Forehead lowering surgery and hair transplant are two different procedures that can be used to address concerns related to the size and shape of the forehead. Forehead lowering surgery, also known as a forehead reduction or hairline advancement, involves the surgical removal of a portion of the scalp from the hairline to lower the position of the hairline and decrease the size of the forehead. This procedure is typically performed under sedation and requires a recovery period of several weeks. It leaves a permanent scar placed along the hair line.
Hair transplant, on the other hand, involves the transplantation of hair follicles from the donor area (typically the back or sides of the head) to the recipient area (usually the front hairline). The transplanted hair follicles grow naturally and permanently in the recipient area, resulting in a more natural-looking hairline. This procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, and recovery time is relatively short.
In terms of choosing between forehead lowering surgery and hair transplant to make the forehead smaller, it really depends on the individual's specific concerns and goals. Forehead lowering surgery is generally more invasive and requires a longer recovery time, but it can provide a more significant reduction in forehead size. Hair transplant, on the other hand, is less invasive and can provide a more subtle improvement in the hairline and forehead appearance while avoiding the scar of forehead lowering.
It's important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon or hair transplant specialist to discuss your options and determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs. Our plastic surgeon, Dr Kim Meathrel, is the sole qualified hair transplant surgeon in the Kingston region and will evaluate your anatomy and goals at your consultation.