Hairline Surgery Options

[Posted on January 8th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]

Hairline surgery is often something people consider when they are dealing with a high or receding hairline. It can help to give you the hairline you want without having to put in fake hair or resorting to wearing wigs. There are a few options with the surgery that you should know about. This will help you to find the one that will be right for you.

Shortening the Forehead

When you lower the hairline, you can help reduce the appearance of a tall forehead or even a receding hairline. While this may be easy for a woman to hide with bangs, it is not as easy for men and can be seen as a sign of age. With this type of hairline surgery, not only is the forehead made shorter, but the hairline is brought forward. This can generally be done without a scar to the hairline.

Hairline Shaping

This can be done at the same time as forehead shortening or on its own. The way this works is that the hairline is cut in a way that makes the hairline the shape the individual wants this to be. This is a good option for people who want to eliminate widows peaks in their hairline or simply want to make the hairline look more appealing.

Hair Grafting

You can also choose to go with hair grafting, which is a technique that takes hair from other parts of the head and moves it to the front of the hairline. It is also known as hair transplantation and has been done for many years to achieve a full head of hair. This hairline surgery may need to be done if there is a significant amount of the forehead that needs to be shortened. It is one of the most common techniques with medical hair restoration.

Factors to Consider

If you are thinking about having surgery done for your hairline, it is important that you think about all the factors surrounding the procedure. This includes factors such as:

  • Cost
  • possible complications
  • recovery period
  • how long it will take to see full results

It is also important to remember that hairline surgery usually requires general anesthesia, which by itself can be dangerous. You should make sure that you fully understand the procedure before you have it done. Your doctor can help you to understand which treatment option is right for you as well as any complications that may arise.

Remember to choose your doctor properly when going with hairline surgery. You do not just want to look at commercials to determine the right location. Rather, understand what the doctor can offer and what their experience is. This will help to ensure that you are fully satisfied with the results of the surgery. This is not something you want to rush into, but rather make sure you have the best option so your hair will look great when finished.