Hairline lowering surgery Toronto is done to reduce the size of the forehead and make it look smaller or lower. A high forehead usually happens as a result of hair loss. It can also be genetic. Either way, it can affect the person’s overall appearance. If you have an excessively large forehead, it can become the focal point of your face. While it is not a life-threatening condition, your forehead may overshadow your attractive features, and make them less apparent or visible.
Many people with a large forehead know this very well, and most of them become self-conscious. Thus, they spend a lot of time, effort, and in some cases, even money just to compensate and experiment with various hairstyles in a vain attempt to make their forehead look smaller. Simply put, their forehead dictates the type of hairstyle to wear, preventing them to have the style they want.
Good thing is, hairline lowering surgery in Toronto is now available. The procedure can help change the height and shape of your forehead – improving your overall appearance. When undergoing the procedure, also known as forehead reduction surgery in our facility, you can expect good results. Our cosmetic surgeons are known to perform effective hairline lowering procedures both on men and women. We also offer facial feminization surgery for transgender women or males who are transitioning into females.
Our specialists use either of two techniques to treat a patient’s high forehead or elevated hairline, depending on the patient’s particular needs and preferences.
These are hair transplantation and surgical hairline – both products of technological advancement. There are times when both methods are used in combo to complement each other. This is done to achieve the most natural-looking hairline possible.
The surgical procedure we refer to as surgical hairline advancement involves shortening an elongated forehead, while at the same time, advancing the hairline. Along the frontal hairline, an incision is made. The hairline is then moved forward by getting rid of the excess skin on the forehead.
The surgeon will then meticulously close the incision with a suture. The stitch will leave only an extremely fine and practically imperceptible scar once fully healed. Most people will not even notice that you have undergone minor surgery.
The biggest advantage of this method is that you can see the results right away, although the sutures will only be removed one week after the surgery. Compared to a hair transplantation surgery, however, the surgical hairline advancement procedure is a bit more technically involved. Likewise, it can only be done on patients who have enough scalp laxity.
Of the two techniques, hair transplantation is the more popular option for advancing an excessively high hairline in women, and as expected, more so for men. Considered a same-day-procedure, it is generally painless, as anesthesia is used to numb the target area.
The required recovery period is also short (more on this later). Many patients who have undergone the procedure swear that it is very comfortable. You can go home right after the procedure, or at least after the effects of the local anesthesia have waned. However, to be on the safe side, it is always best to have someone else drive you home.
When performing the procedure, the doctor will harvest donor hair from the backside of the patient’s scalp. Typically, the donor site will not leave any noticeable scar once fully healed. There will practically be no traces of the hair harvesting that happened – at all!
After harvesting, the fine micro-grafts are then transplanted precisely into the tiny incisions made in between, and in front of the existing hair strands intended to mimic the natural hair growth. This will result in a dense, normal, and advanced hairline. In most cases, the patient can be up and about the following day. If you have undergone the procedure, you can go back to your regular routine and day-to-day activities, including hair washing and exercising after one week.
The transplanted hair may start to fall out after 3 weeks. However, this is perfectly normal, and there’s no reason to panic. The hair will start a new regrowth cycle within 4 to 6 months. The results will then be very prominent – but still improving – at 8 months or so after the procedure. You can see the final results by the 12th month, and this will be long-lasting and more or less permanent. You can then expect it to last your entire lifetime, barring any major problems.
We have experienced and highly trained surgeons and staff to help you achieve the kind of forehead you want and deserve. We offer surgery for men, women, and even transgender clients who want to achieve a more feminine look.
If you’re a woman with a high forehead, you have probably tried a lot of various hairstyles in an attempt (in many cases, futile) to hide your high hairline. You may have found success to some degree, but for a lot of women, the temporary fix is not enough. They want a more permanent solution. After all, a wide forehead or high hairline is commonly deemed as a trait exclusive to men. And if you’re a woman, it can make you feel less attractive, undesirable, and less feminine. Thus, you would want it fixed ASAP!
