Here’s What You Can Expect from Hair Transplant Surgery

Posted by Rex Conner on January 4th, 2022

Suffering from thinning hair or baldness? An expert consultant might recommend you for a hair transplant surgery. Even though it offers promising results for people suffering from hair loss, not many individuals know what happens in a hair transplant surgery.

Aside from lack of awareness, a lot of people are under the impression of fake information that surrounds this procedure. If you are someone who has a hair transplant surgery coming up then it would prepare you better if you know what to expect from the procedure.

Below we’ve enumerated a few common things that you can expect from a hair transplant surgery. Keep reading till the end to learn all about it.

Hair Transplant – How Does It Work?

Hair Transplant is basically a surgical procedure in which hair follicles are removed from one site of the body, for example, legs or face and embedding them carefully on the area where there are bald patches or thinning hair.

Over the years, the hair transplant procedure has evolved extensively and today, this procedure is also used for transplanting hair in eyebrows and lashes as well. The most advanced technique of this procedure is permanent where the expert extracts follicular hair clusters.

Different Types Of Hair Transplant Procedures

Primarily, there are 2 types of hair transplant procedures and they are – Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS).

In the FUE hair transplant procedure, the hair follicles are extracted from the back of your head where the area is firstly shaved. Then the hair follicles are removed carefully with the use of 0.8-1 millimeter micropunch instruments. The follicles are extracted one at a time.

Each graft in this procedure consists of one to six hairs approximately. The grafts are then embedded surgically to the desired area. The FUE process causes minimal scarring leaving only small dots on the area from where the follicles were extracted.

Whereas, the FUSS hair transplant procedure involves removal of a thin strip of hair-baring skin which is a healthy scalp area which is then used for the transplant. The strip is intricately divided into small sections of tissue that consists of a few hairs.

The graft prepared from the extraction is transplanted individually to the affected hair loss area. This procedure leaves a linear scarring on the extraction area which will be visible if you style your hair short.

Eligibility For Hair Transplant

Yes! Not all candidates are eligible for undergoing hair transplant procedure. There are certain factors that are considered for eligibility of hair transplant and if a candidate fails to meet them then they are not fit for undergoing this procedure.

Some of these factors are:

  • Not enough hair on the sides or back of the head
  • Blood clotting issues
  • High blood pressure (uncontrolled hypertension)
  • History of excessive scar tissue formation

It is essential for candidates to be open about their medical condition and history. The experts at the clinic will decide whether you are fit for this process or not.

Surgical Process

The surgical process for hair transplant is generally done on an outpatient basis. The procedure is carried out in the surgical clinic.

The expert will guide and recommend you the best possible hair transplant type to choose. Whether the expert recommends FUSS or FUE procedure, the first step that the expert will take is to clean the scalp and inject local anaesthetic there.

The injected area will be numb and you won’t feel any pain. However, you may sense tugging and pressure while the surgery is performed. After the extraction is done using the suitable procedure, the skin grafts are embedded carefully to the slit scalp area or tiny holes. This is essentially made with the use of needle or scalpel.

The entire surgical process is completed within 4 to 8 hours depending on the transplant size.

End Thoughts

The Hair Transplant procedure is safe and offers impressive results. It is a permanent and natural solution for hair loss, baldness or hair thinning. Make sure to learn more about the procedure and prepare yourself in a better way by consulting an expert consultant.

An expert consultant will be willing to help you out with all your doubts and queries related to the procedure.

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