Hairline lowering

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Aug;21(3):479-86. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2013.05.007.


Hairline lowering or advancement, also known as forehead reduction, is a procedure that has been adapted and honed from scalp reduction and flap techniques. Although the high hairline can be found in both men and women of all races and ethnicities due to various diagnoses, hairline advancement is best suited for individuals, typically women, with a lifelong history of a high hairline and no familial or personal history of progressive hair loss. It is a procedure that is both effective and efficient in lowering the congenitally high hairline with very high patient satisfaction.

Keywords: Advancement; Forehead; Hairline; High; Lowering; Reduction.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alopecia / surgery*
  • Cosmetic Techniques*
  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Female
  • Forehead / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Postoperative Care
  • Preoperative Care
  • Scalp / surgery*
  • Surgical Flaps*
  • Tissue Expansion