Lowering the front line in Turkey

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Written by Manuella

Also known as forehead reduction, hairline lowering surgery allows patients to lower their hairline and is most common in women with a high hairline, often due to hair loss. Our tips for successful hairline lowering in Turkey.

BestClinic.co.uk provides information onlowering the hairline in Turkey and helps you book an operation with qualified surgeons. This content is for information purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional.

How much does a lowering of the hairline cost in Turkey?

The average cost of a forehead reduction in Turkey is €1,400. The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and lasts 2 hours. The length of stay in Istanbul is 4 days, and the hospital stay is 1 night. The price includes the anaesthetic, the operation and the medication. The final result is visible within 3 months.

Lowering of the forehead line1400 €
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Forehead reduction1800 €

What is forehead reduction?

Also known as forehead reduction, forehead reshaping or scalp enhancement, forehead lowering surgery in Turkey allows patients to lower their hairline, reducing the height of the forehead without altering facial features. It is most common in women with a high hairline, often due to hair loss.

Simulation de la réduction de la ligne frontale
Simulation of forehead reduction

Turkey has established itself as the leader in medical tourism in Europe. The hairlinereduction procedurein Turkey for both men and women generally lasts a few hours and is performed under general anaesthetic on an outpatient basis. The new hairline is marked on the forehead, the surgeon cuts away the excess skin and the scalp is lowered to the new hairline.

The incisions are strategically placed to minimise the visibility of the scar, making it virtually undetectable as it is covered by the hair. It is common to combine hair-loss surgery with facial feminisation surgery.

Before and after photos

Surgery for men and women

Before the operation begins, the surgeon draws an anticipated post-operative ridge line. The operation to lower the hairline in Turkey is performed according to this line and an incision is made along the hairline.

The excess scalp is trimmed and removed, and the remainder is stretched to the new hairline. If this is not enough, tissue expanders are used to reach the new hairline. Sutures are used to secure the scalp to the bone and the incisions are sewn shut with bandages applied over the top.

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Before and after photo of forehead lowering

The incisions are placed where the hair can grow back, making the scars invisible. As the hair grows back, the scars disappear completely from view.

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Length of stay in Turkey

Forehead reduction surgery in Turkey is an outpatient procedure that takes around 1.5 to 2 hours in the operating theatre. Once the effects of the sedation have worn off, you are allowed to leave. However, you should aim to stay in Turkey for at least 6 days after the operation.

During this period, you will have a follow-up with the surgeon to check that all is well and that the sutures are removed, usually after 5 to 6 days – at which point you will be able to go home.

Recovery time

It will take between 3 and 6 months for hair to grow back through the scar, which is important as it hides the scar. Recovery time varies from person to person and some people can return to their normal routine even after 2 days. it usually takes 6 to 7 days to resume normal activities and you may notice some swelling and bruising at the top of the forehead at first.

Pain is treated with analgesics and all symptoms disappear after a few days. Numbness at the top of the forehead is common and normal sensation usually returns after 3 to 5 days.

Post-operative follow-up

Here are some useful tips for follow-up:

  • Use ice packs in the first few days to relieve inflammation and bruising. Ice is effective in immediately reducing swelling.
  • Do not take anti-inflammatory drugs, as they increase the tendency to bleed.
  • Continue to take the painkillers prescribed by your doctor.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity such as gymnastics, running, swimming, etc. for at least two weeks after the operation.
  • Do not wear headbands or any other accessory on your head for some time.
  • Do not drink or smoke, as this will interfere with the healing process.
photo avant apres d'abaissement de la ligne frontale chez la femme
Before and after photo of forehead lowering

Success rate

The success rate is very high for hairline lowering procedures and the side effects are minimal, but you should be aware that the scar may be visible with certain hairstyles. Hair transplantation could be applied to further reduce the appearance of any scarring.

Hairline reduction surgery is becoming increasingly popular. More and more women are opting for this procedure and, to date, no fatalities have been reported. Hair thinning due to hair loss may occur immediately after the operation, but this is only temporary.

Simulation avant apres d'abaissement de la ligne frontale chez l'homme
Simulated forehead lowering on a man

Risks, complications and side effects

Forehead lowering is generally safe, but there are rare risks associated with any surgery. These include numbness, bleeding, bruising, swelling, discomfort and temporary or permanent hair loss.

That’s why you should trust us to help you choose the right surgeon in Istanbul, and opt for a reputable and experienced practitioner.

Hairline reduction is permitted in Islam. It is a halal and not a haram surgery because it offers a medical advantage and improves a person’s quality of life.

Simulation de la réduction du front chez la femme
Simulation of forehead reduction for women

We have provided access facilities for people with reduced mobility (PRM) to make their experience more pleasant.

The alternatives

Cosmetic surgery in Turkey is not the only option. Consider these methods before opting for surgical treatment:

  • Hair implant: Hair transplantation in Turkey allows hair to be grafted along the root instead of down. This technique is also used to thicken your hair.
  • Hairstyling: You can hide a large forehead by styling your hair in this way. Of course, this is a non-surgical method. Choose hairstyles that cover the top of the forehead.

If you find it difficult to choose, we can help you make a success of your procedure, and at a reduced rate.

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FAQ – Frequently asked questions

Lowering the hairline reduces the size of the forehead. This procedure harmonises and rebalances the lines of the face. For men in particular, lowering the hairline compensates for hair loss with age and baldness.

Hairline reduction surgery in Turkey is safe. However, you may experience some uncomfortable, but mild and short-lived side effects: numbness of the upper forehead, minor bleeding, bruising or swelling.

Lowering the hairline is not a painful procedure, thanks to the general anaesthetic and minimal incision. You may feel some discomfort when you wake up and in the days following the operation. Analgesics are then sufficient to mask the pain.

As the hair follicles are buried under the incision, the scar is naturally hidden by the hair. Over the following 6 months, the tissues will have healed and, after a year, the scar will have completely disappeared.

The success rate for lowering the hairline in Turkey is optimal. However, as there is no such thing as zero risk in surgery, a very small percentage of patients may experience minor post-operative problems, but without serious consequences.

The operation to lower the hairline lasts 2 hours. As it is performed under general anaesthetic, you should allow for a total stay of 4 days in Turkey, including one night in hospital after the operation to remain under medical supervision.

The results of lowering the hairline are immediately visible. What’s more, the results are permanent, as the forehead line remains low for life. You are therefore guaranteed stable and irreversible results.

To reduce a large forehead, you can try a hairstyle with fringes or a side part to reduce the height of the forehead. You can also use make-up to create shadows or wear a headband or hat. Surgery is still an effective solution.

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My name is Manuella Fiorentini. I am an experienced marketing professional in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. With over 7 years' experience, I have worked in creative and strategic roles to develop marketing campaigns, product launches and international conferences.