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The Benefit of Forehead Reduction Surgery Abroad 

Forehead reduction surgery is more affordable abroad, but you should consider other factors such as the surgeon's qualifications and experience, the quality of the facilities, the level of aftercare provided, and the overall cost of travel and accommodation.

As with any surgery, it's essential to thoroughly research and choose a qualified and experienced surgeon to ensure that the procedure is performed safely and effectively.

Besides saving costs, there are other appeals to having the treatment abroad:

Modern facilities and equipment 

The specialist uses the latest technology and equipment in their field. Ensuring your treatment will have great results and a higher success rate.

Combine the treatment with a holiday. 

Combing a holiday with treatment appeals to most patients who seek medical tourism. It is an opportunity to enjoy a luxury holiday and explore new experiences.

Advance service 

Some patients prefer an agency to plan their treatment abroad. It gives you relief to focus on your recovery. The agency will prepare a customized trip that fits your needs. The package will include flight, accommodation, and airport transfer.  

Excellent surgeons

Renowned institutions with international accreditations have top-class surgeons who are trained and have years of experience. You can evaluate their experience based on the awards and credentials on their or clinic websites.

Tips For Choosing Hairline Lowering Surgery Clinic Abroad 

  • Check the local regulation: Knowing how the treatment is regulated in your chosen country is essential. It will help you identify reputable clinics registered with the governing body or national association. It will also tell you about your rights.
  • Prepare a list of questions for your doctor: prepare a list of questions to ensure you receive quality treatment. Common questions to ask - do they provide a translator? Do they have patients' testimonials? Is the clinic registered with the national association?
  • Ask what's the follow-up steps after the surgery and aftercare procedure steps. 
  • Choose the right surgeon, do your due diligence, and enquire. 
  • Plan your trip well, and give yourself time to rest after the treatment. 

Ideal Candidate For Forehead Reduction Procedure 

The ideal candidate for forehead reduction surgery is someone who has a receding hairline, has the desire to lower the hairline, or has a broad forehead and a desire for a smaller forehead.

Forehead Reduction Surgery Cost Abroad

The factors that affect the treatment abroad are the hospital's location, the surgeon's experience, the technique used, and the type of treatment.


Estimate Cost




€8000 - €13,000


€1700 - €2000


€3000 - €8000

Learn more about Forehead Reduction in Turkey by comparing costs and reviewing the clinics and doctors.

Forehead Reduction Clinics(67 Clinics)

Luna Clinic Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
Luna Clinic Turkey Verified
  • Preliminary and follow-up examination
  • 98% would recommend
  • 1000+ treatments(operations) last year
  • Internationally trained surgeons
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Istanbul European Clinic
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul European Clinic Verified
  • 97% would recommend
  • Uses cutting-edge tech
  • Accredited by TSAPS (Turkish Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
  • Well-equipped staff
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Estethica Atasehir
Istanbul, Turkey
Estethica Atasehir Verified
  • Premium facility
  • ISO 9001-certified clinic in Istanbul
  • 93% patients recommend
  • Open weekends
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Memorial Sisli Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Memorial Sisli Hospital Verified
  • Popular by international patients
  • 200 bed capacity
  • JCI-Certified
  • Has an advanced medical technology
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Dr. Sema Ozden Clinic
Izmir, Turkey
Dr. Sema Ozden Clinic Verified
  • Recently renovated clinic
  • Accredited by TSAPS (Turkish Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
  • Preliminary and follow-up examination
  • High review rate
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Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital Verified
  • Biggest private hospital in Istanbul
  • Advanced post-op care system
  • Internationally trained surgeons
  • JCI accredited clinic
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Erdem Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Erdem Hospital Verified
  • ISO 9001 Certified
  • Uses the top-notch technology
  • 20,000 square meters
  • 150-bed capacity
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Ekol Hospitals Izmir
Izmir, Turkey
Ekol Hospitals Izmir Verified
  • Has world-class specialists
  • High review rate
  • Monitored by the Quality Management Unit
  • Using the most advanced technology
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Istanbul, Turkey
Esteworld Verified
  • ISO 9001-2008 Certified
  • Located in the heart of the city
  • Premium facility
  • High review rate
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Kent Hospital
Izmir, Turkey
Kent Hospital Verified
  • 95% would recommend
  • Advanced technology investment
  • 1000+ treatments last year
  • Founded in 2008
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By Abdulaziz Ali - Medically reviewed by Prof. Zeynep Sevim, on May 05, 2023

What is Forehead Reduction Surgery Recovery Time?

Recovery time for forehead reduction surgery varies depending on the extent of the procedure, the individual healing process, and the surgeon's recommendations.

Typically, you can expect to experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort for the first few days after surgery. Pain medication and cold compresses can help alleviate these symptoms. 

The sutures or staples used to close the incisions are typically removed after 7-10 days. You are advised to avoid strenuous activities and exercise for several weeks to allow your body to heal properly. Avoiding direct sun exposure and wearing a hat or sunscreen when going outside is also important.

You can return to work or normal daily activities within 1-2 weeks, but full recovery may take several months. The final results of forehead reduction surgery may not be fully visible until several months after the procedure.

What is the alternative for Hairline Lowering Procedure?

There are several alternatives to hairline lowering surgery, including non-surgical options. Here are a few options:

  1. Hair transplants: Hair transplant surgery involves transplanting hair follicles from one part of the scalp to the hairline to create a fuller and more youthful hairline. This procedure can be effective for both men and women.
  2. Botox: Botox injections can reduce the appearance of a high forehead by relaxing the muscles that pull the forehead upward. This treatment can be a temporary solution that needs to be repeated every few months.
  3. Dermal fillers: Dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid or collagen, can add volume to the forehead and create the appearance of a lower hairline. This is a non-surgical option that can be effective for some patients.
  4. Hairstyles: Changing your hairstyle can also create the illusion of a lower hairline. Bangs, layered cuts, and hair extensions can all be used to create a more flattering hairline.

Discuss all options with a qualified cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist to determine the best action for your needs and desired outcome.

How Does Forehead Reduction Surgery Work?

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Depending on your needs, the procedure involves making an incision along the hairline, either in a straight line or a zigzag pattern. 

The surgeon then removes a strip of scalp tissue and repositions the hairline forward to create a lower forehead. The incision is then closed with sutures or staples.

The surgery typically takes 1-2 hours to complete and can be performed on an outpatient basis, which means you can go home on the same day as the procedure. 

After the surgery, you will experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which you can manage with pain medication and cold compresses.

How To Prepare For The Procedure?  

  • Find the best clinic and doctor for your procedure. It is helpful to look at forehead reduction before and after pictures from the chosen clinic. 
  • Book an online appointment with the chosen doctor and clinic to guarantee compatibility. 
  • Discuss the forehead reduction surgery cost before traveling, to know if you can find good packages. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

how much does forehead reduction cost?

The cost of a forehead reduction depends on the extent to which the overall size needs to be reduced. The location and length are crucial in determining the actual cost of the forehead reduction surgery. The average cost of forehead reduction in Turkey is between €2850- €5750 

What causes big foreheads?

Big foreheads can be caused by a wide range of factors such as low hair density that makes the hairline appear receding even though it is not. A receding hairline and a heavy brow are the two other major causes of a big forehead. 

Are large foreheads genetic?

Many factors contribute to a large forehead and while many put the blame solely on the hairline, genetics plays a large role too. Large foreheads are generally multifactorial in origin. 

Can forehead size be reduced?

Yes, forehead size can be reduced with the help of forehead reduction surgery.