At The London Transgender Clinic, hairline lowering is a common procedure during facial feminisation. A high forehead that is out of proportion with the other facial features is considered a masculine feature. It can be corrected by hairline lowering, forehead reduction plastic surgery, which can alter the balance of the upper third of the face to improve facial balance and enhance the feminine appearance.
Summary of Hairline Lowering / Foreheadplasty
45 degrees for 2 weeks
Reason for Surgery
The goal is to provide a more proportionate forehead and feminine hairline shape.
This result can improve self-confidence and boost self-esteem, allowing you to feel more comfortable in your female gender.
Hairline Lowering FAQ’S
How much does hairline lowering cost?
The price of hairline lowering is approximately £8,405. This includes all of your pre and post-operative aftercare up to one year, as well as your time in hospital stay. For an exact quotation please book a consultation with a member of our team.
What happens at the consultation?
You will meet your surgeon and one of our nurses who will ask you about your goals and concerns. A full medical history and examination will be done, before agreeing on a plan for you and discussing the surgery and recovery and risks in detail.
You may be required to undergo medical investigations such as blood tests, ECG, or other, as medically advised by your surgeon.
How do I prepare for my hairline surgery?
Once you have your consultations and your surgery is booked, you will have a pre-operative assessment with your nurse 2 weeks before surgery, during which any outstanding questions will be answered. Your preparation for surgery will be reviewed and information will be provided regarding medications, diet, and post-operative care.
You will not need to stop your hormone therapy.
You must stop smoking a minimum of 2 weeks before your surgery and up to 12 weeks postoperatively.
What happens on the day of my surgery?
On the day of your surgery, you will attend the hospital where your surgery is taking place. You will be reassessed by your surgeon and your anaesthetist before going to the theatre. The hospital team will complete the necessary pre-operative health checks.
Following your surgery, you will be bed-bound and closely monitored by the hospital medical team. They will assist you with anything you need. You will be tired and spend most of this time resting. You will be provided with something to eat when you are alert and slowly mobilised with assistance.
Once you are awake and mobile, you will be discharged from the hospital to your home. You must have a chaperone to bring you home and stay with you for a minimum of 24 hours.
What aftercare will be provided for me?
The London Transgender Clinic provides a premium aftercare service. You will be assessed 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, and 1-year postoperatively to monitor your progress.
You will be provided with post-operative manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) therapy to reduce swelling and promote better healing.
LTC also has a nurse on call 24/7 in the event you have any emergencies following discharge from hospital. You will be seen immediately if medically required or appropriate advice will be provided.
What happens if there is a complication?
In the event of a complication you will be medically assessed as soon as possible by your surgeon or a qualified member of our nursing team. In the unlikely event you need to return to the theatre this will be arranged for you by our team. Hospital and anaesthetist fees may be charged, however there will be no surgical fee. Further information is outlined in our terms and conditions.
8 days ago I had my first ever facial cosmetic surgery – an upper lip lift. I was of course nervous about the pain and the end result, but all I can say is I need not have worried. There was swelling for a couple of days but this quickly subsided leaving me with a really nice shape to my upper lip, and as for the post-operation scar…. what scar?! It’s barely visible already.
I am now hugely looking forward to my hairline lowering and brow contouring in a few weeks’ time now I’ve seen what a fantastic job Chris and the team of nurses Laura, Sinead, and Natalie do. Amazing.
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