Hairline lowering Photo Gallery

Result of hairline lowering/forehead reduction surgery at 2 months.

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Result 6 months after forehead reduction surgery where her hairline was brought forward 1 1/4 inches.

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Result of hairline lowering/forehead reduction surgery.

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Result of a surgical hairline advancement/forehead shortening procedure, performed on an African-American male. In this case, the hairline was lowered by 1.5 inches in a single procedure. These procedures are usually not performed on men due to the risk of male pattern hair loss in the future, but this patient was a very good candidate.

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Result of surgical hairline advancement/forehead reduction surgery.

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Result of hair transplant to round out and lower this 30 year old patient’s hairline.

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Result of hairline lowering/forehead reduction surgery, which brought her hairline down over one inch. Result four months after.

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Patient successfully underwent surgery to shorten her high forehead. Note that she decided to undergo micropigmentation (SMP) along the hairline to give a lower appearance, a decision she regretted that fortunately can be fixed with hair grafting.

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Result of hairline lowering/forehead reduction surgery, also called the surgical hairline advancement (SHA).

This 29 year old African American patient underwent a surgical hairline advancement (SHA) that lowered his hairline more than 35 mm, or 1 ½ inches.  For a man to be a good candidate for this surgery, the scalp needs to be flexible, and the hairline stable.  The SHA provides a denser hairline than what can typically be achieved with hair grafting.

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Result at just 3 weeks after hairline lowering/forehead reduction surgery

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Result of hairline lowering/forehead reduction surgery

In this case over one inch of lowering resulted in a smaller forehead.  The patient returned one year after surgery for grafting to help reduce the visibility of the right side of the incision as well as to better round out the hairline as desired.

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This male patient had significant scarring from prior poor grafting as can be shown in the frontal closeup.  In order to fully repair this situation, he underwent a complete hairline excision, whereby the original nontransplanted hairline was advanced forward allowing for the removal of the scarred skin with prior transplants, resulting in a fine-line scar that will at some point be grafted to soften it. The removed grafts were dissected out from the scar tissue and planted into the old donor site scars.

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Result of 1650 hair grafts.

This 25 year old female desired a stronger rounded out hairline

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Result of hairline lowering surgery.

Patient wanted maximal shortening of her forehead, achieved with surgery that lowered her hairline by just under 2 inches.

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Result of hairline lowering surgery to repair prior transplants.

This patient underwent hair grafting to lower her hairline, but due to insufficient density chose to undergo hairline lowering surgery that permitted her original hairline to be brought lower and allowed for the removal of her entire prior transplanted area.  She is shown one week after surgery.

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46yo Black female, one year later

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Result of hair grafting to soften/conceal the visible scarring resulting from a prior hairline lowering surgery done elsewhere.

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Result of hairline lowering surgery to repair frontal fibrosing alopecia.

In order to restore the elevated hairline that was the result of frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA), this patient underwent hairline advancement surgery.  This involved advancing her unaffected hairline forward, permitting the removal of the scarred frontal scalp.  Because she had poor scalp mobility, in this case a balloon expander was used.

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Result of 1800 grafts

A more rounded hairline was achieved on this 49 year old female with a single procedure

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Result of hairline lowering / forehead reduction surgery

Patient is 6 months out from hairline lowering surgery in which the forehead was shortened by close to 1 1/2 inches.  While recommended, the patient declined having any grafting performed to make the scar less visible.

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20 year old African female was able to achieve over one inch of lowering of the hairline in a single stage forehead reduction surgery.

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In this patient who had her hairline overly lowered and an incision that did not heal as desired, Dr. Epstein was able to do a hairline elevating surgery to create a more rounded aesthetic shape.  She is shown before and immediately after surgery.

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Result of hairline lowering surgery in 53 year old female.  Over one inch of lowering was achieved.

Note excellent healing of the fine line scar which is essentially not visible due to growth of hairs through it.

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Result of hairline lowering/forehead reduction surgery.

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Result of hairline lowering surgery to excise entire prior transplanted hairline.

This hairline lowering/forehead reduction surgery was performed to significantly improve the density from two prior transplant procedures done elsewhere that did not provide sufficient density.  By advancing her original hairline, the patient’s entire grafted area could be removed, including the scarred skin, and her new hairline brought forward.

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Result one week after hairline lowering surgery to remove prior tattoo

This reparative case involved performing hairline lowering surgery to remove a prior tattoo.  By advancing the normal hair-bearing non-tattooed scalp, a much more natural appearance could be attained.

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Result of hairline lowering/forehead reduction surgery on a 42 year old African American female.  She presented at 4 months for grafting for further rounding out of her hairline.

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Result at just 4 months of hairline lowering/forehead reduction surgery, where this 52 year old patient had her hairline brought forward by just over one inch.

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Repairing a prior poorly performed hair transplant, with a complete hairline excision and hairline advancement surgery

In these cases of scarring of the skin, the best option is to advance forward the original nontransplanted hairline, allowing for the complete excision of the scarred skin and the unaesthetic grafts.

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20 year old, African ethnicity, underwent hairline lowering/forehead reduction surgery, resulting in the hairline being advanced 1 1/2 inches.

Shown is shown one week after surgery.

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Result at one week of hairline lowering surgery to repair disappointing results from prior hair transplant done elsewhere.  Her own natural hairline was brought down and forward by just under one inch, allowing for the removal of the entire area of hair transplants, giving her a fuller and more natural appearance.

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Result of hair grafting to repair browlift scarring.

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Result of hair grafting to round out hairline.

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Result of hairline lowering/forehead reduction surgery, followed by hair grafting.

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Immediate after result of hairline lowering surgery to primarily round out rather than lower the hairline

In this case, the hairline lowering/forehead reductions surgery approach was modified by Dr. Epstein to primarily achieve rounding out with closing of the deep recessions. She is shown immediately after surgery.

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Result just three months after hairline lowering/forehead reduction surgery.

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Result of hair grafting to round out hairline on African American.

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Result of hair grafting to round out hairline.

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Result of hair grafting to round out and lower hairline.

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Result of hairline lowering/forehead reduction surgery.

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Result of hair grafting on African American.

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Result of 1200 grafts to improve scarring from prior hairline lowering surgery

This 38 year old transgender female patient had scarring from prior hairline lowering and browlift surgery done elsewhere.  The resultant scarring was nicely concealed as a transplant was performed to also create a much more natural appearance.

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Result of hairline lowering/forehead reduction surgery.

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