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Hairline Lowering in Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL

Do you feel self-conscious about your receding hairline or high forehead? Many men and women come to see Dr. Dean G. Davis complaining that their receding hairline makes them look older or less confident. A hairline lowering procedure by dual-board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Davis has helped many men in Florida including Tampa, St. Petersburg and surrounding areas improve their hairlines so they look and feel their best.

What Causes a Receding Hairline?

Often what causes a receding hairline is genetic pattern baldness or natural aging. As people get older, their hairline can begin to recede and their forehead may appear larger. The hair follicles at the front and top of the scalp begin to shrink, resulting in less hair growth in those areas. A hairline lowering procedure can lower and reshape the hairline to provide a more youthful, natural appearance. It reduces the size of the forehead and gives the illusion of a fuller head of hair.

What is Hairline Lowering Surgery?

Hairline lowering surgery is a procedure that lowers or reshapes the hairline on the forehead. It is most commonly performed on men who have a receding hairline or high forehead that they want to improve. The main goals of hairline lowering surgery are:

  • To lower the hairline to a more youthful, natural position
  • Reduce the size of the forehead
  • Give the appearance of a fuller head of hair by moving the hairline forward

It involves making small incisions along the natural hairline, loosening the scalp, removing excess forehead skin, and repositioning the scalp tissue lower down the forehead. The hair follicles are preserved so that hair continues to grow at the new, lower hairline.

Are You a Good Candidate for Hairline Lowering?

Hairline lowering is generally done for people ages 30-60 who have a receding hairline and want to restore their hairline to a more youthful position. During your consultation, Dr. Davis will examine your hairline and scalp, discuss your goals, and determine if you are a good candidate for surgery. Patients with realistic expectations and enough hair density are typically good candidates.

How is Hairline Lowering Performed?

Hairline lowering is performed under local anesthesia with IV sedation as an outpatient procedure. Dr. Davis will make small incisions along the front hairline and lift the skin to lower the hairline. Excess forehead skin is removed. The scalp is brought forward and reattached in the new position using dissolvable sutures. Any hair transplant procedures needed to increase hair density can be done in combination. The procedure takes 2-4 hours depending on the amount of reshaping needed.

What is Recovery Like After Hairline Lowering?

There will be some swelling and bruising along the incision lines that resolves after 1-2 weeks. Any soreness can be managed with medication. Head dressings need to be worn for about a week. Most patients can return to work within 10-14 days. Strenuous activity should be avoided for 3-4 weeks. The final results fully refine over several months as the hairline continues to heal.

Choosing Your Facial Plastic Surgeon

The selection of a facial plastic surgeon will guide you to a successful outcome when choosing a surgeon for your hairline lowering surgery. Dr. Davis is a Double Board Certified and AAFPRS Fellowship Trained Facial Plastic Surgeon, who specializes in the face only. With over fifteen years of experience, Dr. Davis favors minimally invasive techniques, continues his education to remain current with any advances in procedures and stays aware of the state-of-the-art products on the market to provide the best of care to his patients.

How Much Does Hairline Lowering Cost?

Davis Facial Plastic Surgery does not participate in any medical health insurance plans.  We offer CareCredit® financing to help you cover out of pocket costs. Dr. Davis accepts payment via cash and credit card, as well. For more information about financial options, give us a call.


If you are ready to look as good as you feel, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Davis to find out if hairline lowering surgery is right for you.

Real Patient Reviews

“First, I want to say how amazing Dr. Davis is with all his skilled worked. I’ve had otoplasty and i’m very satisfied with the results that I received! Honestly, Dr. Davis is the best surgeon I met and couldn’t be happier than ever. His workers are so nice and helpful and they all made me feel comfortable on the first day, especially Dr. Davis! He has a great sense of humor and knew I would trust him on day one. Thank you once again :)” – JYG

How Much Does Otoplasty Cost?

During your consultation, Dr. Davis will review your procedure costs. Davis Facial Plastic Surgery does not participate in any medical health insurance plans. We offer CareCredit® financing to help you cover out of pocket costs. Dr. Davis accepts payment via cash and credit card. For more information about financial options, give us a call.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

The safety and success of otoplasty depends a lot on how open and honest you are with Dr. Davis. He will ask numerous questions regarding your health and your medications. Also during the consultation, Dr. Davis will conduct a physical examination and talk with you about available treatment options and potential outcomes.

Otoplasty is recommended for children and adults who desire corrective and reparative ear surgery. If you would like to learn more about the procedure, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.