ABOUT THE PROCEDURES
Hair replacement surgery enhances your appearance and self-confidence from hair loss.
WHO NEEDS HAIR REPLACEMENT
The people who needs hair replacement must have healthy hair growth at the back and sides of the head to serve as donor areas. In addition, hair replacement surgery is aimed at meeting your aesthetic goals.
THE PROCEDURE RISK
A possibility of complications ,including infection, excessive bleeding and/or wide scars. Sometimes the skin plug dies and surgery must be repeated.
PREPARATION BEFORE SURGERY
The surgeon will evaluate your hair growth and loss, review your family history of hair loss, and find out if you’ve had any previous hair replacement surgery.
You should inform your surgeon if you smoke or are taking any drugs or medications, especially aspirin or other drugs that affect clotting.
If you smoke, it can inhibits blood flow to the skin, and can interfere with the healing process.
Hair transplantation involves removing small pieces of hair-bearing scalp grafts from a donor site and relocating them to a bald or thinning area.
Before surgery, the “donor area” will be trimmed short so that the grafts can be easily accessed and removed.The donor site holes may be closed with a single stitch for each punch site.
Hair replacement surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia.
LENGTH OF SURGERY TIME
The surgery usually takes 6-7 hours to complete.
LENGTH OF STAY IN HOSPITAL AFTER SURGERY
Hair replacement surgery is usually done as an outpatient case. Complex procedures may require a short inpatient stay.
TAKING CARE AFTER SURGERY
You may gently wash your hair for 3 days following surgery. All stitches will be removed in 2 weeks.
You should avoid vigorous exercise and contact sports for at least three weeks because strenuous activity increases blood flow to scalp, and may cause your transplant, or incisions to bleed.
Some of you new hair(implants) might fall out within the first 2-3 weeks after surgery, but this condition is normal, and almost always temporary. It will take about 6 months before full hair growth resumes.