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Transform Your Look: The Power of Hairline Lowering Surgery (Part 2)

Transform Your Look: The Power of Hairline Lowering Surgery (Part 2)

In the first part of our series, we introduced hairline lowering, also known as scalp advancement or forehead reduction. Now, let’s dive into the consultation and surgical process to give you a comprehensive understanding of what to expect.

The Consultation Process

The journey to a more balanced facial appearance begins with a thorough consultation. During this initial meeting, Dr. Saxon will:

  1. Examine Your Scalp and Hairline: Dr. Saxon will examine your hairline and scalp condition to determine the best approach for the surgery.
  2. Discuss Your Goals: This is an opportunity to discuss your aesthetic goals and expectations. Dr. Saxon will provide professional insights to align your expectations with realistic outcomes.
  3. Explain the Procedure: Dr. Saxon will walk you through the surgical process, potential risks, and benefits, ensuring you have a clear understanding of what the procedure entails.
  4. Develop a Personalized Plan: Dr. Saxon will develop a tailored surgical plan to meet your specific needs based on her discussion with you.

The Surgical Process

Hairline lowering is performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on your preference and the complexity of the procedure. Here’s a step-by-step outline of the surgical process:

Hairline Lowering Before and After
Before and After of one of Dr. Saxon’s Hairline Lowering Patients.
  1. Before Surgery: At your pre-op appointment, Saxon MD’s Physician Assistant will review all the necessary consents with you and provide you with our Recovery Box, which is tailored to you, with all of the non-medication items needed for you to achieve the most optimal results. You’ll also speak with Dr. Saxon again to finalize the surgical plan.
  2. Preparation: At the surgery center, you will be prepped and marked for the new hairline position. It’s crucial to follow pre-operative instructions, such as picking up antibiotics and other medications and arranging post-surgery care.**
  3. Incision: Dr. Saxon makes an incision along the marked hairline, often within the hair, to minimize visible scarring.
  4. Scalp Advancement: The scalp is carefully advanced to the new position, and excess forehead skin is removed.
  5. Closure: The incision is meticulously closed with sutures, ensuring minimal scarring and a natural hairline appearance. Dr. Saxon incorporates PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) to enhance healing and reduce the risk of hair loss.
  6. Post-Operative Care: After the surgery, a compressive wrap is applied to minimize swelling. You will receive detailed aftercare instructions, including how to manage swelling, avoid strenuous activities, and care for your incision.

**Note: Since many of our hairline lowering patients travel to Austin from other parts of the country, there are a few things to note. First, you must have someone with you for 24 hours after the procedure. And two, you cannot have a ride-share service pick you up after the surgery. The staff at Saxon MD can help arrange an overnight nurse and a ride to and from the surgery center. We can also provide a list of accommodations in the Austin area if you’re traveling from out of town.

Recovery and Results

Recovery from hairline lowering is typically straightforward. Most patients experience mild swelling and bruising, which subsides within a week or two. Numbness in the forehead area is common but temporary. Full results, including hair growth through the incision, can be seen within 2-6 months post-surgery. Many of our patients alternate ibuprofen and acetaminophen after surgery and do not require heavier medications to control pain.

Dr. Saxon’s unique approach and attention to detail in both the surgical and post-operative phases ensure natural-looking results with minimal downtime.

For more information on hairline lowering and to schedule your consultation, visit our Hairline Lowering page. You can also find before and after photos on the Saxon MD Instagram page.

Stay tuned for Part 3, where we will discuss the recovery process in more detail and offer tips for a smooth and speedy recovery.

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