What Kind of Scar will I Get After My Forehead Surgery?Dr Sanchaita Kohli
Forehead feminization surgery is a broad term that can be used to describe a set of procedures that are performed to make the forehead look more feminine.
This can include procedures like forehead bony reconstruction, orbital contouring, a brow lift or a forehead lift, a hair transplantation or a forehead reduction by hairline lowering. Not every patient needs all of these procedures, so the kind of incision and approach to be taken for your forehead feminisation surgery depends on the type and number of procedures which have been recommended for you by your surgeon.
While performing a forehead surgery, your surgeon will contour the forehead bone and skin by giving it a new shape and size for an overall better appearance.
What approaches are used for forehead surgery? What Kind of scars can I anticipate?
Simply speaking, there are two main types of approaches which are used while performing forehead surgery:
- Coronal approach
- Hairline approach
The coronal incision is taken within the hair-bearing part of the scalp a few centimetres behind your hairline, extending from one ear to the other. This incision is completely concealed and hidden within your hair. The coronal approach is commonly used when the forehead feminisation requires predominantly bony contouring.
So the scar that you can expect after a coronal approach is well concealed within your hair.
The second approach that a surgeon can take for forehead surgery is the hairline approach. The hairline incision is given at the junction of the forehead skin and the hair-bearing part of the scalp, i.e., at the hairline. This approach is taken whenever there is a need for a reduction in the height of the forehead using hairline lowering or scalp advancement technique. So if your surgeon has recommended a forehead reduction or a hairline lowering as part of your forehead feminisation surgery, you can expect a scar at the level of the hairline between your forehead skin and the scalp. Expert surgeons use specialised surgical techniques to make hairline scars well concealed and aesthetic.
If designed and closed by an expert surgeon, the hairline scars heal beautifully and are imperceptible after a few weeks of the surgery.
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What are the risks involved?
Every surgical treatment has some level of risk, which can only be reduced if you choose a skilled and experienced surgeon.
The following are the complications of forehead surgery:
- Minor scarring at hairline after the incision heals
- Temporary loss of sensation over the forehead
- Infection of wound
- Temporary nasal congestion
Forehead surgery is a common and very important component of facial feminization surgery.
At RG Aesthetics, all procedures are performed with no visible scars on the face. Mock operations are done on surgical simulation software before the procedure to ensure predictable and reliable results. This surgery also offers you an excellent sense of the ultimate forehead form, allowing you to have your input and have some control over the outcome.
Dr Sanchaita Kohli, an expert certified maxillofacial surgeon, uses advanced surgical equipment and premium quality implants to ensure a shorter and safer forehead reduction surgery. She successfully achieves less surgical downtime with accurate and aesthetically pleasing results.
Dr. Sanchaita Kohli
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Sanchaita Kohli is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with over 13 years of training and work experience at the country’s leading dental institute, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, enabling her to plan and manage an extremely wide variety of craniofacial deformities, jaw diseases and facial trauma.