Surgical Procedures

Fix Your High Hairline – Hairline Lowering For Improved Facial Symmetry

Having a disproportionately high hairline or large forehead can divert attention from one’s otherwise balanced facial features and weigh heavily on a person’s self-esteem. Genetics, hair loss or even prior surgery can all be causes for a high hairline. Unfortunately, many people who have a high hairline are unaware that a procedure exists for both women and men that reduces the size of the forehead and effectively lowers the hairline.

With expert hair restoration and double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason Champagne, rest easy knowing you’re in good hands when it comes to your appearance and the effectiveness of a Hairline Lowering Procedure. Also known as a forehead reduction or hairline advancement, this procedure is good for women with a naturally high hairline or large forehead who otherwise have thick hair and no personal or familial history of hair loss. Men with a high hairline or large forehead can also be good candidates for hairline lowering surgery if they have a thick hairline and no personal or family history of hair loss. Good scalp laxity is important, and therefore, a detailed consultation with Dr. Champagne is necessary.

What Is The Process?

During the procedure, a portion of the scalp is lifted and advanced forward while a portion of the forehead is removed. The advanced scalp is then sutured to the forehead at the now-lowered hairline. In addition to improving the height of the hairline, other factors such as density of hair at the hairline and natural exit of hair can be addressed and treated. For example, if you have thinning hair in the temple region, Dr. Champagne will usually recommend adding hair transplantation to improve density in that area. This can be performed either during the procedure or at a later date depending on your goals. In the event that you have minimal laxity to your scalp, you may still be a good candidate for hairline lowering, but other surgical procedures may be required.

After a forehead reduction procedure, there can be minimal to moderate swelling in the forehead and scalp, and sometimes around the eye or cheek area. Most swelling diminishes over the first several days and is completely resolved within the first couple of weeks after surgery. Mild bruising can also occur around the eyes, but this is normal and does not interfere with vision. Numbness or reduced sensation should be expected around and just behind the hairline. This is temporary and is expected to resolve within the first few weeks to months but can take up to 6 to 9 months to fully resolve. Many patients are healed enough to go back to work after a couple of days and can use a scarf or large hat for camouflage. Sutures placed at the hairline are removed by Dr. Champagne after one week…

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As with all of our procedures, and since every patient is unique, a detailed consultation with Dr. Champagne is necessary to discuss your goals and plan for a hairline lowering procedure. Please contact our office to schedule a personalized, confidential consultation with Dr. Jason Champagne. During your consultation, he will address your goals and answer any questions you may have regarding hairline lowering or any other procedure we offer.

Jason Champagne,M.D.

9400 Brighton Way, Penthouse Suite
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


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