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Forehead Lowering

Forehead lowering is a surgical procedure Dr. Ching performs in Honolulu, Hawaii, to lower the hairline at the top of the forehead.  There are many reasons for this.  The main reason is that in some patients a very high hairline makes a patient look older, especially in women.  A large forehead does not appear youthful and also can affect the balance of the face.  Generally as patients get older, both men and women, a high forehead can give people an aged appearance.

Forehead lowering can take from 1-2 hours to perform.  In this procedure forehead skin in front of the hairline is removed as a strip and the hair-bearing scalp is advanced forward to lower the distance between the eyebrows and the hairline.  Suturing is done very carefully and the incision is made at a bevel to transect some hair roots.  This is done to cause the growth of hair through the scar so that the scar is well camouflaged when hair grows through it.  Careful suturing is done so to ensure that the best scar possible results.

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A good candidate for a forehead lowering would be any patient that is concerned about the appearance of their forehead.  These patients have a significant distance between their eyebrows and their anterior hairline.

Realistic expectations for a patient having a forehead lowering are the improved appearance of the forehead, which can improve the balance of the face as well as restoring a more youthful appearance.

Recovery from a forehead lowering takes about 1 week.

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