Forehead Reduction | Hairline Lowering in Memphis, TN, with Dr. Langsdon
Some female patients come to the Langsdon Clinic because they have a high hairline or tall forehead that causes the face to look out of proportion. Forehead reduction, or hairline-lowering surgery, pulls a high hairline down and reduces the height of the forehead, helping to reduce forehead prominence. This can help restore more attractive facial proportions.
Dr. Langsdon is an expert at forehead reduction surgery. Few doctors are proficient with this procedure, but Dr. Langsdon is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and has years of experience in hairline lowering procedures.
Dr. Phillip Langsdon is a leading figure in the field of facial plastic surgery. He has developed improved facial surgery techniques to create more natural-looking results.
Dr. Langsdon served as president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) in 2018-2019 and is considered by many to be one of the best cosmetic facial surgeons in America.
To learn more about hairline lowering surgery in Memphis, contact The Langsdon Clinic today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Langsdon.
What Is Forehead Reduction | Hairline Lowering Surgery?
Forehead reduction or hairline lowering surgery (also known as hairline or scalp advancement) is a procedure that reduces the distance between the eyebrows and the hairline. The procedure moves the hair-bearing scalp forward to a lower position on the forehead.
Why Might I Consider Forehead Reduction?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your face because of a large forehead and high hairline, you might benefit from hairline lowering surgery. The procedure can:
- Improve facial proportions for greater harmony and balance
- Correct the appearance of a receding hairline
Why Choose Dr. Langsdon as Your Hairline Lowering Surgeon?
Dr. Langsdon is a pioneer in facial surgery and is considered by many to be one of the best cosmetic facial surgeons in America. He has developed and has led the refinement of facial surgery techniques over many years. Through his work with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which he led as president in 2018-2019, he has organized and overseen the organization’s medical education program. He has published his innovations in surgical technique and taught doctors specializing in facial plastic surgery.
Dr. Langsdon’s expertise and innovations are all focused on one overriding goal: to produce beautiful, natural-looking results for his patients. You should trust nothing less than a talented and compassionate surgeon for your forehead reduction surgery, and Dr. Langsdon has the experience and specialization to create outstanding results. People from throughout the mid-South, other areas of the U.S., and abroad travel to Dr. Langsdon’s practice because of his unmatched expertise.
How Is Forehead Reduction Surgery Performed?
An incision is made at the frontal hairline. The incision is beveled to allow the opportunity for some hairs to grow through the incision line after healing. Dr. Langsdon will free up the hair-bearing scalp and advance it forward, while removing the non-hair-bearing forehead skin. This usually results in a nicely lowered hairline.
The procedure may lower the hairline as little as a quarter of an inch or as much as two inches. The amount depends upon how much reduction is desired and the flexibility of the scalp. During the initial consultation examination, Dr. Langsdon will be able to give you an idea of how much hairline-lowering might be achieved.
What Can I Expect in My Forehead Reduction | Hairline Lowering Procedure?
Your procedure will be performed in The Langsdon Clinic’s ambulatory surgical center. During the procedure, you will be under twilight anesthesia and unaware of the treatment.
Forehead reduction or hairline lowering surgery takes about one and a half to two hours to perform.
Once you are alert again after your sedation, a trusted friend or family member can drive you home.
Meet Dr. Langsdon
President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2018
Phillip R. Langsdon, M.D. is Clinical Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis. Dr. Langsdon’s career has been limited and focused entirely on Facial Plastic Surgery and he has dedicated himself to the pursuit of excellence in his field.
What Can I Expect in Recovery?
We will provide you with a post-operative recovery plan customized to the unique aspects of your procedure. You can expect some mild swelling and perhaps some bruising, depending upon your normal tendency toward swelling,etc. Dr. Langsdon will prescribe medication to help with any short-term discomfort, which is normally very mild. Patients are often numb for several weeks to months.
To promote healing and minimize swelling, you will need to keep your head elevated for at least the first two weeks. You can sleep on an inclined pillow, in a reclining chair, or propped up by multiple pillows. You will also need to avoid strenuous activity for the first week after surgery.
Most patients can appear in public after several days and may resume most non strenuous activities after about a week.
The scar from the procedure, which is concealed at and behind the hairline, will appear darker and redder at first, then it will gradually lighten. The incision is designed to allow the hair the opportunity to gradually grow through the skin where the incision is placed. You may choose to style your hair over the incision line.
Schedule Your Memphis Forehead Reduction | Hairline Lowering Consultation Today
Contact The Langsdon Clinic today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Langsdon. For more than 25 years, Dr. Langsdon has operated the only practice in the mid-South whose focus is limited to and specialized in cosmetic surgery of the face, nose, eyes, head, and neck. Patients travel from throughout the mid-South and all over the country to visit Dr. Langsdon due to his widely recognized reputation as one of America’s best cosmetic facial surgeons.
For more information on your facial plastic surgery in or around the Memphis, TN area, please contact us by calling (888) 816-FACE (3223) or (901) 755-6465, or by sending us a message on our website. Dr. Langsdon and his team look forward to helping you discover the excellent results possible through facial rejuvenation!