Hair Transplant Surgery works essentially by extracting hair from a hair-loss resistant area and planting them on the recipient’s balding area. When performed by a superspecialist Cosmetic Surgeon like Dr Sachin Shah, hair transplant surgery is very easy for patients to undergo.
Balding or thinning hair is a natural process that can profoundly affect men’s, and occasionally women’s appearance and self-confidence. The condition is typically brought on by aging or shifts in hormonal levels and a family history of baldness.
Hair transplant is essentially worry-free, and patients may return to their normal schedules within one or two days. Men with a reasonable amount of healthy hair growth on the sides and back of their head can expect hair transplant to provide them with a more natural looking, fuller head of hair.
What is Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)?
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a hair restoration procedure in which naturally-occurring groups of one to four hairs, called follicular units are transplanted from the donor area to the recipient area. In FUT, after the patient’s scalp is numbed, the doctor removes a thin strip of tissue from the back and/or sides of the scalp. The donor strip is then separated into hundreds of individual follicular units using precise stereo-microscopic dissection techniques. The doctor makes tiny slits in the scalp, the recipient sites, into which the grafts are placed.
What is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)?
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a method of extracting, or “harvesting,” follicular units one-by-one directly from the scalp. In FUE, an instrument is used to make small, circular incisions in the skin around follicular units, separating them from the surrounding tissue. The follicular unit is then extracted (pulled) directly from the scalp, leaving a small open hole that heals with a small white mark.
This method of donor harvesting is what differentiates the FUE procedure from Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). The creation of recipient sites and the placing of follicular unit grafts are essentially the same in FUE and FUT procedures.
Am I a Candidate for a Hair Restoration Procedure?
The answer will depend on the cause of your hair loss, your age, the stability of your donor supply, how extensive you hair loss is, your expectations and a number of other important factors that will be taken into account. How Long Does a Procedure Take? Smaller sessions of FUT (less than 800 grafts) can take about 4 hours, while larger ones (2500 grafts or more) can take all day. Sometimes large sessions of FUE are split over two days. The main determinant of the length of the session depends on the number of grafts being transplanted.
After the grafting session is complete, the scalp will be cleansed and covered with gauze. You may have to wear a pressure bandage for a day or two. Some doctors allow their patients to recover bandage-free. Generally, post-operative instructions call for rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time.