Wed 23 Apr 2014
I seem to have a tall head. What is the distance one should have between the top (tallest) part of your head and your hairline if they were measured on a straight plane, e.g., standing against a wall put a ruler on the top of your head and point it straight out, then line one up with your hairline and point it straight out and measure the distance between the two. What should that be?
There are entire chapters in facial plastic texts written on the shape of the face and location of the hairline. In spite of all of the words one may find in those, two things are important and help me determine where a hairline “ought” to go.
1. The forehead comes up fairly vertically and at some point, it makes a sharp bend and becomes much more horizontal. When designing a hair transplant, that is where I initially plan to put the hairline.
2. We put a few dots to represent a hairline there, and stand back about 4 or 5 feet. If it looks reasonable, we’re pretty close. If it looks goofy, back to the drawing board.
Now for most folks that I see, that is how it’s done. There are 2 or 3 exceptions.