Would I Get A Good Result From A Hairline Advancement?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Can I get a good result from a hairline advancement?

A:Thank you for sending your pictures and I can see the basis for your request. Hairline advancements are about two basic concepts; 1) what is your hairline advancement target, and 2) what is the natural stretch of the scalp and its ability to achieve it.  As a Caucasian female you have the thinnest and least stretch capability of all ethnicities. Thus I have attached a diagram showing what can be achieved by the natural stretch of our scalp (a 1 cm advancement, black line) vs what can be achieved by a two stage advancement with a first stage scalp expansion. (green line) It is all about what type of result can you accept vs how much effort do you want to put into it.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon