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Lowering a Naturally High Hairline on a Young African-American Male with No Hair Loss

12/6/2010 11:58:19 PM

Question:

I am a 21 year old black male born with a high hairline and it has a really negative impact on my social life. I have not suffered from hair loss as far as i can tell. Is it possible to lower my hair line? If yes, how much can it be lowered?

Answer:

While the short answer to your question is, “yes”, there are many factors to consider. Prior to operating on you, an ethical surgeon will want to determine your potential for future hair loss. While you may not be exhibiting the signs of male pattern balding yet, you are still very young.

If you are a candidate, your physician will help you determine a reasonable design for your new hairline, taking into account your hair and scalp characteristics among other things.

There are two methods to lowering a hairline. One is through a standard hair transplant procedure and the other is known as a hairline lowering procedure. The hairline lowering procedure is typically reserved for female patients but may be performed on males in certain situations.

If you are interested in hair transplant surgery, I recommend that you consult our interactive map and locate the prescreened quality hair restoration physicians nearest you.

Methods of lowering a hairline:

Lowering a Naturally High Hairline with a Hair Transplant Procedure?

Hair transplant examples on African American Patients:

3,168 grafts in African American male, 6months – Dr. Cooley

40 years african after one sessions 4,308 grafts ,8,396 hairs – Dr. Pathomvanich

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