I was referred to Dr. J. Schmidt by MOH’s Surgeon Dr. Chapman after he took 3 cuts to remove basal cell cancer from my left nostril. Dr. Schmidt was very knowledgeable and explained well the procedures he would be performing to supply a skin graft to my nostril. He performed...
Doris M. Smith
I had lower eye lid surgery by Dr. Jeff and have been very happy with the results and the look of the eyelid since the surgery. I would like to recommend him to everyone for any surgery to the face. His bedside manner is great and he is very personal....
Jay Ann Tracey, June 6 2106
Recommendation for Dr. Jeffrey L. Schmidt Plastic Surgeon It is my pleasure to recommend Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt as an exceptional plastic surgeon. My wife saw Dr. Schmidt one day after having MOHs surgery to remove a basal cell cancer from the side of her nose. This procedure left her with...
Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt performed reconstructive surgery on my nose in June of 2015 due to numerous basal cell carcinomas and one of which could not be closed with MOH’s procedure. It was a fairly long surgery due to the previous procedures – I found Dr. Schmidt to be very caring...
Linda Pizzuto, Elizabeth, Colorado
I found, at age 81, I was going to need reconstructive surgery on my nose due to basal cell carcinoma. My MOHS surgeon had recommended Dr. Schmidt to me. I found Dr. Schmidt to be very professional and knowledgeable. His resume speaks volumes about him. He is passionate about his...
A pleasant experience. I had a melanoma removed from the bridge of my nose. After the removal, I had a large gaping hole in the middle of my forehead. That was when I was referred to Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt and his staff. His medical office is very pleasant, good music,...
Richard Stein, Centennial, Co.
I had surgery performed by Dr. Schmidt for cancer in my lower lip on the left side. He is an excellent surgeon and is very efficient. The nurse’s in the operating room are top notch. I am very pleased that I am looking as normal as I can. My wife...
Ronald S. Oolegard
What do you say about a doctor that gives you your face back? I had no nose! I had a large sore on my nose. A dermatologist took a large piece of my nose for biopsy. The results, cancer. Another dermatologist performed MOHS surgery. What that means is they keep...
Dr. Schmidt, This kind, friendly and very professional Doctor gets my vote for all anyone would look for in a Doctor. I am almost disappointed to be finished for now but would always hurry back if necessary.
Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt is truly a remarkable doctor that knows exactly how to take care of his patients from start to finish! When I first met Dr.Schmidt he explained all my symptoms and procedures we would have to treat with thorough and kindness, adding extra comfort which was well needed.
Peter M., Colorado
Had skin cancer on my nose which was removed from another Dr. and after 3 surgeries my nose still was lopsided...he fixed it with what little he had to work with and looks considerably better. At least I can breathe again! He is very professional, staff is friendly and very...
Dr. Schmidt is an excellent surgeon with high aspirations. He successfully repaired my very large facial wound from a melanoma excision. He was resourceful, diligent and persistent; resulting in an amazing surgical outcome. During all visits he was kind, courteous, confident, and complementary.
Dorothy D., Colorado
Dr. Schmidt is the best! He is patient and thorough. Answers all questions and concerns and makes you feel like you are his only patient. He made something that I've been insecure about for years, look absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend him to anyone!
Lauren G., Colorado
Dr. Schmidt is very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant, as is his staff. The reconstructive surgery following my melanoma removal surpassed all expectations. I highly recommend him.
John D., Colorado
My family and I are so appreciative of the incredible level of care and personal attention that Dr. Schmidt showed. His dedication to his patient was at a degree that rarely gets seen in today’s society. Dr. Schmidt truly embodies what every medical professional should strive to be.
Wendy R., Alabama
I am so thankful that Dr. Schmidt was on site in the ER upon my arrival and took the time to meticulously repair my full thickness facial lacerations. I have to say that, unless I point out my facial injury, people say “if you had not mentioned it, I never...
Jim T., Anesthetist, Nebraska
Dr. Schmidt did a procedure on my face and not only did an expert job, but followed it with superb aftercare. His background has involved re-building faces after traumas (i.e. disease, accident, birth defects). He truly loves his mission, and I would entrust him with any procedure that he may...
