Hair Transplant

The Follicular Unit Transplantation, FUT, is considered a minimally invasive and minor procedure. The surgery may take from four to seven hours; it is performed under local anesthesia and is virtually painless. Like with other surgical procedures, the doctor will perform a diagnostic evaluation of your hair loss before the surgery.

HAIR TRANSPLANT PROCEDURE, STEB BY STEP:


1. Before the surgery
2. Extracting grafts from donor area
3. Preparing the grafts
4. Hair Transplant
5. New hair and new look

Hairdoctors Restauración folicular1. Before the surgeryPre-operative proceedings are just as important as the surgery itself. After assesing that you are an ideal candidate, the doctor will perform a complete medical exam and may order some blood tests. Your surgeon will provide you with a comprehensive list of the surgical plan and preoperative instructions. The doctor will also take some photographs and will answer all of your questions.

Our main purpose is to make this experience as pleaseant, convenient and safe as we possibly can.

The day of the surgery begins with a detailed description of the procedure and the optimal desing of the hairline, which should resemble the desired look discussed during the consultation.

 

2. Extracting grafts from donor area

A. Preparation of donor site:

The donor site, located to the sides and back of the scalp, is marked and shaved for transplantation. Grafts will be removed from the donor site in accordance with the patient’s features and the most favorable results; grafts are generally between one (1) and six (6) inches long. Prior to the surgical procedure, the region of transplantation is locally anaesthetized.

B. Taking the donor strip:

The surgeon makes small circular incisions to remove the donour tissue. Grafts will be removed in accordance to the patient’s features and desirable results.

C. Suturing of the donor area:

The donor strip area is closed by using absorbable sutures in a manner so that no visible effects are seen. There will be a fine line scab which will be hardly visible under the hair, even in patients with short hair cuts. Regardless of which donor harvesting technique is employed, proper extraction of the hair follicle and careful hairline artistry are paramount to ensure excellent comestic results. Like so, we consider this stage as one of the most important steps in the surgery.

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3. Preparing graftsIn this step, stripped grafts are placed for dissection under sterestopic microscopes; extracted grafts are then preserved in a holding solution. Each follicle is grouped depending on the size of the treated area.Succesful results are ensured upon the skill and artistic abilities of the surgeon performing the procedure; our years of experience, a long line of exceptional results, and the remarkable skills and techniques of our medical staff reassure that you will have the best and most natural results.

4. Hair Transplant

The final stages of the procedure are the creation of the recipient sites by the doctor and the placing of the follicular units. The surgeon makes micro-incisions (about the size of a needle) with different angles and directions to recreate a natural hairline. Grafts are then placed into these incisions. FUE is a minimally-invasive procedure, hence, there is almost no bleeding; small holes then heal as essentially undetectable dots in the scalp.

 

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5. New hair, new look

During the first week, patients will have small scabs and may experience mild swealling which generally dissapears within the tenth day. Depending on the healing characteristics, some patients may experience redness on the treated area or ‘rash’ which is not painful nor disabling. It is important to avoid sun exposure, any strenuous exercise or contact sports. Normal walking is permitted during this period.

Between the first and second month new hair begins to grow. While the speed in which the hair grows varies, it is generally about a 1 cm (0.4 in) per month.

At first, when the scabs fall off, it may include some hair too. Since it is not the root hair but the hair shaft, the collapse of these stems is perfectly normal and it does not affect the results of the transplant.

It is common to see new hair shafts initially thin, wavy and even curly, but as the hair grows it will lead to a more natural and definitive look.

Moderate growth is often preferred by some of our patients, as family and/or friends do not perceive a sudden change of appearance.

 

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Before and After a session of 1500 implants.