Where will the scar be for a forehead reduction?

Has anyone had a forehead reduction or a hairline lowering procedure? Is your scar noticeable?


M, 32, Connecticut

Tags:man age 25-34 forehead scar hairline

My plastic surgeon did a great job lowering my hairline, and the scar blends perfectly into my hairline. Hairline lowering is done by an incision where your skin and hair meets, so that's where you should expect your scar to be. The incision at first will have some swelling and bruising and be pretty prominent. Since it stretches across your forehead, it looks like you had a bad accident. After a while, the incision begins to heal. How well it heals depends on your surgeon's surgical technique and the quality of the aftercare. I followed the instructions I was given perfectly during my recovery period because I was terrified of a having the scar remain red and raised. Thanks to my paranoia, my scar is barely there.

I underwent hairline lowering surgery because I wanted to look more aesthetically appealing. I had a rather large forehead, compared to the rest of my face, and was self-conscious about it. Part of it was from recent hair loss and now a high hairline. I didn't, however, want to have a highly-noticeable scar that would also get people looking at me. Scarring is going to happen. Luckily, I am able to easily heal from scars and the scarring isn't severe. My scar is right along my hairline. When my hair grew back in (the hair I have), the scar was easily hidden. However, there are some situations where the scar does become visible. For the most part, no one notices my scarring. All in all, plastic surgery was a success for me. Besides a little pain a couple days post-op I am very pleased with my reduced forehead skin from the surgical procedure.

I've always been self-conscious about my forehead. I was so self-conscious that I did just about everything I could to hide it besides getting a hair transplant. When I was reading about how to make your forehead look smaller, I came across an article about forehead reduction. While the procedure seemed like a good solution for a large forehead, I was worried about the severity and location of any scarring. I didn't want to undergo a procedure gave me something else to be self-conscious about. Luckily, that wasn't the case. It isn't that there isn't a scar, it's just not noticeable. My surgeon hid the scar behind my hairline. When my hair grew back, the scar was not visible.

Who did your surgery??

Do you have thick hair density at your hairline now? Apparently thicker hair leads to best results for forehead reduction surgery, and since my hair has never been super thick, I was worried about a visible scar. It turns out that I was worried for nothing, though. For me, my hair started growing in around the hairline at 2 to 3 weeks, and by 6 months out from surgery, I could barely see the scar even when I was looking for it. Plus, depending on your hairstyle, your hair might completely cover it because the scar sits right at the hairline. My plastic surgeon told me that I was a good candidate also because of my very pale complexion, so the lighter-colored scar blended in with the rest of my skin.

I had forehead reduction surgery because I had an excessively high forehead and my scar is nearly hidden by my new hairline. My recovery time went smoothly. And I followed all of the doctor's instructions, such as sleeping with my head elevated. I also quit smoking because that can hinder the healing process. I highly recommend the surgery because I love the results that I have received, and the scar is easily concealed.