What is hairline advancement for women?
Hairline advancement surgery shortens the vertical height of the forehead, the distance between the hairline and the eyebrows, and the distance between the hairline and eyes, nose, and mouth. Because the hairline moves lower on the face, the procedure helps women who want to change their large forehead or high hairline.
During surgery, Dr. Ching makes an incision across the hairline and into the temple areas, using specialized techniques to camouflage the resulting scar within the hairline. The hair-bearing scalp is loosened, separated from the underlying bone, and then advanced so that the scalp can safely stretch during surgery. Any excessive forehead skin is trimmed away, and the incision is meticulously closed with several layers of sutures for optimal healing. A hairline advancement procedure takes approximately ninety minutes from start to finish.