Botox and fillers are pretty reg procedures these days and something we often discuss without batting an eyelid – not because it’s not a big deal, but because it’s so common. However, recently a colleague casually mentioned a procedure they were planning to have, which gave us a much more “Wtf?!” response. Literally, we had never heard of hairline-lowering surgery before, and we had just as many questions as you do on hearing that. Our initial response was, what the hell is that? Then, why?!

Our colleague, Carla, told us her forehead had always been an insecurity of hers: “For as long as I can remember I have hated how large my forehead was. My hair was always styled with a side fringe, I would never face the direction of the wind in case it exposed my forehead and I hated that I felt I could never just scrape my hair back off my face.”

Carla was beyond excited to fly to England and have forehead reduction surgery, as terrifying as that seemed to us! Naturally, we supported her decision (Carla was truly doing this surgery for herself, which is very important), and of course, we wanted the full scoop on her hairline-lowering operation, aka foreheadplasty. Carla said she would love to share her journey with us and was more than happy to take before and after pictures! So we’re telling you all about how forehead reduction surgery works with insights from Carla (now two months post-op) and her clinic, the London Bridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Clinic, who shared all the details of the procedure with us.

We spoke to Carla’s doctor, Dr. Christopher Inglefield, who performed the hairline-lowering surgery, and we asked him all our burning questions about the surgery.

First of all, how far can you lower the hairline?

“This is something that varies from individual to individual. Factors that would contribute to how far we can advance the hairline include the laxity of the individual’s scalp, if the individual has ongoing/has had previous hair loss. As well as these factors, the patient’s individual goals and expectations are important,” Dr. Inglefield explained.

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