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A long and prominent forehead can negatively affect the beauty and balance of the face. There are several reasons, such as genetics or possibly hair loss, that cause the forehead to enlarge. For Asian women, the appropriate height for a hairline is usually 5.5-6 cm from the middle of the eyebrow. If you want to have a shorter forehead, do not worry! Hairline reduction surgery, also known as forehead reduction surgery, is an effective solution. It can be used for both men and women who feel that their forehead is too long or their hairline is too long .

Forehead reduction in Iran: the fact you need to know

Reducing the forehead is one of the cosmetic procedures performed in Iran. The large number of skilled surgeons and the high quality of medical facilities along with very attractive prices, has made Iran an ideal destination for those who can not afford to pay for their surgery at home.

To give you a deeper insight into forehead reduction in Iran, this article explains why Iran is a good place for this surgery, how the surgery is performed, how much it costs and much more
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Forehead reduction cost in Iran

The average cost of hair loss reduction in Iran is 60% lower than in Western countries. This surgery in Iran is 20 to 40 percent cheaper than other medical tourism destinations such as Turkey, Mexico and Thailand . The average cost of hair loss reduction in Iran is 60% lower than in Western countries. This surgery in Iran is 20 to 40 percent cheaper than other medical tourism destinations such as Turkey, Mexico and Thailand. Accordingly, the The cost of a forehead reduction in Iran ranges between $3,000-$4,500. while the same procedure costs from $2,000 to $7,000 in countries like Australia, USA, and the UK.

Reasons to have forehead reduction in Iran

  • The price is right

In Iran, medical/cosmetic procedures are 50%-70% cheaper than what you would pay in other countries. This is because the Iranian currency is weaker and the labor cost is lower as well .

  • Modern hospitals and clinics

For all you might think of Iran's healthcare system, including the quality of hospitals and medical facilities, the country is equipped with modern private hospitals and first-class facilities.  Iranian beauty clinics in big cities such as Tehran, Shiraz, etc. are ready to provide hairline reduction services to foreign patients by providing advice to potential candidates and offering available options and even alternative options for hair straightening surgeries .

  • Highly experienced surgeons

What sets Iran apart from other countries is the large number of experienced plastic surgeons who focus mainly on patient satisfaction. Iranian surgeons perform the most complex surgeries in the world by attending prestigious medical universities in Iran, the United States or the United Kingdom.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Forehead Reduction Surgery?

A high hairline often gives the appearance of a large forehead. A high hairline or large forehead can result from a number of factors. Oftentimes, it is genetic or just the natural position where their hairline starts. Other factors include certain hairstyling that has pulled the hairline back, prior surgeries, or even hair loss. Depending on your scalp and forehead laxity, a forehead reduction surgery may be an excellent option for you. For most patients, results can be achieved in just a single procedure at an outpatient surgery center .

What to do Before a Forehead Reduction

Before a forehead reduction surgery, a patient should discuss their current health with a general physician to ascertain candidacy for the procedure.It is necessary that patients avoid alcohol and maintain a high quality of nutrition during the time preceding the operation. It is also recommended that patients refrain from smoking or taking any anti-inflammatory drugs including Advil or aspirin.Any patient using hair dyes will be encouraged to complete any dying process in the weeks before the procedure as chemicals can interfere with the recovery process and will not be allowed for the six weeks following the procedure. During your recovery period, it is vital to the success of your procedure that you follow your surgeon's instructions. For more details on the before and after of forehead reduction surgery, take a look at our breakdown (link) of before and after procedures .

How Is Forehead Reduction Surgery Done in Iran?

There are two ways to lower hairline :

The two methods are occasionally combined, and hair transplants are performed as the second step in the development of the scalp. This surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the complexity of the surgery, the forehead lowering operation takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. A maximum of one night hospital stay after surgery may be required. In some cases, the patient is discharged on the same day of surgery . however forehead reduction surgery generally takes 2-3 hours and proceeds according to the following steps:

This skin removal method can reduce the hairline by up to 5 cm. In cases where the hairline should be reduced by more than 6 cm (a more complex and aggressive method), a temporary tissue dilator is used under the scalp. Tissue expander is a balloon-like device filled with saline that helps stretch the skin and grow new cells before surgery. After 4-8 weeks, the scalp increases due to the growth and elongation of the skin and the expander is removed. In some cases, your surgeon may recommend a small amount of hair transplants at a later time to thicken the hairline and optimize results .

How Long Is Recovery After Forehead Reduction Surgery?

Typically, there is minimal downtime after forehead reduction surgery. After surgery, you will have a light compression dressing placed over the top of your head to help with the swelling and any bruising. Bruising and swelling is usually minimal to moderate after hairline lowering surgery. This light compression is usually removed the next day. Some numbness is expected behind the hairline and this usually resolves after a few weeks or months. There will be sutures along the hairline that stay in place for about seven days .

Frequently Asked Questions About Forehead Reduction

Is hairline lowering permanent?

For the most part, forehead reduction procedures are simple, low-risk, and easy to recover from. If you're on the fence, consider that the results are often striking, permanent, and immediate, with most individuals reporting consistently high levels of satisfaction with their results

 



does forehead reduction leave scars?

Forehead reduction surgery typically leaves a scar along your hairline where the incision is sutured closed. The scar is usually easy to hide under your hair.

Can a 15 year old get forehead surgery?

All patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with hairline lowering surgery. We do not treat patients below the age of 18 years of age.

Is forehead size genetic?

In the first two years of life, human head size is highly correlated with body size and nutritional status, giving a sense of how healthy the baby is. Multiple inherited traits determine the size of your head. If you have a large head, the odds are fairly high that your children will have big heads, too.

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECT OF HAIRLINE LOWERING? 

There are always risks associated with any surgery, but even in complex and sensitive facial surgeries, complications rarely happen. Below are some minor and temporary complications that may occur after a hairline lowering: 

  • Bruising: It will be disappeared within 2 weeks. 
  • Bleeding: It rarely happens. 
  • Infection: Infection doesn’t happen frequently, and may happen in less than 0.5% of the cases. If it occurs, a course of appropriate antibiotics will be required.
  • Facial muscle weakness: If it does happen it mostly affects the forehead area, which is temporary and lasts about 6-8 weeks after the surgery. 
  • Altered sensation in the scalp: This is one of the expected post-op side effects that will probably take 1-2 years to resolve and improve.
  • Temporary or permanent hair loss around the scar: Hair loss after the surgery usually doesn’t have long term effects and grows back up until 4 months after the procedure.        
How long does hairline lowering last?

Hairline lowering is an approximately two-hour long surgical procedure that can advance the hairline further down on the forehead, reducing its size

is forehead reduction surgery painful?

Is forehead reduction surgery painful? In most cases, there is very little to no pain with forehead reduction surgery. Most patients will report mild soreness the first evening after surgery, but it is very rare for patients to have any significant pain. Patients are provided pain medication to take as needed.

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