I am an 18 year old girl with a naturally high forehead (about 8 cm). I’ve heard of hairstyles you can have that don’t make your forehead look as high (such as getting bangs), however, it’s a bit hard for me since my hair is also thin and I don’t have a lot on the top of my head. I’ve read your responses to other people on lowering hairline options, such as the “balloon” technique. I’d simply like to know what the procedure is called, as I am in Australia. Also, is it safe and does it leave scars?
Generally there are two surgical options for hairline lowering for men and women with high foreheads. The first option is a traditional hair transplantation surgery. For a good example of this, please see: Female Hairline Restoration After Brow Lift.
The second option is a hairline lowering technique, a more extensive surgery like a brow lift (just in reverse). Balloons are usually not necessary to accomplish lowering the hairline, but when it is done, it requires putting a balloon in your head and expanding your skin over the course of few weeks or months to stretch your skin. The excess skin is pulled down to the desired forehead level. We will be doing one of these balloon expanders in the next few weeks on a patient.