Hairline lowering surgeryForehead reduction surgery
Hairline lowering surgery or Forehead reduction surgery in Tunisia is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed on both women and men who wish to correct a bald forehead.
Causes of frontal baldnessPatients who suffer from frontal baldness may feel a great deal of embarrassment and low self-esteem, which may affect their social life and even their professional life.
These patients will then look for different ways to camouflage the baldness, for example by trying certain hairstyles, wearing a hat or a wig, or by trying certain treatments that are hardly effective at all.
There are two ways to remedy the problem adequately and permanently: the patient can choose between a hair transplant or a surgical procedure to lower the hairline.
Various factors can cause frontal hair loss:
- Male receding hairline: this is simply a genetic phenomenon and can be seen in male patients of different ages. For male patients, the receding hairline begins at the temples and continues to develop with age. The hair that will grow on the head will be M-shaped, and eventually the baldness will spread to a larger area of the head, until it becomes total baldness.
- -The receding hairline in women: the same phenomenon can also be seen in women, although the receding hairline is more common in men.
- -Various factors: for both men and women, old age increases the risk of hair loss on the forehead. Other factors such as stress, medication or poor lifestyle can contribute to hair loss on the forehead.
Lowering of the hairline : indicationsThis technique is mainly addressed to women and men who suffer from a receding hairline, and therefore a more or less important baldness at the forehead. The forehead can appear higher than it should be, and this can lead to an unattractive appearance.
In general, you are considered a good candidate for this procedure if:
- -You consider your hairline to be high, and therefore wish to lower it
- You consider that your forehead is wider than normal and you wish to have a more refined forehead and a more "feminine" face
- You wish to have a more even distribution of hair on your head
- You have had an eyebrow lift operation and you wish to move your hair forward
- You have already undergone a hair transplant operation and you wish to move your hairline forward
Lowering the hairline: before the operationIt is possible to lower the hairline by a few centimetres, the number of centimetres gained will depend on the patient's wishes, but also on the morphology of the face and the elasticity and quality of the scalp. Before the operation, the surgeon will evaluate the patient's case and needs, and will take these different factors into consideration before being able to confirm the surgical procedure.
Before you can benefit from this operation, you will need to prepare a full medical file, including a full medical check-up, blood tests and details of your current medical treatment if you are on one. You must not have any contraindications to the operation, such as scalp conditions or cardiovascular disease.
The surgeon will also give you some important recommendations to follow before the operation, including.
- Do not smoke for at least a few weeks before the operation and a few weeks afterwards (smoking can interfere with the healing process)
- Avoid alcoholic beverages as much as possible
- Some medical treatments will have to be put on hold (for example, taking aspirin)
During procedureThe operation is performed under general anaesthesia and lasts on average 2 hours.
The surgeon begins by making a long incision in the scalp, which will follow the path of the hairline. This incision will continue to the temporal area on both sides of the head.
Afterwards, a detachment is made, and the scalp is brought forward. The excess skin is removed and the hairline will have a new, more advanced position.
The lowering of the hairline will usually be 1 to 2 centimetres, depending on the patient's case. Once the procedure is complete, the surgeon concludes the operation by suturing the incision and applying a bandage. The scar following the procedure will not be very visible, as it is well camouflaged by the hair. Depending on your case, it may be necessary to complete this operation with a hair transplant: this operation will optimise the result by lowering the hairline even more and will also allow the scar resulting from the operation to be well covered.
After procedureYou can wash your hair as soon as the doctor allows you to. However, you must be careful not to rub your hair and to gently wipe your hair once the shower is over.
It will be necessary to wait a few days before you can return to work, and you should resume physical activities gradually (however, avoid getting your head wet in the pool for about 3 weeks after your operation).
Other recommendations must be followed after your discharge from the clinic in order to allow the healing process to take place properly. To avoid the risk of complications: you should not expose your head to direct sunlight (as solar radiation is detrimental to the healing process) for at least four weeks. You should also avoid wearing a bicycle or motorbike helmet for at least twenty days.