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Old 09-16-2012, 04:01 PM
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i am a 27 year old male and i have had a high hairline since i was a child. i have not had any hair loss. having a big forhead really knocks my confidence and negatively impacts my life. i am interested in having the hairline lowering surgery and have been researching it online. i have attached a photo of a guy who has had it done by a doctor in california - i would hope for similar results.

has anyone here had this done or know anyone who has?

can anyone reccomend any good surgeons?

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Old 09-16-2012, 04:33 PM
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Surgeons do lower hairlines under the right conditions.

Have a look at the surgeons recommended on here as it has some of the very best around.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:31 PM
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I think that dude85 is asking about a particular surgical procedure called "hairline lowering surgery" or "forehead reduction surgery" vs. having a hair transplant. All I know about hairline lowering surgery/forehead reduction surgery is that involves making an incision in the hairline, pulling the hairline forward and excising the excess skin, then suturing the hairline down in the new forward position, perhaps using a form of tricophytic closure that allows some hair to grow through the scar line.

I don't know of any ht docs recommended on this site that do that procedure, but I could be wrong.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:53 PM
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There is a doc on here that does do it but I can't remember which one. It may have been Rassaman but I can remember. 27 is pretty young to make a gamble like that. Maybe if you have absolutely zero, and I mean zero signs of loss.
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Don't forget... if you have your forehead reduced/ hairline lowered, you will have a scar which at this point in time is not visible, but if you start receding (as most people do with age), the scar will become visible, meaning you'd need to have a HT anyway to re-cover the scar.

I'd just go for the HT, do it once and forget about it

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Old 09-17-2012, 07:50 AM
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Thanks for the replies guys. Yes I am aware the scar could become visible if I did loose my hair later on in life. I would prefer to have my hairline lowered surgically rather than have a hair transplant because I'm not sure I could get the same density with the hair transplant. And the hairline lowering surgery gives an instant result.

I have tried to send a few private messages on here but it doesn't seem to work, is there something I need to do? I only joined yesterday.

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Old 09-17-2012, 01:03 PM
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Sounds like a scalp reduction operation what you're looking for.

You would be far better off with a follicular unit based approach.

2 doctors I'm aware used to do scalp reductions/flap surgeries in the old days are Epstein and Konior.
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Sometimes there is a hold for PMs I think. You may have to contact a mod or something.
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dude85,

By default, private messaging is disabled for all new members until we've had a chance to verify that they're not spammers. This prevents spammers from mass mailing our members. It should become active shortly.

The hairline lowering procedure is normally reserved for females and for a select few males that have been determined to have little if any risk of future hair loss. Not all hair restoration physicians perform this procedure but Dr. Sheldon Kabaker of California is considered a leading expert.

Best of luck!
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:06 AM
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Would a moderator please be able to lift the suspension so I can message a member in here?

Has anyone had any experience with dr aharonov from Beverly hills? He says he uses special techniques that mean he can lower a hairline more than other surgeons can without use of a tissue expander. I'm wondering what different techniques he could use?

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