Can You Partially Reverse A Frontal Hairline Advancement?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello there! I am reaching out because I have a special case of a forehead reduction I did about a month ago and the results are not what I expected unfortunately. The hairline was lowered too low (3.7 almost 4cm in height) and the scar is straight not curved to make it seem more natural. I was just wondering if it’s possible to fix this by raising the hairline about 1-1.6cm? I don’t have much laxity on my forehead anymore pastedGraphic.png my previous doctor removed a lot of skin.

A:Forehead reduction by frontal hairline advancement (aka forehead skin removal) is essentially an irreversible procedure. Once the skin is removed you can’t put it back. The only way to try and revere some of it is through the placement of a tissue expander where you may be able to gain 1 cm or so  of forehead length back.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon