Physician Answered Q & As

Considering a Hair Transplant To Lower a High Hairline

I had a brow lift that left me with a high hairline and some bald spots. I would like to have my hairline lowered about 1/4 inch. I am thinking of a hair transplant. Would this work and would it cause any more bald spots? I am wondering since they would have to take donor hairs there would be bald spots there where the hair was removed. I don’t know of any doctors in Alabama that can give me what I am looking for.

Hair transplantation is an effective way for lowering an overly high hairline, whether due to genetics or prior plastic surgery. At the same time, hair grafts can be placed to fill in patchiness and areas of thinning. With the donor hairs obtained from the flexible back of the scalp, stitches are placed to close the donor site, leaving a fine line barely if at all perceptible linear scar that even your hair dresser should have difficulty locating.

One nice feature of the hair transplant procedure is that it can easily be performed on patients from out-of-town. Typically patients are able to return back home, whether by plane or car, as soon as the very next day, and with the use of absorbable sutures, no long term follow up care is required. Personally, in my practice, over 70% of my patients fly in from out of town for their procedure.

Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS
Member, International Alliance Of Hair Restoration Surgeons
Member, American Hair Loss Association
Miami and NYC
Foundation for Hair Restoration
Womens Center for Hair Loss


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The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons is a consumer organization that selectively screens skilled and ethical hair transplant surgeons. The IAHRS does not offer an open membership policy to doctors practicing hair transplatation, and is the only group that recognizes that all surgeons are not equal in their skill and technique. Its elite membership seeks to represent the best in the discipline, the true leaders in the field of surgical hair restoration.