Many women are bothered by their high or posterior hairline, as it can create an aged or masculine appearance, or make their forehead look too large.
Patients can typically return to work or school a few days after a hairline lowering procedure. Common side effects include numbness at the hairline, swelling at the forehead and scalp, and mild bruising around the eye area. The numbness can last up to a couple months, but the swelling will subside within two weeks.
The sutures will be removed in one week, during your follow-up appointment. Patients should avoid washing their hair for two days after the hairline lowering surgery. Strenuous activities such as heavy lifting or exercise should be avoided for two weeks.