What is Forehead Reduction Surgery?
Dr. Totonchi of Cleveland, OH performs a variety of cosmetic procedures, one of which is a forehead reduction procedure. This procedure, also known as hairline lowering or forehead shortening, is used to decrease the distance between the hairline and the eyebrows giving a more youthful, aesthetic appearance. Forehead reduction helps to create balance and harmony to facial proportions.
Who is a Candidate for Forehead Reduction Surgery?
You may be a candidate for forehead reduction surgery if your forehead is disproportionally large for your face. Your scalp should have good laxity to allow for mobilization.
A forehead reduction procedure, done in our facilities in Cleveland, OH can help reduce the distance between your hairline and eyebrows, giving a more youthful, aesthetic balance to your face. You can appreciate immediate results after a forehead reduction procedure.
A forehead reduction of 2.5-3cm is considered the maximal amount of scalp advancement.
Combination with Other Facial Procedures
A forehead reduction can also be done in combination with additional hair transplant techniques and/or other cosmetic procedures to maximize treatment effects. Although a forehead reduction procedure is quite effective alone, for some people it is recommended that a forehead reduction be done together with other enhancements, to maintain continuity of a youthful appearance.
Forehead Reduction Procedure Details
The forehead reduction procedure, in our certified facilities in Cleveland, OH starts with one continuous incision in front of the hairline. The procedure begins in temporal area in the hairline and proceeds upwards. Dr Ali Totonchi then makes a curvilinear incision to make the scars inconspicuous. After making the incision, the tissue is undermined back to the vertex of the scalp. Next, the galeal tissue is scored to maximize advancement of the scalp. Forehead reduction by advancement can be performed up to 2.5cm, maximally 3cm. The underlying tissue is advanced and secured using suture which is passed through a small bone tunnel to provide additional support for the underlying galeal tissues and muscles. This technique helps to maintain the results of the advancement and minimize excessive elevation of the eyebrows. Sometimes laser is used over the incision after closure to minimize scar visibility.
Forehead Reduction Surgery Complications/ Risks
Some swelling and bruising is expected after surgery. You may experience bruising and swelling in the eye area. Excessive bleeding is rare; however, additional risks include the possible need for revisional procedures.
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