1/5 of all women are believed to possess a high forehead, with the average forehead height measured at 10 to 12 cm. above the brow line. With our forehead reduction surgery (hairline lowering surgery) you can expect to lower the size of your forehead by around 2 to 6 cm. This is more than enough in most cases. Women who opt to undergo the surgery for their excessively large forehead often experience overall satisfaction and improved self-confidence after the procedure. After all, they have finally found a solution to a major concern that has probably plagued them for many years.
As far as men are concerned, hiding a hairline that is higher than normal can pose quite a challenge. This is because wearing bangs is more often not suitable for men who want to hide their wide foreheads. While wearing a hat may work sometimes, it is not a viable option all the time.
So, who can undergo a hairline lowering surgery? Men who have a high hairline exceeding 12 to 16 cm above the brow line are considered ideal candidates for the procedure. However, those who have already had hair grafting, but are still looking to decrease the height of their hairline, can instead go for a hairline lowering surgery Toronto.
For men who opt to undergo hairline lowering surgery first, they may then have a hair transplant or hair grafting after healing. This is about 8 months after the procedure. By combining the two techniques, you can achieve optimal results that can surely help you improve your self-esteem and confidence.
Also known as transgender surgery or simply FFS, facial feminization surgery is used to make a male face more feminine through a combination of surgical procedures. As the name of the procedure suggests, it is performed on males who are in the process of transition into females to better align their identity with their looks. This is typically the first step towards an overall feminine appearance. Transitioning patients often find that they are identified and recognized by other people as women when their physical features are softer and more feminine-like.
Facial feminization surgery is typically made up of no less than 2 procedures intended to feminize a male-looking face. A transgender surgery may include a nose job (rhinoplasty), Adam’s apple reduction (laryngeal shave), brow lift, brow reduction, neck liposuction, chin implant, cheek implants, lip reduction, lip lift, jaw angling, jawline reduction, and hairline lowering (forehead reduction).
Because a large forehead is considered an exclusively masculine trait, a hairline lowering surgery is more often an option when seeking to make a male face more feminine looking. A surgery to lower the hairline may be combined with any of our facial feminization procedures.
In general, the first surgical options are the ones that intend to eliminate or reduce very obvious male traits. These include brow reduction, as well as a laryngeal shave. After all, protruding brow bones and Adam’s apples are distinguishing traits found only in men.
A rhinoplasty or nose job is also among the first procedures sought following a transgender surgery. This is because a man’s nose is typically larger compared to a woman’s. Likewise, a male nose usually has a wider base. It also has a more protruding appearance on the face. By reducing the nasal bridge’s width, adding a gentle scoop, as well as refining and repositioning the nasal tip, a considerable change can be achieved for a more feminine face.
On its own, a hairline lowering surgery can help in feminizing a male face as it is intended to reshape the forehead while reducing its height. A transgender woman would often feel more attractive and more feminine once their forehead size is reduced.
In many cases, patients would require 7 to 14 days after a hairline lowering surgery. The incisions are closed using sutures and staples, and these are removed after 7 days or earlier, in some cases, and it may take as long as 14 days for everything to be removed. We recommend that patients elevate their head when sleeping for at least 3 days after undergoing a hairline lowering surgery. This way, swelling can be reduced.
You should refrain from bathing from days 1 to 3, and bathe only after 4 days. By this time, you can already shower and wash your hair gently using a mild shampoo and conditioner. But, you should not use a hairbrush and hairdryer yet since the sutures and staples are still in place. As mentioned, these will only be completely removed after 2 weeks from the day of your surgery.
We recommend using makeup only 2 or 3 weeks post-surgery. You may resume or start using hair colour after two months. It will also be best to hold off your travel plans until all staples and sutures have been removed. You can clearly see the final results of the surgery to lower your hairline after the first month. The scars should completely fade and become barely noticeable after about 1 year. By this time, you should be enjoying the benefits of having a “normal” forehead.
Gone are the days when you have to experiment with various hairstyles just to conceal your large forehead. A more convenient and permanent solution is now available, thanks to the advancements in modern science. Whether you have a receding hairline due to unfortunate hair loss or because of genetics, or if you are a transgender in the transition to becoming more feminine looking, we have the solution for you – hairline lowering surgery Toronto.
Contact us if you need more information about our hairline lowering surgery or to schedule a consultation appointment with our experienced professionals.