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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.