Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Facial Plastic Surgery: Familiarizing With Forehead Reduction Surgery

by Hugh Larson

According to the Golden Ratio, facial proportions dictate how attractive an individual is perceived to be. The distance between the forehead hairline and a spot between the eyes should be roughly 1/3rd of the entire height of the face. Anything smaller or larger is perceived to be less attractive. Many people have longer foreheads that exceed the ratio of these proportions. Luckily, advancements in the medical and beauty industry has resulted in the possibility of forehead reduction surgeries that help lower the hairline, and improve disproportionate proportions. This article will focus on helping you familiarize with forehead reduction surgeries.

What Is a Forehead Reduction Surgery?

A forehead reduction surgery is designed to lower your hairline so that your forehead appears smaller than what it actually is. To reduce the size of your forehead, a surgeon will use the subgaleal space as a plane of dissection. The hairline is then moved down by existing a strip of forehead skin right in front of the hairline. The incision will generally be slightly behind the hairline, and can be easily covered by hair that will eventually grow back. This minimizes the appearance of scars. The surgery is considered to be minimally invasive. 

The ideal position for a woman's hairline is approximately 5 to 6.5 cm above the brows. A forehead reduction surgery can lower the hairline by approximately 3 cm. Each plastic surgeon has different capabilities, and will be able to provide you with a more accurate estimate of what results can be expected.

Who Are Good Candidates?

If you have been contemplating getting a forehead reduction surgery, you should consult with a plastic surgeon regarding how the forehead reduction surgery should proceed in order for you to obtain the best results that are flattering to your facial features. Some good candidates will include:

  • women or men with a high hairline or a large forehead and thick hair.
  • women or men with thinner hair, but are willing to also get small amounts of hair grafting.
  • women or men with low or heavy brows that would like to move their brows into a more desirable position. 
  • women or men with a new hairline that has been created with hair grafting. 

Naturally, although a forehead reduction surgery is considered to be minimally invasive, a plastic surgeon will still need to review your medical history in order to determine whether you may be a good candidate as well. Those who do not respond well to anaesthetics may not be suitable for this type of surgery.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Forehead Reduction Surgery?

Since a forehead reduction surgery is considered to be minimally invasive, you can expect a quick recovery. Most plastic surgeons claim that patients can return to work after 2 days. This type of surgery is not associated with many complications, and most patients will typically find that the only annoyance is the itching and moderate pain that they may experience after the surgery. 

After the surgery, most plastic surgeons will recommend that you keep your head elevated. To reduce swelling, apply ice packs to the area. Although you can return to work within a relatively short period of time, most plastic surgeons would recommend that you avoid strenuous exercise for at least 6 weeks.


Since your forehead makes up a huge proportion of your facial features, the position of your hairline and the size of your forehead will have a huge influence on your overall attractiveness. A forehead reduction surgery can be completed rather easily and is a surgery that is highly recommended by many surgeons to correct facial proportions and also elevate or move brows to a more natural position. Check out sites like for more information.


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Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

I have worked in a supportive role in the medical industry for over 20 years, and I have been amazed at the advances in medicine that have been made. While it is always great to hear about a new medication that helps cure a disease or a new surgical procedure that can help someone live a normal life again after an injury, I have been especially amazed at the research that has shown just how much our physical and mental health are connected. Since I keep on top of all of the amazing medical studies being performed and I know others are too busy to hunt them down themselves, I decided to start a blog to share my favorite health tips for keeping both your mind and body healthy.