5 Things You Didn’t Know About Forehead Reduction Surgery

  • July 14, 2022

Many patients with a prominent forehead are embarrassed or self-conscious about it. Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt offers forehead reduction surgery for patients living in the metropolitan Denver region or Steamboat Springs, plus out-of-towners willing to travel for this specialized procedure.

As an expert in facial aesthetics, Dr. Schmidt will create a customized treatment plan to help you meet your cosmetic goals. Forehead reduction, also known as hairline lowering, is a surgery that offers transformative benefits to enhance facial harmony. Here’s what you should know.

1. You Can Pair It With Hair Restoration

In some cases, men with thinning hair may be good candidates for combining their forehead reduction with a hair transplant procedure for more comprehensive results. Depending on your preference, anatomy, baldness pattern, and how smoothly your recovery process goes, you can have Dr. Schmidt lower your forehead a couple of inches, and then you can return a few months later to have hair grafts placed around the scar to camouflage it further and restore your natural-looking hairline. NeoGraft hair restoration is a sophisticated, highly precise technology that can create excellent outcomes.

2. You Will Have a More Proportional Appearance

If you have dealt with a high forehead most of your life, you know how frustrating it can be. By lowering your hairline, Dr. Schmidt can create more balance among your facial features and ensure your eyes are the focal point of your face. A forehead reduction will improve your appearance and ability to wear your hair in more flattering styles without affecting your brow position or eye shape.

3. It Requires Advanced Surgical Skills

Plastic surgery is a multifaceted discipline, and choosing a surgeon to perform your forehead reduction isn’t a decision to make lightly. Not every facial plastic surgeon has experience with the specific techniques necessary to lower your hairline and provide excellent outcomes.

Dr. Schmidt is double board-certified and fellowship-trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, which demonstrates his commitment to excellence in his field and pledge to uphold the highest standards of patient safety and medical ethics. Partnering with a skilled forehead reduction surgeon on your aesthetic journey will minimize potential complications such as infection, bleeding, and poor incision healing.

4. It’s a Low-Risk, High-Reward Surgery

If you are in any doubt about whether forehead reduction is a good fit for you, consider that Dr. Schmidt has provided dramatic, permanent results for previous patients, who report being highly satisfied afterward.

5. There’s a Relatively Brief Recovery Period

Typical side effects of having your hairline surgically lowered include swelling and bruising, which you can manage by applying ice packs and sleeping with your head elevated. Dr. Schmidt will provide you with detailed instructions for your post-operative care, including when to return for follow-up visits. Though everyone’s body heals at different rates, most of Dr. Schmidt’s forehead reduction patients feel well enough to return to work and social activities within about a week.

Schedule Your Personalized Forehead Reduction Consultation

To help you decide whether hairline lowering is the right choice for your goals, Dr. Schmidt will meet with you in a private consultation. This one-on-one meeting is your chance to get answers to all your questions and have Dr. Schmidt evaluate you to determine whether you are a good candidate for surgery. Connect with us today to schedule your appointment.

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With over 15 years of surgical experience, Dr. Schmidt focuses on each patient’s unique needs, concerns, and goals to provide a beautiful, natural result for cosmetic, reconstructive and non-surgical procedures. View Dr. Schmidt’s before and after photos to see the results other patients have achieved.

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