Forehead reduction surgery is a procedure that is used by all people who suffer from a wide forehead, and this operation aims to reduce the forehead and bring the hairline closer to the eyebrows. There are many ways to fix the ratio of facial features, including surgical treatment, hair transplantation, or both methods.
Some men have forehead reduction surgery to treat hereditary baldness, which includes hairline regression from the forehead, and at other times the operation may include bone reduction from the forehead.
The candidate for forehead reduction surgery is any adult person who suffers from the problem of a wide forehead or a receding hairline at the front of the head. Whether or not the problem includes an increase in the size of the bones in the forehead.
This person must be in good health and not suffer from chronic diseases such as pressure, diabetes and blood circulation diseases. The person should also be a non-smoker, as smoking makes the recovery process difficult and increases the length of the expected recovery period.
At Magie Care, we offer you all the techniques to get the look you want. Also if you are looking for a non-surgical solution
Magie Care offers you the forehead reduction process with fillers, where different filler materials are used, especially hyaluronic acid, to reconstruct the forehead in its details, where it uses filler injections for the forehead to help reduce it giving it a more plump appearance, in addition to reducing wrinkles, which is one of the safe and effective ways to reduce the forehead, but it does not last long.
Steps of Forehead Reduction Surgery
The steps of the operation depend on its method, and the following methods are the most important to perform forehead reduction surgery:
1- Hair transplant on the frontal line:
This method works if the main reason for the large forehead size is genetic baldness. This method does not work for everyone due to the problems that cause hair loss to return.
2- The process of raising the eyebrows:
This operation is suitable in case of the presence of forehead wrinkles accompanied by the width of the forehead and the sagging of the eyebrows. This method requires certain proportions of facial features.
3- The process of reducing the forehead by extending the skin:
This operation is one of the most popular forehead reduction techniques, it is a two-step technique that involves implanting a silicone balloon under the scalp. This balloon is gradually filled with a saline solution until the skin containing the hair follicles stretches. This operation is done under local anesthesia, followed by another operation in which the doctor removes the balloon and cuts the skin from the forehead and uses the technique of cosmetic stitching or skin gluing to ensure that no scar does not appear.
This technique is dual purpose for forehead reduction and treatment of forehead baldness (androgenetic male pattern baldness). In many cases, the doctor combines this process with the hair transplant process on the front of the head. So a small amount of hair is implanted in the front of the head after recovery to cover all visible parts of the surgical scars.
4- Surgical forehead reduction surgery:
The first step in this operation is anesthesia, and often general anesthesia if the operation involves modifying the bones of the forehead. After that, the doctor begins to cut part of the bones of the forehead, and then suture the wound cosmetically. This process is very rare and is performed only in certain pathological and tumor cases. It is rarely performed in cases of hereditary frontal hypertrophy or resulting from hair loss.
5- Reduction of the forehead by unique technique with capillary implantation (FROST):
In this process, the skin is stretched and connected in one session, after which it is better to wait a bit before transferring the new hair follicles. It is best to wait until 3-6 months have passed after the operation before hair transplantation in the front of the head until the results of the operation are completely clear and ideal results can thus be obtained.
The recovery period depends on the type of technique used in the surgery. Bone recovery takes about a year in the case of forehead bone modification, while in the case of hairline lowering with l extension of the skin. , the wound itself heals in a maximum of six months.
However, you won’t need to stay in bed that long. This surgery is very simple, it will not ask you to stop your usual activities and you can even move the day after the intervention. But we advise you to take some rest after the operation and avoid stress or engage in violent physical activities until the recovery period is over safely and peacefully.
Usually you are not expected to have any problems or wear bandages, just a simple bandage that is removed within hours of the operation. Some stitches may stay in your forehead for a week and then be removed by your doctor, or he or she may use self-dissolving sutures that dissolve on their own within a few weeks.
Risks and Complications of Forehead Reduction Surgery
The expected risks and complications of the operation depend on how it is performed. If it is a skin extension or a hair transplant, the risks are simple and do not exceed a few bruises, swelling, bleeding and inflammation. Or even some scars resulting from poor healing. If it involves cutting parts of the forehead bone, this operation is very dangerous and can put you at risk of clots or infection. Also, general anesthesia in this process is an unavoidable necessity. This exposes you to the risks of general anesthesia, including allergy to substances used in anesthesia and the risk of stroke.