Why settle for a hairline scar that needs a second surgery when Forehead reconstruction with Simultaneous Hair Transplants solves the issue in a single operation?
FFS Surgery – Comprehensive No-scar approach to forehead reconstruction and hairline feminization
There is no doubt of the importance a global analysis of the upper third of the face (as a whole) when assessing the specific feminization needs of any patient. Forehead reconstruction and simultaneous hair transplants address this issue with a no-visible scar and single surgery approach.
Within the upper third of the face, the two main elements to focus on are the forehead and the hairline. As we know, the hairline may have gender markers, especially regarding the shape; so we generally see hairlines with the typical M-pattern in males (often a result of recession in the “peaks”) and more homogeneous and rounded format in females (See Figure). In our experience, we have observed a significant number of patients who would further enhance their overall forehead reconstruction results if an improvement in the hairline shape was also performed.
Unfortunately, currently it is common practice for many FFS surgeons to lower the hairline, aimed at reducing the height of the forehead by advancing the scalp. This is based on the false belief that female foreheads are shorter than males when, in fact, our clinical experience and investigative research by Alexandra Hamer of Virtualffs.co.uk has proven quite the opposite to be true. According to her analysis of facial prototypes, the average female forehead, is proportionately higher in the middle than the average male forehead. As stated in Ms. Hamer´s thesis based on her analysis, “The average length of the female forehead, proportionally speaking, is actually higher than that of the average male.”
Facial Gender analyst and expert in virtual simulation, Alexandra Hamer, explains that it is the M-shape of the male hairline that generates this erroneous conclusion, because the presence of high hairline corners in males creates an illusion that the male forehead is taller overall. (SEE FIGURE. Credit: www.VirtualFFS.co.uk)
Therefore, taking into account the previously stated premise, our team began to offer simultaneous treatment of the forehead and hairline shape, but trying to avoid the traditional surgical hairline lowering because of its many disadvantages: a visible scar along the hairline and the inability to close entries adequately, which lead to lacking results far from the female prototype. To read more about the differences between surgical lowering and redefinition by hair transplants, click here.
With the desire to offer higher quality results for our patients, the multidisciplinary team of specialists in craniofacial surgery and hair transplants of FACIALTEAM developed a combined approach that unifies the forehead reconstruction with the redesign of the hairline by hair transplants in one operation. Therefore, patients may now completely feminize the upper facial third–forehead, brow and hairline– in a single surgery, without any added risks to the patient (since hair transplantation is performed with sedation, thereby eliminating prolonged general anaesthesia). The results have proven to be exceptional as well as natural. (FIGURE: FFS + SIMULTANEOUS HAIR TRANSPLANTS, BEFORE & AFTER)
Move the central arrows back and forth to view the before and after photos.