Dr. Kabaker Achieves Excellent Results with New, Refined Techniques in Hairline Lowering

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California Bay Area Plastic Surgeon Improves Surgery to Reduce Size of Forehead

California facial plastic surgeon

Dr. Sheldon S. Kabaker

No more than a handful of surgeons in the world can claim an equivalent breadth of experience I have had in hair restoration surgery.

Dr. Kabaker Achieves Excellent Results with New, Refined Techniques in Hairline Lowering
California Bay Area Plastic Surgeon Improves Surgery to Reduce Size of Forehead

Over the course of many years, renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sheldon Kabaker has incorporated some significant changes into his plastic surgery technique for hairline lowering.

Hairline lowering, on which Dr. Kabaker is an expert, is the surgical act of bringing the hairline of a patient lower to reduce the size of the forehead. Overly high hairlines are most commonly found in many women due to heredity, though in some, other factors may be in play. When men have a high hairline it is usually due to progressive male pattern baldness. The prestigious medical journal, Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, will be publishing an article by Dr. Kabaker entitled “Hairline Lowering” in the August issue. Performing an average of 60 hairline lowering procedures each year, he has been at the forefront of the evolution of forehead reduction methods. New, better techniques produce consistent excellent results for Dr. Kabaker’s patients. For instance, Dr. Kabaker has stopped creating multi saw-toothed incisions lines, in exchange for undulating patterns in the hairline. Also, after galeotomy incisions (shallow incisions on the undersurface of the scalp) are made, a new stretching technique is regularly employed to get further forward movement of the scalp. And, in many cases, a change of the hairline shape can be achieved in addition to it being lowered.

Other changes have led to improved outcomes which give undetectable scarring. Incisions are never placed in front of the temporal hairline, as those scars can be difficult to disguise. When suturing the skin back together, the skin closure is now performed to include more of the forehead skin vs. the scalp skin so hair is better able to grow through and in front of the scars, acting as camouflage. Patients who need narrowing of the forehead in addition to it being shortened can have a hair transplant session done in the same operation without making additional incisions. These grafts (up to 650 in a case) are placed in front of the temple hair on select occasions. Dr. Kabaker warns against using these grafts in the scar or in the front of the hairline. Grafts can certainly be done later but in have rarely been wanted or done for Dr. Kabaker’s patients. View before and after photos of hairline lowering procedures: http://www.kabaker.com/Hair_Line_Lowering-1_01.php.

Dr. Sheldon S. Kabaker, renowned Oakland, California facial plastic surgeon, is double board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. For over forty years, he has attended continuing education programs annually to stay on the cutting edge of medical advancements. This is evident in the evolution of the techniques he uses with patients. Dr. Kabaker has written many articles for medical journals and textbook chapters on plastic surgery and hair restoration. He has also given numerous lectures on the topic, both domestically and abroad, having studied and taught in France, Spain, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Argentina, Australia and the United Kingdom. In addition to maintaining a private practice, Dr. Kabaker is a Clinical Professor at the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology. For more info about Dr. Kabaker: http://www.kabaker.com/about-practice.php.

An array of facial plastic surgery procedures are available at Dr. Kabaker’s private practice, giving patients many options to look and feel their best. Rhinoplasty, facelift, blepharoplasty, browlift, otoplasty and facial implants, as well has hair restoration techniques for men and women, have been perfected by the doctor over his years of experience. Non-invasive procedures are also available, such as Botox, dermal fillers, facial peels and microdermabrasion. To make an appointment with the best in Oakland facial plastic surgery, contact Dr. Kabaker’s office at 510-451-1116 or visit http://www.kabaker.com.

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