Female Hairline Lowering Procedure
Content overseen by Doctor Costin Pasnicu who has over 7 years of experience in the medical field and has performed numerous successful surgeries. He graduated from the renowned University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest.
What causes a receding hairline?
- age – as we get old it is natural for various hair loss problems to appear and a receding hairline is one of the most common;
- family history – most of the times a receding hairline is inherited from other family members;
- hormonal imbalances or changes – if we suffer from any hormonal imbalance or change, a receding hairline can be one of its effects;
- medication – another common cause for a receding hairline is a medication used for other conditions;
- stress – stress is the modern people’s most common disease and, unfortunately, some of its unpleasant effects are hair loss and a receding hairline;
- lifestyle – even it seems hard to believe, an unhealthy lifestyle can cause a receding hairline.
Androgenetic alopecia – the main cause of a receding hairline
- men are more prone to this affliction, as 80% of European men are highly to suffer from a receding hairline;
- also, the same category of European patients is expected to develop a receding hairline by the age of 80;
- in women patients, fewer than 50% of the female population of the globe do not suffer from alopecia their whole lives;
- receding hairline treatments can be as expensive as a hair transplant, considering in some cases, such treatments can cost up to 1,500 US dollars.
Receding hairline in men and women
FUE in hairline transplant in Turkey
The correct angle and direction of the hairline
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Important issues to consider in a hairline restoration in Turkey
The hairline lowering procedure is a safe one when performed by a trained physician, such as our hair transplant doctors in Istanbul. There are no major risks or complications, however, as in any surgical procedure, the patient should expect a recovery period which include a follow-up visit to remove the stitching.
The type of anesthesia used for this procedure is a local one, therefore patients should not fear the risks that may be associated with general anesthesia. The hard transplant doctor from our team who will perform the procedure will talk you through the issues related to anesthesia. We work with trained physicians and anesthesiologists so you do not need to worry that this is an issue.
Our doctors can explain the procedure in more detail than presented in this article and will provide each patient with the post-surgery instructions needed to ensure the best possible recovery and results after the surgery. Some common indications or issues the patients will need to take into consideration are those related to the activities that are prohibited immediately after the procedure. These include avoiding intense massages of the area (rubbing the forehead), intense sport activities as well as some cosmetic products near or on the area of the incision. Patients may also be instructed to change their sleeping position (for example, try to maintain a 45 degree sleeping position for about two weeks following the surgery). Our doctor will explain these practical recommendations so that you may temporarily adjust our lifestyle to best suit the recovery.
How is the female hairline lowering procedure performed?
The hairline lowering procedure does not require hospitalization. Because the surgical intervention itself only it takes a couple of hours to complete, the client can be admitted to an outpatient regime (day care). You will also need to take into consideration the time needed to fill in any remaining required paperwork as well as go through the final preparations for the intervention (our nurse will guide you through everything and will be at your side each step of the way). Once the nurse helps you prepare for surgery, our hair transplant doctor in Turkey will discuss with you any last details or will answer questions and he will start by marking the position for the new hairline. He may also take pre-surgery photographs during this stage.
The hairline lowering surgery in Turkey for women is begun by effectuating a non-repeating, unequal incision within the thin hairs of the anterior hairline. This incision dissects across the hair shafts, leaving though untouched the bulb of the hair follicle. This technique enables hair growth through the scar, which assists in hiding it. By effectuating these techniques, the hair transplant surgeons in Turkey attempt to generate a similar transition area as encountered in follicular unit grafting. The hairline, therefore, has a natural, undetectable appearance.
After the incision, the scalp is winched up all the way to the posterior side. To reduce bleeding, the Turkey hair transplant surgeon undertaking the procedure will utilize tumescence. Thorough undermining, which is an operation used to separate the scalp from the head muscles and supporting tissues to enhance elasticity, is effectuated at this point, being bloodless and quick. In the forehead, incision is effectuated to just below where the patient desires the hairline to reach. The scalp is afterwards pushed forward and the surplus hairless forehead skin is eliminated with an incision that is parallel to the oblique one.
The doctor will advance the hairline as much as possible without tensioning the skin. This means that the patient’s own characteristics, and age in some cases, will determine this level of flexibility. In practice, most hairline lowering procedures can allow for an advancement of 0,5 or 1 cm and in some cases up to 2 cm when the aforementioned flexibility allows.
Recovering from the hairline lowering procedure
After the hairline lowering surgery in Turkey, the cuts will be covered with a dressing. The stitched can dissolve, or they could be extracted by a physician in around one week’s time. The majority of patients take a short break from work and their normal activities of around a week, though they can get back to their usual activities after two to three days from the date of the operation. A certain degree of swelling and bruising could occur, in some cases even leading to “black eyes”. In case this happens, patients are advised to apply ice compresses to decrease swelling and discomfort. Doctors recommend that the head and neck are elevated and instructions on recovery are strictly respected. . Our doctor will tell you if you need to follow certain steps for caring for the area, however, you can resume washing your face and hair as needed as early as the next day (or as indicated by our doctor, should he recommend additional precautions).
Full recovery can be expected in about six weeks after the procedure, however, this may take more in some cases. Therefore, our doctor will assess your recovery period after the first follow-up visit or later. Observing the instructions for avoiding any strain on the area (and intense exercise that may cause additional stress) is important. By following the indications offered by our hair transplant doctor you can make sure that you maximize the chances of obtaining the desired results, with no inconvenience from post-op complications that may arise should you fail to observe some of the most important steps (such as avoiding to rub the area and damaging the sutures). The post-op recovery phase is not complicated, however, it is reasonable for a cosmetic procedure of this type.
Our team will address any of your concerns before and after the procedure. We will explain each step as clearly as possible and each indication that you need to observe after surgery. Our goal is to ease any anxiety that may be in place given the fact that this is a simple surgical procedure. The outcome is safe and beneficial for all of our patients and many of those who have undergone this procedure have reported excellent recovery and results, and they were pleased with the overall hairline redesign.
The main advantages of the female hairline lowering procedure are the immediate and natural results after only a simple procedure (imagine that the hairs are moved in one motion to a new position that will enhance the overall facial features). Hair density can be easily adjusted as needed once the movement of the hairline is in place. You can discuss this with our hair transplant doctor will decide to use the FUE technique in most cases – to continue to allow you to obtain the natural results you desire. This procedure can change your overall look. It can help boost self-esteem and allow you to live a more confident life.
Our hair transplant surgeons in Istanbul are extremely experienced in effectuating hairline lowering surgeries in Turkey for numerous women. We invite you to contact us if you are interested to undergo this type of operation in our Turkey hair transplant clinic.