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Dr. Inglefield


Hairline Lowering London


Hairline Lowering Surgery, also known as Forehead Lowering, Forehead Reduction, Hairline Advancement, Hairline Correction, and Foreheadplasty is used to lower the hairline, reduce the height of the forehead and correct the normal temple recession to give a more rounded hairline. The Hairline Lowering is commonly combined with Brow Lift Surgery or Brow Contouring Surgery. Where significant hair line recession, male pattern hair loss has occurred, hair transplantation may be necessary either on its own or in combination with Hairline Lowering Surgery.

Your Questions

Q: What is Forehead, Hairline Lowering Surgery?
A: A forehead that is too large and out of proportion with the other facial feature can be corrected by Forehead Lowering Plastic surgery or Hairline advancement, to provide a more natural forehead and hairline shape.

Q: What are the benefits of Forehead, Hairline Lowering Surgery?
A: Forehead Reduction Surgery, Hairline Lowering aims to alter the balance of the upper facial features to enhance the feminine appearance, or improve the male forehead balance. The procedure which is best suited to your goals will be determined at your consultation. Your result can restore self-confidence and boost self-esteem.

Q: What are the costs Forehead, Hairline Lowering Surgery?
A: The cost for Hairline Lowering Surgery is approximately £6500 which may vary depending on your individual case, and includes all of your pre-operative and post-operative care. You will be provided with a detailed quotation following your Consultation with your Surgeon. Please read more about our Fees at LBPS

Q: What are the risks of Hairline Lowering Surgery?
A: Common to all surgical procedures there are always risks associated with surgery. However, complications are uncommon even with complex Facial Surgery. Bruising can occur and may take 2 weeks to resolve, while major bleeding is rare. Infection is infrequent (less than 0.5%) and will require a course of appropriate antibiotics. Facial muscle weakness is uncommon, but typically affects the forehead is temporary lasting 6 – 8 weeks. Permanent weakness is rare. Abnormal scarring, hypertrophic and keloid scars are uncommon. Altered sensation in the scalp is expected and will slowly improve from 1 – 2 years following your surgery.

Q: What about the scars following Forehead, Hairline Lowering Surgery?
A: The incisions are placed in the natural hairline to be as hidden as possible. These incisions heal well in 7 to 10 days and continue to fade becoming hidden within the hairline in 6 to 12 months. The amount or extent of the incisions will depend on the complexity of surgery required to achieve optimum results.

Q: Does Forehead, Hairline Lowering Surgery require a general anaesthetic or hospitalisation?
A: Forehead, Hairline Lowering is performed under general anaesthetic requiring a hospital stay of 1 night, occasionally a day stay only is required.

Q: How long is the Surgery?
A: Forehead, Hairline Lowering Surgery normally takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hrs to perform depending on the complexity of the surgery.

Q: How long is the recovery time?
A: Moderate pain / discomfort is expected for 3 – 5 days. Patients can go back to their normal daily activities after 1 to 2 weeks, but avoid strenuous exercise / activity for 6 weeks including any contact sports.

Q: What about the results of Hairline Lowering Surgery?
A: The results are first and foremost natural. The goals of Forehead Lowering / Hairline Advancement are to provide an aesthetically pleasing, feminine facial shape which is in balance with your facial features – i.e. looks natural and does not appear abnormal. Remember it can take 6 weeks or more for the final result to be achieved.

Q: Am I the ideal patient for Hairline Lowering Surgery?
A: If you are concerned about the size or height of your forehead which is not in proportion to your facial features, then Forehead Reduction or Hairline Lowering Surgery may be suitable for you. You should be realistic as to what can be achieved by the Forehead, Hairline Lowering Surgery and understand the risks and side effects of this surgery.

Q: Will a special garment be required after Hairline Lowering Surgery?
A: In the majority of Forehead, Hairline Lowering Surgery, a support dressing is placed around the forehead at the end of surgery to help control swelling and reduce movement post operatively.

Q: What reassurance do I have with Hairline Lowering Surgery?
A: At LBPS, we understand that your decision to have Hairline Lowering Surgery can be a daunting and anxious time for you. Our aim is to fully understand your concerns and desires, and assess your face accurately, before agreeing on a treatment plan which is in your best interest. Mr Inglefield’s expertise in Hairline Advancement Cosmetic Surgery will ensure your safe and excellent outcome. If for any reason you are unsuitable for Hairline Lowering Surgery, you will be advised against this form of surgery. We will provide you with all the information you need and support before, during and after your surgery.


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Mr. Christopher Inglefield BSc, MBBS, FRCS(Plast) was born in Trinidad, West Indies, and obtained his Medical Degree from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and Trinidad in 1985.

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