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Feminine Hairline with simultaneous hair transplants ( SHT )

September 29, 2017
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A feminine hairline and the bones of the eyebrows area, called frontonasoorbital complex, are among the most visible features of the face. Males tend to have a more prominent forehead and brow bone and more of a M-shaped hairline. A female forehead is typically rounded with a smooth transition between nose and forehead and a more U-shaped hairline.

Forehead Surgery in FFS

Forehead surgery is one of the most important procedures in FFS because it is the frame of the eyes that influence your expression. There are segments which can be safely modified by a trained FFS specialist with experience in cranio-facial surgery: the brow ridge, orbital rims, forehead prominence etc.  However, the hairline shape plays an important role in gender identification.

How can I obtain a feminine hairline with Facial Feminization Surgery?

Facialteam has identified three different solutions to feminising the forehead and hairline area with hair transplants.  The overall condition of the hairline –format, height and hair density– must be evaluated in order to select the ideal treatment before Facial Gender Confirming Surgery,:

Option I. Either by FUSS or FUE hair grafting techniques before FFS.

It´s best to wait at least twelve months before undergoing facial feminization surgery.

Option II. Simultaneously with FFS: Forehead Reconstruction and Simultaneous Hair Transplant (FR and SHT).

If the patient is a candidate for hairline treatment via hair transplant and also a candidate for forehead reconstruction, our team has developed the Simultaneous Hair Transplant (SHT) technique.

This approach takes advantage of the scalp section dissected in the modified coronal approach, necessary in accessing the forehead and orbital bone. This scalp section contains valuable hair follicles harvested from the strip via the conventional FUSS transplant technique.

Once the forehead reconstruction is done, a new hairline design is created by grafting the hair follicles obtained from the strip (there is an average of 2,000 follicular units -FU- per strip, meaning some 3,900 hairs). In order to lower anesthesia-related risks, the patient is only kept under sedation for this portion of the surgery.

The great advantage of FR and SHT for the patient is that the entire upper third of the face is feminized in a single visit to the operating theatre– saves time away from work, lowers hospital costs, and offers much better results.

Option III. After FFS Surgery: Delayed Hair Transplant

Either the FUSS or FUE technique may be performed no less than 6 months after feminizing the facial bone structure since the soft tissues need this minimum time to heal and settle.

A feminine hairline and forehead area in a single operation.

Here is a 3D video about SHT the helps you understand how this works: