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Hairline Lowering

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 normal temple recession to create a more rounded hairline.

This facial plastic surgery procedure is commonly combined with brow lift surgery or brow contouring surgery. Where significant hairline recession or male-pattern hair loss has occurred, hair transplantation may be necessary either on its own or in combination with hairline lowering surgery.

Hairline Lowering At A Glance

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Hairline lowering before and after photo in London by Dr. Inglefield
Hairline lowering before and after photo in London by Dr. Inglefield
Hairline lowering before and after photo in London by Dr. Inglefield
Hairline lowering before and after photo in London by Dr. Inglefield

Your Hairline Lowering Procedure

He redesigned my hairline and now it looks veeeery natural. Amazing. Dr Inglefield is a kind of reincarnation of Leonardo Da Vinci. His works are masterpieces. And his staff is the best. I cannot be thankful enough and I owe him a lot.

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Hairline Lowering Surgery FAQ’s
    • Does Hairline Lowering Surgery Require a General Anaesthetic or Hospitalisation?
      Hairline lowering is performed under general anaesthesia in order to allow the patient to be as comfortable as possible during the procedure. It requires a hospital stay of 1 night; occasionally, only a day stay is required.
    • How Long Is Hairline Lowering Surgery?
      Forehead reduction surgery normally takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hrs to perform depending on the complexity of the surgery.
    • How Long Is the Recovery Time After Forehead Reduction?

      Moderate pain/discomfort is expected for 3 to 5 days. Patients can go back to their normal daily activities after 1 to 2 weeks but should avoid strenuous exercise/activities for 6 weeks, including any contact sports.

      Patients will need to return for regular follow-up appointments in order to ensure that the healing process is going well and that no complications are present. During one of these appointments, the sutures used to close the incisions will be carefully removed.

    • Will a Special Garment Be Required After Hairline Lowering Surgery?
      In the majority of forehead reduction surgery cases, a support dressing is placed around the forehead at the end of surgery to help control swelling and reduce movement post-operatively. This will be worn during the healing process and can be removed when recommended by Mr. Inglefield.
    • What are the benefits of Forehead, Hairline Lowering Surgery?
      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.
    • What are the costs of Forehead, Hairline Lowering Surgery in London?
      At our clinic, the cost for Hairline Lowering Surgery in London is approximately £7725 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.
    • What are the risks of Hairline Lowering Surgery?
      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.
    • What about the scars following Forehead, Hairline Lowering Surgery?
      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.
    • What about the results of Hairline Lowering Surgery?
      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.
    • Am I the ideal patient for Hairline Lowering Surgery?
      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.
    • What reassurance do I have with Hairline Lowering Surgery?
      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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To schedule a forehead reduction consultation in London contact our office today and set up your appointment. We will answer your questions regarding the procedure, examine your forehead, and discuss this facial plastic surgery procedure with you in greater detail.

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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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