The human face is divided into three sections – the upper, mid, and lower. Although the way different people perceive beauty does vary between cultures, a common trait among “beautiful” people throughout the world is a face that is well-proportioned. As such, patients who have a long forehead or a receding hairline can sometimes struggle with feeling less attractive.
Forehead reduction surgery is a safe and effective procedure that brings the face into a better proportion. Also known as hairline-lowering or hairline advancement surgery, forehead reduction surgery can improve your appearance in a number of ways.
Scientists explain that the forehead exists in its bare state so that humans can clearly convey emotions. It’s our eyebrows and forehead muscles that reveal surprise, confusion, anger, and more, after all.
With all of this muscular flexing going on, however, the forehead becomes wrinkled more quickly than other parts of the face. Expressive people actually have deeper forehead wrinkles than those who keep their emotions in check. A forehead reduction addresses these signs of aging.
How a Forehead Reduction Improves Appearance
1) Diminish Wrinkles and Frown Lines
During a forehead reduction, a portion of the forehead skin is removed, and the hairline is pulled forward. Not only does this visually reduce the size of the forehead, it stretches the skin, eliminating wrinkles.
In this case, a forehead surgery improves your appearance twofold – by giving your face better proportions and also restoring a youthful appearance to the upper third of your face.
2) Reproportioning of the Whole Face
As we have discussed, humans perceive a proportionate and symmetrical face to be attractive. By decreasing the size of a large forehead, forehead reduction surgery dramatically improves one’s appearance but reducing its size relative to the rest of the face.
3) Disguise Hair Loss
While a forehead reduction is not the ideal solution for balding, it pulls the hairline forward. As such, if temporary hair loss is an issue, a receding hairline can be addressed using forehead reduction.
Forehead size plays a significant role in how attractive we appear to both ourselves and others. To discuss any concerns regarding the appearance of your forehead, and what options are available to you to address these, contact Dr. Richard Flemming on (310) 278 8823 or fill out his online form to book a consultation.