Hairline Lowering by Dr. Richard W. Fleming and Dr. Toby G. Mayer

Look at Kim Kardashian and you see the ideal hairline. Her hair frames her face perfectly, no matter what hair style she selects. She is among the fortunate few. Other women struggle with high hairlines that distract from their facial beauty. Many women have a large forehead secondary to an inherited high hairline; other women unfortunately find themselves with a high hairline following cosmetic surgery. A high hairline gives women a balding, masculine appearance , so they spend a lot of time and money finding ways to style their hair in a way that disguises a high forehead to give them their desired look.

Therefore, we developed a new hairline lowering procedure using an Irregular Trichophytic Hairline Incision to bring the proportions of the face into proper balance. The hairline lowering can be performed as an isolated procedure or at the same time as forehead brow lift. With this technique an incision is made within the fine hairs of the hairline and the scalp is brought forward. The appropriate amount of bald forehead skin below the existing hairline is removed. Hair follicles are buried under the skin closure at the completion of the operation, so hair will grow through and in front of that line, giving patients total freedom of hair styling.

This hairline lowering technique is used to enhance or maintain facial proportion and beauty.