Scalp Reduction

Scalp reduction surgery is a process in which the bald part of the scalp is removed and the hair bearing parts of the head are pulled together and sewn shut, connecting the parts of the scalp that produce hair in the middle. This procedure, performed in the doctor’s office under local anesthesia, is also known as alopecia reduction (AR), galeoplasty (GP), or male pattern reduction (MPR).


Most of the time, the pros are severely outweighed by the cons. Pro, hair back on top of your head. Possible cons: Unnatural hair growth, Infections, hematoma and hemorrhaging, stretching in which the stitched area loses tightness and reverts to its original position on the scalp, as well as the rejection of the sutures causing intense pain.

In short, don’t do this. We recommend micro-grafting or slit grafting.