Andrea S., Florida
Dr. Schmidt is a talented and capable doctor; I allowed him to work on both myself and my husband and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Loretta H., Alabama
Dr. Schmidt is the most caring, thorough and patient doctor I have ever encountered. He is there to make sure your outcome is the very best and that you are happy with the results...my look is a very natural one leaving no one to suspect that surgery was performed.
For a youthful appearance that boosts self-confidence, it’s important for the facial features to work in harmony with one another. Even one disproportionate feature can undercut the balance of the whole face.
This effect can be most obvious with a prominent forehead. Not only does a large forehead distract from other features such as the eyes; it also pushes back the hairline, making good hair days hard to come by.
Forehead reduction—also known as hairline lowering, hairline advancement, or scalp advancement—shortens the forehead by bringing the hairline down to a more natural position. This restores focus to the eyes and other facial features, while significantly enhancing how the hair looks in any style or cut.
Who is a candidate for forehead reduction?
Patients with a hairline that sits disproportionately high on the scalp are the most common candidates for forehead reduction.
Good candidates should have thick hair and adequate scalp laxity to ensure a successful procedure. As with any procedure, Dr. Schmidt will provide personalized consultations to determine what hairline advancement technique will achieve the desired results most effectively and naturally.
Some patients who have experienced hair loss or a mildly receded hairline may also be good candidates for forehead reduction. However, thin hair or ongoing hair loss makes forehead reduction less feasible–these patients may consider hair transplantation instead.
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Forehead reduction involves the removal of a section of skin in the forehead region so that the scalp can be lifted and repositioned lower on the head. Hairline advancement typically takes at least two hours and can be conducted under general anesthesia.
Dr. Schmidt will make incisions near the original hairline, which will then be hidden underneath hair when it grows back after the procedure. The repositioned scalp is held in place with temporary sutures.
After hairline advancement surgery, the forehead will accentuate both the hair and other facial features, rather than competing with them.
Results and recovery
Patients should expect some minor swelling and bruising in the head and face following forehead reduction surgery.
Dr. Schmidt will provide instructions for post-operative care and a timeline for the removal of dressings and stitches. While the recovery process is different for each patient, most can return to normal activity after about a week.
After healing, forehead reduction patients can enjoy immediate results that last a lifetime.
Forehead Reduction FAQs
How Much Does Hairline-Lowering Surgery Cost in Denver?
Because Dr. Schmidt takes a personalized approach to forehead reduction surgery, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Various factors affect the final price tag. During your virtual or in-person consultation, Dr. Schmidt can give you a more accurate cost after talking with you about your goals and what you hope to achieve with this procedure.
Will I Have Visible Scarring After Forehead Reduction Surgery?
Any surgical procedure can leave scars, but as a board-certified, fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Schmidt takes care to make the incisions necessary for Denver forehead reduction surgery in the hairline, which will naturally conceal any resulting scarring. If you’re concerned about noticeable scarring, you can get an over-the-counter topical cream at your nearest pharmacy and start applying it once your sutures come out.
Can I Combine a Forehead Reduction With Any Other Procedures?
Yes! Since the primary goal of a hairline-lowering surgery is to achieve better balance, harmony, and proportion among all your facial features, Dr. Schmidt may recommend getting other procedures in tandem with your forehead reduction, including cheek augmentation, a rhinoplasty, or chin reshaping. Combining surgeries is ideal for anyone with a busy schedule, because you’ll only have to worry about one recovery time. You can also save money on various fees associated with surgery.
How Do I Find the Best Surgeon to Perform My Hairline-Lowering Surgery in Denver?
Not every plastic surgeon has the expertise necessary to perform natural-looking forehead reductions. For optimal results, look for a doctor who has earned board certification in plastic surgery or a related discipline, as this certification is a testament to a physician’s dedication to upholding the highest standards of ethics and patient safety. From there, schedule a consultation to have all your questions answered and ensure the surgeon’s personality and aesthetic philosophy align with your goals.
When considering a procedure that will alter any aspect of your appearance, you’ll want to feel confident that you’ve chosen your surgeon wisely. Dr. Schmidt maintains double board certification and completed a fellowship at one of the leading facial plastic surgery training institutions in the world.
With over 10 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.