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Hairline Advancement Plastic Surgeon Beverly Hills & NYC

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Hairline advancement is a cosmetic facial surgery performed on men and women, including female feminization surgery (FFS) patients. This procedure decreases the size of an overly high hairline or irregularly shaped hairline due to genetics, hair loss, or prior surgery such as a brow lift.

Triple-board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Harrison Lee is considered one of the foremost experts in the world in the specialty of hairline advancement surgery. His advanced surgical training and experience uniquely qualify him to perform this highly specialized procedure in a manner that best suits each facial contour for unparalleled results.

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What Are the Benefits of Hairline Advancement?

The hairline advancement procedure is ideal for patients who desire a more uniform, or oval-shaped hairline, or the appearance of a lower hairline and/or shorter forehead. The benefits of this procedure include:

  • A lower hairline  that decreases the size of the forehead
  • A more feminine appearance
  • Fuller upper temporal regions of the hairline
  • A more uniform hairline

This procedure is equally popular with women and men who desire a smaller forehead a more feminine hairline shape, or an improvement in a receding hairline., it is also possible to perform this surgery on male patients. Dr. Lee will personalize the procedure to suit the patient’s needs and aesthetics.


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What Are My Hairline Advancement Options?

Dr. Lee will customize this procedure to suit your needs. There are a few different options for creating the look that you desire.

Facial Feminization

FFS patients often seek this procedure to create an oval or round hairline, a characteristic of a female face and only achievable through surgery. Generally, men have higher foreheads with a defined temporal region. To create a feminine look, Dr. Lee will bring the hairline closer to the forehead while creating an oval or round shape to the hairline for a feminine contour.

Large Forehead

Due to genetics or hair loss, some patients have a hairline that is too far back on the scalp, creating the appearance of a large forehead. In this case, Dr. Lee will bring the hairline up to reduce the distance between the hairline and the brows for a more pleasing appearance. He can either maintain the natural hairline curvature or improve it to the patient’s liking.

Combination Brow Lift

While the hairline advancement procedure minimizes the space between the hairline and the brows, it does not necessarily lift or contour them. Some patients, including FFS patients, desire a raised appearance to their brows to create a more pleasing aesthetic. Therefore, a brow lift is ideal. These two procedures are easily combined for a cohesive look.

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How Is Hairline Advancement Performed?

The hairline advancement procedure is highly individualized, as each patient will have different goals for the procedure and varying degrees of necessary revision. Generally, the process is performed on an outpatient basis under general or local anesthesia, depending on the patient’s health, preferences, and Dr. Lee’s professional recommendation.

Dr. Lee typically makes an irregular incision between the existing anterior hairline and the forehead. The hair-bearing scalp can then be lifted and moved forward. Excess skin is removed, and the incisions are carefully closed.

How Long Is Hairline Advancement Recovery?

The recovery process for hairline advancement will vary from patient to patient, depending on the extent of revision, whether additional procedures were performed, and the patient’s natural healing response. Generally, the recovery period for hairline advancement surgery is about two weeks. Most patients can return to work after one week without strenuous exercise. Patients should wait to wash their hair or apply hair products for the first few days after their procedure.

Dr. Lee will provide specific aftercare instructions unique to each patient’s surgical plan and procedures.

When Will I See My Hairline Advancement Results?

You will be sent home with a dressing over your incision, but you will be able to see a difference in the placement of your hairline immediately. Depending on your surgical plan and goals for the procedure, your hairline will be lower and/or more feminized with an oval shape.

Dr. Lee is a highly experienced hairline advancement specialist who makes your incisions as inconspicuous as possible. Still, you may be able to see them within your hairline in the early stages of recovery. As you heal and your hair grows in around the incisions, your hairline will

  • Will I have scars after my hairline advancement procedure?

    The incisions from your hairline advancement surgery are placed within the hairline, about two inches back. This is to hide the incision and not leave a visible scar. With time, the hair will conceal your scar, so it will not be noticeable.

  • How long does the hairline advancement procedure take?

    The length of this procedure varies, but in most cases, hairline advancement surgery alone takes about two hours. If you have combined procedures, it will take longer.

  • Can I combine my hairline advancement with any other procedures?

    Yes. Dr. Lee often combines hairline advancement surgery with other facial procedures and FFS procedures for his patients. Some popular combinations for FFS patients include a brow lift, forehead reduction surgery, or thyroid cartilage shave. If you want to combine procedures with your hairline advancement surgery, discuss your goals with Dr. Lee during your confidential consultation. He will listen to your goals and concerns and advise you on the best course of action.

    To schedule a confidential hairline advancement consultation, please contact our office at (310) 777-2627 or request your consultation online.


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