How can I get a smaller forehead without surgery?

I am petrified of getting any invasive surgery yet I want to find a solution to make my forehead smaller. Is there anyway to do this without surgery?


M, 43, Tennessee

Tags:man age 35-44 forehead non surgical

I have an irrational fear of surgical procedures. So, when I decided that I wanted a smaller forehead, I expressed my desire for a non-surgical procedure at my initial consultation. My doctor was honest and said there were two approaches to getting the look I desired. I could undergo a hairline lowering operation. Or, I could try hair grafting. Hair grafting is a non-invasive approach that involves taking plugs of hair from one area and transplanting them at the hairline to create a new hairline. It doesn't involve going under the knife like a hairline lowering operation requires. I opted for the hair grafting procedure to address my high forehead.

It is entirely normal to feel anxious about the prospect of undergoing surgery but, sometimes, knowing what to expect during a procedure can render it less overwhelming. Knowing about the kind of results you can expect also encourages many patients to take the plunge.

Unfortunately, there are no effective or natural non-surgical ways to make a forehead smaller. For a true reduction of the forehead that restores balance to the facial features, you need to undergo hairline advancement surgery or a hair transplant.

Hairline advancement surgery, also known as scalp advancement or forehead reduction surgery, offers the fastest results. A section of the forehead skin next to the hairline is removed, with the forehead stitched to the new hairline. The incision is made in such a way that the scar is concealed within the hairline. Hair grafting can also be performed to further conceal the scar and increase hair density in the area. However, this procedure is more commonly performed on women rather than men. Many men suffer from male pattern baldness or recessive hair loss, which means the results of hairline advancement surgery may be compromised by hair loss later in life, resulting in a need for a hair transplant at a later point.

Many men opt to undergo hair grafting to reduce their forehead size. Hair grafting is not considered traditional surgery nor is it non-invasive. The procedure generally requires local anesthesia. During the surgery, which can take up to four hours, the surgeon uses a scalpel to remove a circular section of scalp from the back or the sides of your head, where the hair is generally thicker.

These circular rounds are cut into small sections. The surgeon will create tiny holes in your scalp, placing the hair in the holes. During one session, thousands of hairs may be transplanted. Up to four sessions may be required to achieve optimal results.

To determine which of the two options would be most suitable to meet your aesthetic goals, you should consider scheduling a face-to-face conversation with a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist.

I've always been incredibly sensitive about my forehead look. I was teased throughout my life about the size of my forehead. I decided in my 30's that I wanted a smaller forehead that better suited my face. When I spoke with a plastic surgeon, I was told that there really aren't a lot of non-surgical options that would reduce the size of my forehead. I would have to change my hairstyle. Being a guy that would have been hard and not really a solution. Outside of hiding my forehead, my only legitimate options were a hair transplant or a surgical procedure to lower my hairline. I discussed the two options with my doctor and decided that a hairline lowering surgery would give me the results I desired.

Is your large forehead from a balding hairline or from genetics? If your hairline is balding, there are prescription drugs that may reduce hair loss. Unless you want to get a hair transplant, there is no choice but to undergo forehead reduction surgery if you want to reduce the size of your forehead. If it makes you feel any better, it's a very easy surgery and recovery time is not so bad. I opted for it and the way I see myself has changed drastically. It was worth every penny and every stitch. I was back on my feet working within a few days, and aftercare is not complicated.

How can i got smaller forhead


I have a very large forehead and I tried different hairstyles to try to conceal my big forehead, but the true answer was plastic surgery. I'm thrilled with my results, and the scar is hidden by my hairline. I get so many compliments on my eyes because they are now the focus of my face instead of my huge forehead. The surgery really was simple and the recovery was quick. I recommend that you go to a surgeon and ask about the surgery rather than trying to change your hairstyle.