the #1 hair transplant clinic in Istanbul! 

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Book a free Este Medical hair transplant consultation to talk about your expectations and goals with having a new and improved hairline! 

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How Is Hairline Lowering Surgery Done? 

If you are opting for a hair transplant procedure to lower your hairline, then during your surgery hair follicles or hair grafts will be taken from the back of your head (the donor area) and moved by hand and inserted into your scalp along your new hairline area (the treatment area). 

Another way to describe a hair transplant is hair grafting. For instance, healthy hair follicles are harvested from a part of the scalp with an abundance of hair (usually the back or sides), and are then ‘grafted’ manually into the treatment area of the scalp. 

How Many Grafts To Lower Hairline? How many hair grafts you need to lower your hairline will depend on how far you are lowering it. Much depends on the thickness of your hair, the coverage needed, and the area to be treated when it comes to cost. The best way to determine how many hair grafts you will need to reduce your forehead is to have a hair transplant consultation at an Este Medical clinic near you.  

Este Medical in Turkey offers a few types of hair transplants for forehead reduction: FUE and DHI hair transplants, as well as unshaven and long hair transplants. Arrange a free consultation through our website to find out which of these transplant treatments is best suited to you. 

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How Does Forehead Reduction Surgery Work? 

Can I get my hairline lowered with plastic surgery? Yes, with forehead reduction surgery, also known as hairline lowering surgery (foreheadplasty): a cosmetic procedure that can reduce the size of the forehead. The surgery involves making an incision along the hairline, removing a portion of the forehead skin, and pulling the hairline forward to decrease the amount of visible forehead.

Does forehead reduction surgery hurt? The surgery is usually performed under anaesthesia, so patients don't feel pain during the procedure. However, after the anaesthesia wears off, some discomfort, soreness, and swelling can be expected around the surgical site. 

Scarring may take place with foreheadplasty. After this type of plastic surgery hair grafts may be required to even out the hairline and cover any scars where hair may have been lost during the surgical procedure. 

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Which Is The Best Hairline Lowering Procedure? 

Hair transplant vs forehead reduction surgery — which one is best for you? Determining which is better involves considering factors like the patient's desired outcome (grooming and beauty goals), existing hair density, forehead proportions, and overall facial harmony. 

Consulting with an experienced surgeon that understands both plastic surgery and hair transplant surgery will be the best way to assess which option aligns better with your goals and individual circumstances. 

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Life-Changing Benefits Of Lowering Hairline 

Now you know ways how to lower a hairline. Take some time to find the most beneficial solution for your long-term goals.

If you want to reduce forehead size, then reach out to the experts at Este and make time to talk about the surgical options available to you. Getting a forehead reduction using hair grafts is effective and safe, it’s just up to you to book your procedure.  

Lowering your hairline, whether through a hair transplant or forehead plastic surgery, can result in many life-changing benefits:
  • Enhanced Confidence 
  • Better Self-Esteem
  • Improved Facial Proportions 
  • More Youthful Appearance 
  • Psychological Well-Being 

Transform your confidence and appearance with the help of Este Medical Group. Book your life-enriching hairline transplant now!

Last Updated:

November 30, 2023

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