I have a receding hairline and have been considering a hair transplant.

Question: I have a receding hairline and have been considering a hair transplant. Is it possible to change the shape of my hairline with this procedure? I would like to have a widow’s peak.

Answer: It is possible to change the shape of the hairline, including establishing a widow’s peak, with hair transplantation. The concern with this situation is that, when planning the hairline in a hair transplant, it is often set higher on the forehead due to a limited amount of donor hair and the fact that the patient will likely continue to lose hair behind the transplant. Placing a widow’s peak high on the forehead could look very unnatural. There may not be enough donor hair to design a lower widow’s peak. Having a consultation with an experienced hair transplant surgeon would determine how much donor hair is available and what a realistic hairline could be.

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