How Do I know When I Need Hair Replacement Surgery?

It’s important to understand that all hair replacement techniques use your existing hair. The goal of surgery is to find the most efficient uses for existing hair. Hair replacement surgery can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but the results won’t necessarily match your ideal or past head of hair. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them as well as all other questions and concerns with your surgeon.
Hair replacement candidates must have at least some healthy hair growth at the back and/or sides of the head to serve as procedural donor areas. Donor areas are the places on the head from which grafts and flaps are taken. Other factors, such as hair color, texture and waviness or curliness may also affect the cosmetic results and overall outcome of your procedure. There are a number of techniques and methods used in hair replacement surgery. Sometimes, two or more techniques are used on the same patient to achieve the desired results.
Hair transplant techniques, such as punch grafts, mini-grafts, micro-grafts, slit grafts, and strip grafts are generally performed on patients who desire a more modest change in hair fullness. Flaps, tissue-expansion and scalp-reduction are procedures that are usually more appropriate for patients who desire a more dramatic change.
Remember, there are limits to what can be accomplished. An individual with very little hair might not be advised to undergo hair replacement surgery, unless there is hair growth on some portion of the head. By discussing all of this with your surgeon you will come up with the best options that are most suitable for you.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *