Hair Transplant Surgery is a
technique that involves transplanting live hair roots onto
the bald or balding parts. Live hair roots are taken from
the donor area of the same patient, usually from back and
sides of scalp. Few other donor areas are considered if need
be. It is primarily used to treat male pattern baldness, also
used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, and beard hair, and to
fill in scars caused by accidents and surgery such as facelifts
and previous hair transplants.
Follicular Unit Transplantation [FUT] is a method of choice
at our centre. Under Local anesthesia strip of donor skin
is harvested. The wound is then sutured back together to leave
a linear scar. Donor strip [of scalp tissue] is then cut in
to small pieces of tissue called GRAFTS which are then transplanted
back in to the thinning area of the patients head. Grafts
may contain 1-2-3-4 hairs [follicular units]
50-60 grafts can be placed per square centimeter area on the
recipient site. Attention to the angle and orientation of
the transplanted grafts gives natural look and provide better
coverage to the bald areas.
It is important to note that cause of hail loss or hair weakness
varies in the individuals. Investigating the underlying cause
and medical treatment to strengthen the hairs and hair roots
is very important. To this effect medical treatment is advised
along with the dietary suggestions - foods to be avoided &
foods to be added. This plan helps us to provide better cosmetic
results by improving quality of hairs.
At an initial consultation, the patient's scalp is analyzed.
His / Her preferences and expectations are discussed. He /
She is told about the best approach (e.g. single vs. multiple
sessions) and what results might reasonably be expected.
For several days prior to surgery the patient is advised to
refrains from smoking, using any medicines such as ASPIRIN,
or alcohol, which might result in intraoperative bleeding
and resultant poor "take" of the grafts. Pre-operative
antibiotics are commonly prescribed to prevent wound or graft
For patients who come for consultation, cost is told after
the assessment session is over. Our preference is to tell
best lump sum. If other cosmetic surgery procedures are also
required, quite good concessional deal is worked out.
For patients who cannot come for initial consultation, sends
email to us. They are required to send pictures of the bald
areas and remaining hair bearing areas. Medical history performa
is also required to be filled in detail. Total cost involved
is worked out and intimated.
All patients are required to follow procedure for appointment
As with other cosmetic surgery cases, patients for Hairs Transplantation
are required to send pictures of the bald areas and remaining
hair bearing areas. Medical history performa is also required
to be filled in detail.
Hair transplantation [FUT] is done on an outpatient basis.
The scalp is shampooed and then treated with an antibacterial
solution prior to the donor scalp being harvested. Under local
anesthesia [with mild sedation-optional] strip of skin from
the posterior scalp, in an area of good hair growth is harvested.
The excised strip is about 0.5 - 1.0 inch x 5-11 inches in
size. While closing the resulting wound [Trichophytic closure
- thin linear finer scar], assistants begin to dissect individual
follicular unit grafts from the strip, carefully remove excess
fibrous and fatty tissue while preserving the follicular cells
that will be used for grafting.
Under local anesthesia the hair grafts are transplanted carefully,
keeping attention to the angle and orientation of the transplanted
grafts. This gives natural look and provide better coverage
to the bald areas.