Having a forehead that’s too large can make your face look disproportionate and might sometimes become a cause of shame. If you have a forehead that seems too big for your face, then you can go for a forehead reduction surgery.
What is the cost of undergoing a forehead reduction surgery? What are the types? If these are the questions running through your mind, you are at the right place because we have covered both points in this article. This will help you get an estimate of how much your surgery could cost. so let’s have a look at them-
What is Forehead Reduction Surgery?
A forehead reduction surgery is a cosmetic medical procedure performed to reduce the size of a large forehead that can be caused due to genetics, hair loss, or as a side effect of other cosmetic procedures. A forehead reduction surgery will help in balancing the proportions of your face and making it more defined.
How is it done? While performing a forehead reduction surgery, the doctor will make an incision along a marked area that will be between the forehead and the hairline. After this, the top incision is pulled down so that it can join the forehead incision, successfully closing the gap between the two and shortening your forehead. A good surgeon will perform skillful incisions that lead to minimal scarring.
Now that we know how a forehead reduction surgery is performed let’s look at the costs of undergoing one.
Cost of Forehead Reduction Surgery in India
A forehead reduction surgery in India can cost between ₹90,000 to ₹2 lakh; this is an approximate cost that can vary based on the hospital that you choose, the surgeon who performs the surgery, and the surgeon who will perform the surgery. Apart from the surgery, there are other costs that should be considered –
1. Visitation costs
Before you decide on the surgery, you will have to first consult the cosmetic surgeon so that he can study your facial structure and give advice on the procedure that will best suit you. The surgeon will have a visitation cost, and you might have to pay money for an appointment. This will vary based on the surgeon that you choose, but mainly the starting amount can be 500 rupees.
2. Physical examination
Before the surgeon performs the surgery, physical tests will have to be conducted to make sure that your body can handle the surgery. The surgeon will recommend the tests according to what he feels is correct. Remember to always disclose all medications you are currently following and your medical history so that the doctor knows the things he has to look into before performing a surgery.
3. Staying in the hospital
After the surgery is performed, you may have to stay in the hospital for a day under the doctor’s supervision. The length of time will vary based on what your doctor thinks will be the best for you. The cost of occupying a hospital room can vary between 1000 per day to even 10,000 per day based on the type of room and the hospital that you choose.
Before, during, and after the surgery, there might be medications that will be prescribed to you; according to what the doctor thinks is needed, these medicines will have to be paid for by you.
After your surgery, you may have to visit the hospital again to make sure that your wounds are healing correctly and there are no complications. For post-operative check-ups after two to four weeks of performing the surgery, you will have to visit the hospital. After undergoing the surgery, the sutures will likely be removed after a week or ten days, based on the doctor. This may have additional costs.
Types of Forehead Reduction Surgery
There can be two ways that a forehead reduction surgery is performed based on the tools used for performing the surgery. They are-
An open surgery is the standard type of surgery performed using surgical instruments and by making incisions. This is the most common form of surgery that you can find.
The cost of the surgery varies based on the surgeon and the hospital but on an approximation it can range between 80,000 to 300,000 rupees.
Endoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique in which an endoscope is inserted below the skin by making use of multiple small incisions. The camera located on the endoscope helps the doctor make precise decisions and perform further surgery without making unnecessary incisions.
The cost of performing an endoscopy ranges between 1000 to 5000; add to that the cost of the surgery, and you can expect between 85000 to 200000 rupees.
How do I choose a good surgeon?
When you decide on performing a forehead reduction surgery, an essential thing you need to keep in mind is to choose a good plastic surgeon. This is important because forehead reduction surgery is a cosmetic procedure and will not be covered by your medical insurance or in any government hospital, so if you are performing one, you should get it done from the best to get the most out of your money.
The factors you should look into are-
- Look at the experience level of the surgeon, a good surgeon with at least five years of experience is preferable.
- Search for prior clients of the surgeon and ask for their feedback on him/her; you can also look for reviews online to get a better understanding of the service that might be provided
- If you decide to have your surgery in a hospital, choose a reputed hospital.
- Look for before and after photographs; this will help you get a clear picture of what your face might look like after the surgery. Pay close attention to the scarring. A good surgeon will know how to make incisions that cause minimal scarring.
2 Alternatives to forehead reduction surgeries
If, after reading all the information, you now think that maybe forehead reduction surgery is not the best fit for you, then you can also look at the alternatives of a forehead reduction surgery they are-
1. Hair grafting
People with a high hairline often experience the problem of their forehead looking too large, if you are suffering from this problem, then you can opt for a hair grafting procedure instead of a forehead reduction. Hair grafting or hair transplantation is the process where hair from the back of your scalp is taken, and the follicles are transplanted in the front. The newly placed hair will lower your hairline hence making your forehead appear smaller. There are two types of hair grafting based on the amount of hair that will be required.
Slit grafts – in this type of grafting, a graft will consist of 4- 10 hair follicles per graft.
Micrografts- in this type of grafting, one graft will have around one to two hair follicles.
The cost of hair grafting can range between 50,000 to 3,00.00 based on your condition, the hospital, and the surgeon.
2. Brow lift
There are two reasons why a forehead can appear large, one because of the high hairline and the second because of low placed eyebrows. If you are someone who has low brows, then this might be the reason why your forehead appears too long; you can go for a brow lift surgery instead of a forehead reduction surgery to counter this problem. ‘
In a brow lift surgery, the doctor will manipulate the muscles or shift the kin of the eyebrows to cause the eyebrows to lift higher on your face; this will help make your forehead appear shorter.
There are three types of brow lifts that can be performed based on the surgery procedure- endoscopic brow lift, coronal brow lift, and hairline brow lift. The cost of undergoing a brow lift surgery can range between 90,000 to 2,00,000 rupees.
Q. How long is the recovery process after a forehead reduction surgery?
After the surgery, your sutures will be removed mainly after a week. After that, you will have to protect your skin from the sun for about four months. While the wounds will heal fast, making the recovery a quick process, it may take some time for this hair to grow and cover the scar and for the scar to fade away.
Q. What are the side effects of undergoing a forehead reduction surgery?
After you undergo a forehead reduction surgery, you may experience scarring, temporary or permanent numbness in the area of the surgery, hair loss at the point where the surgery was performed, itching, asymmetry in the position of the brows, and also the risk of bleeding and infection.
Forehead reduction surgeries are godsent for people who are conscious about having big foreheads; it will help regain their confidence. With this article, you know the costs that are involved while performing a forehead reduction surgery and the other costs you should take into consideration; using this, you can arrive at an approximate figure that you might have to spend on this cosmetic surgery.
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