An excessively high hairline or overly long forehead can appear out of proportion with the features and detract from facial balance. This cosmetic problem can be caused by genetics, hair loss, or even prior surgery. It can make a person feel self-conscious and seriously limit hairstyle choices.
Dr. Frank Fechner is a facial plastic surgeon in Boston who performs hairline lowering surgery with or without forehead lift to effectively and significantly lower the hairline.
Dr. Fechner is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with almost a twenty-year experience in face and neck surgery. He exclusively performs surgery of the face and neck.
As a leader in his field and personally dedicated to his patients, Dr. Fechner is an authority on facial surgery, a teacher for other plastic surgeons and is a resource for trainees at Harvard and UMass. Dr. Fechner enjoys forehead surgery and continues to lecture about his experience and technique nationally and internationally.
Also known as forehead reduction or hairline advancement, a hairline lowering forehead lift is an effective way to move the hairline forward. Dr. Fechner performs this procedure either alone or in combination with hair transplants or other procedures.
The degree of hairline advancement depends on several factors, including:
Women and men in good general health who believe their hairline is too high or their forehead is too long may be good candidates for a hairline lowering lift in Worcester. Sufficient scalp laxity is important in this procedure. Many of Dr. Fechner’s patients wish also a lift of their brows in combination with the forehead shortening surgery. To find out if you are a good candidate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fechner.
A hairline lowering forehead lift is typically performed on an outpatient basis under sedation anesthesia. The incision is placed along the hairline through which the scalp is advanced forward which results in a lower hairline. In addition, the forehead skin is broad backwards, which allows removal of excess skin – usually in the range of two to 3 cm (one inch or more). The scalp is secured in its new location and the incisions are closed with small skin sutures.
As the hair grows over the incision lines after surgery, they become increasingly inconspicuous. Frank P. Fechner, M.D. is a skilled facial plastic surgeon serving the Greater Boston area who strategically places incisions to minimize visible scarring.
On behalf of the entire team at Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we would like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support during this unprecedented time. The past several months have been unlike anything we've ever experienced, and we're working hard to evolve so that we can continue to provide you with the patient experience you have come to expect from our practice.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa has taken extreme precautionary measures, in addition to following the most up to date CDC recommendations and state guidelines to maximize the health and safety of our patients, staff and facility. Our surgical center and medical spa remain committed to providing the best patient care, and we are actively working to take all necessary precautions as we plan to safely re-open our practice. Please help us continue to protect the health and well-being of our patients and workplace by cooperating with all of our precautionary measures and protocols against COVID-19 at your next appointment, or as you plan for your surgery.
As a fully accredited surgical facility, Fechner MD has always observed the highest level of safety and sanitation. In fact, as a surgeon, Dr. Fechner is an expert in infection control. We want to ensure that we are doing everything possible for our patients to safely return for surgical and medical spa treatments alike.
The upgraded work flow and safety protocols we have implemented at Fechner MD far exceed those being recommended by any government agency.
Fechner MD will adhere to all local, state, and government mandates. We expect to cautiously resume medical spa and injectable treatments during Phase 2 of the Massachusetts phased reopening. We are awaiting a definitive date from Governor Baker. Cosmetic surgery is expected to resume during Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s plan. We ask for your patience and understanding as our staff is working diligently to reschedule all surgeries and procedures affected by our closure. Please understand that in order to open and adhere to Massachusetts guidelines, we will need to limit the number of staff and patients we have in our building and extend the time between patient appointments in order to sanitize rooms. This means we will have fewer available openings for procedures. In order to maximize our provider appointments, we will continue to hold consultations virtually rather than in person, with a few exceptions (body contouring, Instalift, vein treatments).
We thank you in advance for your patience throughout this time, and we look forward to seeing you here again as we begin to resume business operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at (508) 754-4000 and our team will gladly assist you. Thank you!