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Hairline Lowering (forehead reduction surgery) in Turkey, Prices & Clinics

A very broad forehead can be by a variety of factors, including genetics, aggressive hair loss, aging, or even head trauma. This can make the face appear disproportionate, which affects self-esteem.

In this sense, hairline reduction surgery is a common option for hairline lowering in Turkey. This procedure meliorates the structure of facial characteristics by bringing the scalp forward.

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Side effects
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Scars
Alternative treatments
Intervention or treatment's duration
  • The operation lasts 1 hour
Recovery time
  • Full recovery after two months
Success rate
  • 90%

Forehead reduction surgery for Men & Women

Hairline lowering, also known as forehead reduction, is a cosmetic surgical technique used to lower the hairline on the forehead.

This procedure is often performed to treat male pattern baldness, but it can also be performed on women to improve the appearance of a high hairline.

Forehead line lowering surgery involves moving the hairline to a more proportionate height on the forehead. The procedure is performed by removing the excess skin, not by implanting the missing hair.

This is the only technique that provides immediate aesthetic results from the first moment. This procedure can reduce the hairline by up to 5 cm.

If you want to have a successful forehead-lowering surgery, you must first have good scalp elasticity (the scalp's ability to extend).

While the surgery is suitable for both men and women, it can be more efficient in women, since the hairline doesn't keep retreating the same way it does for men.

Necessary Preparations before the surgery

Like all cosmetic surgeries, the front reduction requires some preparations before the day of the operation. A consultation with the surgeon a few days before the procedure is required to examine the patient and set the objectives of the operation to perform the necessary treatment.

The following steps are also taken before the procedure:

  • Complete medical history: If you suffer from any eye disorders such as glaucoma, dry eye, or retinal detachment, you must inform your surgeon. Any additional medical disorders, such as high blood pressure, a history of keloid scarring, or circulatory issues, should be disclosed to him/her.
  • The surgeon should be informed if the patient has had prior plastic surgery to confirm whether forehead reduction surgery is appropriate.
  • List all current medications.
  • Stay away from alcohol and salty foods the week leading up to surgery to avoid fluid retention and swelling.
  • Stop smoking at least one month before surgery.

Front reduction procedure

On the day of the procedure, the patient will be under general anesthesia to minimize pain and discomfort during the procedure.

The surgeon makes an incision along the existing hairline to expose the skin in the forehead area for lifting. He or she then lowers the hairline by moving the skin down to cover the forehead area. This often involves removing a strip of skin to reduce the height of the forehead.

Once the hairline is lowered, the surgeon closes the incision with stitches and the patient is bandaged to protect the operated area. 

The scar is hidden behind the hairline, so it is not noticeable.

After the procedure, the patient usually stays in the hospital for one or two days to monitor recovery.

Lowering of the frontal line: Postoperative Phase

The postoperative period is not too unpleasant with appropriate treatment. The stitches are removed after about 10 days. Sun protection and gentle massages are highly recommended.

There are no serious side effects associated with hairline reduction, but in some cases, there is a risk of bleeding, bruising, infection, or pain, which can be treated with medication.

Some people prefer hair transplant instead of hairline reduction, which is an effective surgery too. However, the doctor is the only person who can decide the type of intervention to be performed, based on several indications.

It is important to consult a qualified and experienced surgeon to help you choose the right procedure for your case.

Alternative options for hairline reduction

The alternative procedure to hairline reduction would be a hair graft. It is a less invasive procedure that consists in transplanting hair follicles, in the hairline.

The grafted hairs typically fall in three weeks, then regrow 6 months after, taking a full year for the final results.

However, there are no non-surgical alternatives for hairline advancement other than wigs.

Price of hairline lowering in Turkey

Turquie santé will ensure to provide you with the best medical conditions for your hairline lowering surgery that is performed by the best plastic surgeons in the best clinics in Turkey.

So don't bother looking elsewhere, we'll do our best to give you the right care and treatment from the best surgeons at the right price.

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Frequently asked questions

During this surgery, the surgeon makes an incision at the junction between the scalp and the forehead (hairline). Then he removes a strip of skin on the upper part of the forehead, then moves the scalp downwards.

  • You would see the result faster when you receive a hair transplant which requires several interventions and several months to obtain results;
  • The scar would be invisible after a few postoperative months.

The success rate of hair line lowering surgery is 90%.

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