Hair transplant surgery is a procedure in which hair follicles are extracted from a donor area and transplanted to an area of the scalp that has lost hair. The transplanted follicles are resistant to falling out and grow natural and permanent hair. We specialize in the FUE technique in hair surgery, which guarantees a less invasive procedure, no scarring, and a faster recovery. The result is a natural and long-lasting restoration of hair in the treated area.
Times may vary depending on the patient.
Duration of surgery
6 - 8 hours
1 - 2 days
Type of anesthesia
Hair transplant surgery can be applied in various areas of the scalp where hair loss has occurred, such as the hairline, crown, temples, and eyebrows. It can also be used to treat hair loss in other areas, such as the beard, mustache, and chest. The surgeon will determine which areas are suitable for follicular extraction and transplantation, based on the type and degree of hair loss of the patient.
There are different techniques for hair transplantation, but in our practice we mainly use the FUE technique. This technique involves the extraction of individual follicular units from the donor area of the scalp, which are then transplanted to the recipient area. On the other hand, the FUT technique involves the extraction of a strip of skin from the scalp and separating the hair follicles.
Ideal candidates for hair transplant surgery are individuals who have permanent hair loss or thinning in one or more areas of the scalp and wish to restore their natural appearance. It is also important that the patient has good overall health, does not suffer from chronic diseases, and does not take medications that may interfere with blood clotting. Additionally, it is important to have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure and be willing to follow postoperative care instructions to achieve the best possible results.
Before and after photos of real patients operated by Dr. Baja
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The hair transplant surgery should not be painful as it is performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the scalp and prevents the patient from feeling pain during the procedure. However, the patient may experience some discomfort or pressure in the surgery area while it is being performed.
Like any surgical procedure, hair transplant surgery has some potential risks and complications. Some of the risks include infection, bleeding, swelling, pain, itching, scarring, and temporary hair loss. In rare cases, there may be more serious complications such as nerve damage, allergic reactions, cysts, or unsatisfactory results. It is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of the surgery with the surgeon before making a decision.
The results of hair transplant surgery can vary depending on the technique used, the amount of hair transplanted, and the skill of the surgeon. Typically, it is expected that transplanted hair will begin to grow around 3 to 4 months after the procedure and reach its full growth at around one year. However, most patients can see significant improvement in the density and volume of transplanted hair in 6 to 9 months. It is important to note that results may vary from person to person and multiple hair transplant sessions may be required to achieve the desired outcome.
The results of hair transplant surgery are generally permanent, but over time there may be a slight decrease in the density of transplanted hair due to natural aging and hair loss in non-transplanted areas. Additional medications or treatments may be necessary to maintain the health of transplanted hair and prevent further hair loss. It's important to follow the surgeon's recommendations and maintain good hair care to achieve the best long-term results.
There are two main techniques for hair transplantation: FUE and FUT. At our clinic, we specialize in the FUE technique, which involves extracting the follicles one by one from the donor area without the need for a large incision in the scalp. The appropriate technique for you will depend on various factors, such as the quantity and quality of the donor hair and the amount of hair that needs to be transplanted. Our medical team will be able to determine the best technique for your case during a personalized evaluation.
The success rate of hair transplant surgery can vary depending on the type of technique used and the skill of the surgeon. Generally, most patients are expected to have a success rate of 90% or more in terms of hair growth after the transplant. However, it is important to note that the success of hair transplant also depends on other factors such as the patient's compliance with postoperative care instructions and the overall health of the existing hair.
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