Balance, symmetry and facial feature harmony are the key elements of an attractive face. When one feature is too large or too small, it can impact the overall appearance of the face. The forehead is one feature that can appear too large, creating facial imbalance. At Eden Plastic Surgery Institute, we offer forehead reduction surgery to create a more attractive and balanced appearance at our clinic in Miami.
The forehead can appear too long or large due to a high hairline. This is usually a genetic feature and not something that can be changed without surgery. Both men and women can be born with high or receded hairlines, which can become more pronounced as they become older (the brows can lower with age, increasing the forehead space). However, forehead reduction surgery is requested by more women than men and is better suited for those without hair loss issues. To shorten the forehead or to make it smaller, hairline lowering can be performed to place the hairline farther down on the forehead.
How Is Hairline Lowering Performed?
For those with a high hairline that makes the forehead appear too large, hairline lowering surgery can improve the balance of the face. This procedure is completed under anesthesia, creating an incision along the hairline. The hairline and scalp are shifted down up to ¾ of an inch on the forehead, and the excess skin is removed, and the incision is closed. Once the incision heals, it is well-hidden and discreet.
Forehead reduction surgery can improve facial harmony and increase your self-confidence in your appearance. If you are self-conscious of a large or longer forehead, hairline lowering surgery may be right for you. Contact our team at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute in Miami to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali Charafeddine to discuss if you are a good candidate for forehead reduction surgery.