Tue 2 Apr 2013
Creating Correct Hairline Height (Distance Between Eyebrows and Hairline) During Hair Transplant SurgeryCategory: Common Questions , FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) , FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) , Hair Loss Blog , Hair Transplant Surgery
I’m undergoing hair transplant surgery, and want to make sure the new hairline is created at an appropriate height. Anatomically, what is the proper distance between the eyebrows and the hairline? Are hairlines always placed at normal proportions during hair transplant surgery?
Normal hairline height is relative to the patient. Most hair restoration physicians like to refer to Leonardo da Vinci’s “rule of thirds” when determining natural hairline height. The rule of third refers to the idea that the face is split into three equal parts: the section between the chin and the bottom of the nose, the bottom of the nose to the glabella (space between the eyebrows), and the section between the glabella and hairline.
Obviously, this doesn’t always hold true in hair restoration surgery (as hairlines are sometimes not lowered to anatomic position), but it’s a good rule of thumb for “normal” hairline height. However, if you’re looking for approximate figures, most natural hairlines are around 6.5 – 7.5 cm (roughly) from the glabella.
Blake – aka Future_HT_Doc