Also known as hair replacement and hair restoration surgery, it is performed to help you get rid of the problem of hair loss or baldness. Alopecia or hair loss is one of the most common problems faced by both women and men. It can occur because of diseases, some type of medical treatments, stress and genes. While some factors are temporary and can be reversed, there are many people who suffer from the problem of permanent hair loss. This is when considering hair transplant surgery would help men and women suffering from thinning hair or baldness.
If you have realistic expectations, are in overall good health and have a positive attitude then you are the right candidate for this procedure.
Some commonly performed methods for hair transplantation are mentioned below.
Strip harvesting in the FUT method removes a strip of hair, usually from the back of the head and is divided into smaller groups for implanting into the recipient areas. This is one of the most commonly performed methods and is faster in comparison to harvesting from several different locations. Though a strip is removed, scar is covered by new hair growth.
Relatively smaller group of hair are harvested in a large area around the head before implanting into the recipient site. As the graft comes from different parts of the scalp, there is less postoperative discomfort, less bleeding and no need of sutures. The scars consequential to this surgery are scattered and not concentrated in a particular area.
In some cases, scalp reduction surgery is performed in addition or as an alternative to hair transplantation. This particular procedure involves removing a part of the bald scalp and then pulling the hairline forward for filling in a bald spot. In case, more hair is required, flap surgery or hair transplantation can be done for covering the remaining part. In addition to the above slated, there are other hair transplantation procedure options. Your cosmetic surgeon would recommend the best after examination.