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Forehead Reduction Surgery Long Island, NY

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Female Hairline Lowering

A raised hairline and elongated forehead are traits more commonly seen in men. Many women with frontal scalp hair loss and those born with a high hairline feel their face looks more masculine than they would like. If you are dissatisfied with your current forehead size or hairline, the solution may be forehead reduction surgery or hair transplantation at Marotta Plastic Surgery on Long Island.

Forehead Reduction at Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists

Long Island forehead reduction surgery expert Dr. James Marotta helps women and men to reshape their hairlines and achieve a more balanced, proportional forehead.

What is Hairline Lowering?

Advance Your Hairline

Some people are born with a high hairline that exposes a large amount of forehead skin. Forehead reduction surgery is a procedure that makes a long forehead shorter by removing minimal skin at the frontal scalp to advance the hairline. An alternative to forehead reduction surgery is hairline lowering, which is accomplished through hair transplantation. Hairline lowering is ideal for patients with greater hair density on the back and sides of the scalp and thinning at the front.

Researchers have spent centuries studying what facial features make for the most aesthetically pleasing face. The hairline is one of the foremost determinants of face shape. Studies have found the average forehead height in women is 58.3 millimeters, approximately the width of a soda can. The male forehead is slightly longer at an average of 61.4 millimeters in height.

When analyzing facial attractiveness, the hairline pattern matters just as much as forehead height. Nearly 60 percent of women have rectangular or round hairlines, followed by M-shaped and triangular hairlines, with bell-shaped hairlines being the least common. In young men in their prime, rectangular and M-shaped hairlines are most desirable.

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Benefits of Hairline Lowering

Hairline lowering can significantly reduce forehead height, enhance facial attractiveness, and improve the shape of the hairline to give the face more balanced proportions. It can also eliminate forehead wrinkles and restore hair at the temples, allowing patients to look younger and freshly rejuvenated. Altering the hairline through forehead reduction and hair transplant surgery can do much more than improve your appearance. Feeling more satisfied with your face shape may bolster your self-esteem and inspire you to feel more confident at work, while socializing, posing for photos, etc.

Am I a candidate for Hairline Lowering?

While the procedure is more popular among females, Dr. Marotta can perform his proprietary techniques on men as well. All age groups are welcome, so long as you are healthy and 18 or older. Certain health issues are contraindicated. Smokers, pregnant women, and those who are breastfeeding may be ineligible for treatment. You’ll need to be mentally healthy and have realistic expectations.

Prime candidates for forehead reduction surgery have good skin and scalp elasticity and the absence of hair thinning. Individuals with hairlines exceeding the average span between the hairline and forehead (typically by between 5 and 6.5 cm) may find hairline lowering is the best option to achieve a more proportionate appearance. If you have experienced hair thinning at the frontal scalp, you might be a better candidate for hair transplant surgery.

Consultation and Preparation

Dr. Marotta will review your health history and goals with you to determine your candidacy for scalp advancement. He will examine your scalp, hair density, and skin elasticity to create your personalized surgical plan. His consultations are thoughtful, informative, and never rushed. Preparing for surgery may necessitate quitting smoking, avoiding herbal supplements and Vitamin E, and adjusting your medications. Reach out to Dr. Marotta’s team at any time if you need support or guidance as you prepare for your operation.


Forehead reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure that usually lasts two hours. During forehead reduction surgery Long Island Hair Restoration expert, Dr. Marotta makes an incision behind the existing natural hairline. He then pushes the skin flap forward, lowering the scalp to achieve the desired forehead height and proportion.

Hairline lowering via an FUE hair transplant entails extracting individual follicular units from a donor site, then grafting them in and around the hairline along the forehead. This process can take four to eight hours.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Recovering from forehead reduction or surgical hair restoration comes with some downtime. Most patients look socially presentable enough to return to work after a week. Your surgeon may ask you to sleep with your head elevated and avoid smoking, alcohol, NSAID medications, blood thinners, and Vitamin E until you are healed. Do not pick at the scars, and avoid too much sun exposure until the scars mature. Dr. Marotta and his staff will follow up with you throughout your recovery until you see your final results.

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Why Marotta?

Voted Best Long Island Hair Transplant Specialist in 2022

As a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon and the founder of Marotta Plastic Surgery and Marotta Hair Restoration, Dr. James Marotta has earned a reputation as one of the top aesthetic surgeons on Long Island. He performs surgery in an AAAHC Accredited Facility that upholds the strictest safety standards. Dr. Marotta’s hand-picked staff consists of elite members of the medical profession. Like him, they bring their A-game to work each day, offering world-class care from consultation to recovery. When you choose Marotta Plastic Surgery and Hair Restoration, you can rest assured you are in the best hands.

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Schedule Your Long Island, NY Hairline Lowering Consultation at Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists Today

Marotta Plastic Surgery offers only the most cutting-edge hairline-lowering solutions in Smithtown, Long Island, and the greater New York City metropolitan area. Call (631) 982-2022 today to book your consultation.

Forehead Reduction
Frequently Asked Questions

Does Forehead Reduction leave scars?

Forehead reduction scars are typically placed along the hairline and are easy to hide under the existing hair.

Who is a good candidate for Forehead Reduction?

You will need reasonably good skin elasticity on the scalp and forehead. Thinning hair along the frontal hairline may necessitate a hair restoration procedure.

What are the risks of Forehead Reduction?

Risks of forehead reduction surgery may include facial asymmetry, numbness, loss of forehead mobility, infection, fluid accumulation, or hair loss around the scar. Temporary bruising may also occur.

How long does it take to recover from Forehead Reduction surgery?

Most patients take a week off work to recover from forehead reduction surgery.

How much does Forehead Reduction cost?

The cost of Forehead Reduction can vary from one person to the next, as it is a highly customized offering. Financing is available to those who qualify, eliminating barriers to receiving aesthetic surgical procedures such as Long Island hairline lowering.

Bethpage Best of Long Island 2022 awarded to Dr. Marotta for Best Hair Transplant Specialist

Realize What’s Possible With Marotta Hair Restoration

Long Island hair restoration specialist and facial plastic surgeon Dr. James Marotta is here to help you reach your goals on your terms. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Marotta to restore your hair’s youthful density and your confidence today.

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