I wanted to inquire about a hairline advancement on a female. I have a high and wide forehead and would like it ‘reduced’. I have viewed the impressive results of the women’s gallery but I assume these are the best case scenario results. What would be the worst case scenario? Also, what is the incidence of healthy hair dropping out due to trauma of the procedure? Thanks
Those are good questions. The hairline advancement procedure is one in which I specialize - in fact, I am performing one on a woman from Wyoming today. Depending upon the amount of lowering desired, anywhere from 700 to as many as 2500 grafts get placed in a single procedure, with the goal being to restore a natural appearing hairline and fill in the areas of thinning. When performed properly, no one should be able to detect you had the procedure, and there should be minimal to no damage to the already existing hairs in the areas of thinning. Typically I have 90% plus of my transplanted hairs grow, but there are the very unusual cases where this hair growth is more like 80% - in which case a small touch up procedure can take care of this.
I suggest you mail or email some photos for me to evaluate.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS