I am a 29 year old man with a big forehead. I have a dense hairline and I haven’t lost any hair. Would I be a good candidate for the forehead reduction surgery? I need about an inch of reduction.Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
Before deciding on whether a man would be a good candidate for the forehead reduction surgery we have to make sure that he has few if any indicators of male pattern balding. If someone has a stable hairline and no obvious risk of male pattern balding, he might be a good candidate for the forehead reduction surgery. The hairline can usually be lowered by at least 3 cm in a one stage procedure. If someone needs significantly more of a forehead reduction a tissue expander might be necessary.
If the hairline is not that dense (but is still stable) I sometimes recommend having a small amount of hair grafting done at the same time as the forehead reduction to help camouflage the scar even more and thicken the hairline. Grafting can also be used to shape the hairline a bit and make it rounder.
For hair grafting I usually recommend The New Hair Institute who I work with closely. They are honest, fair, and do an exceptional job. During your consultation we will discuss all the options.