The forehead area is often associated with beauty, often in relation to the position of the hairline and the presence of wrinkles. When the distance from the hairline to the eyebrows is greater (often referred to as having a big forehead), it creates an unsightly appearance and female patients try to conceal it with their hairstyle, which for men, can sometimes be more complicated.
Forehead reduction surgery aims to reduce the size of the forehead, creating a narrower, more aesthetic look without wrinkles. It can be achieved in two ways:
Frontoplasty: This consists of extending the hairline towards the eyebrows, shortening the distance, and creating a narrower forehead.
Hair grafts: By placing hairs in front of the patient’s previous hairline, the shape can be modified, concealing the receding hairline, and narrowing the forehead.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Any patient who is unhappy with the size and proportions of their forehead area and who meets the appropriate measurement requirements. To perform frontoplasty, the patient must have an adequate hairline and hair density to allow for the procedure. If the patient’s hairline is not very dense, we usually recommend hair grafting.
The surgery is normally performed under local anaesthetic to allow the patient the uttermost comfort.
The performance of this type of procedure must be done by a plastic surgeon with experience in facial surgery. Dr. Ospina has trained in this surgery with various teachers of international prestige.
This type of procedure must be performed in a hospital that meets all of the sanitary requirements. The hospital must also have an intensive care unit. Cosmetic surgery is a very regulated surgery with few complications, but if complications should arise, it is essential to have the support of a good hospital. This is why low-cost surgeries save money on this and procedures are performed in small clinics where these safety conditions are not covered.
Dr. Ospina is fully aware of this, and that is why he performs all of his surgeries in the surgery rooms of the Hospitals of San Roque, as it gives him the reassurance of safety that he wants for his patients.
After surgery, the patient must carry out basic home care, such as cleansing of wounds and using different topical ointments and shampoos. The patient must sleep face up and with the head of their bed elevated during the first week. Application of ice helps to quickly reduce inflammation.
To be able to return to normal life, only 7 days are necessary, as it allows the inflammation and hematomas to disappear. To be able to play sports, the patient must progressively reintroduce exercise after the third week has elapsed.
Results are appreciated immediately.
Although rare, they are normally related to prolonged inflammatory processes, or alterations of scarring. If scar visibility appears, hair grafting can be performed. In the unlikely case that scars appear, Dr. Ospina will take care of solving them, to obtain the best possible aesthetic result.