A considerable number of men, especially those over the age of 40, suffer from thinning hair, but it is a condition that affects a fair number of women as well. Hair transplant surgery is the procedure often chosen to correct hair loss. Hair that is transplanted generally looks and feels natural, and the procedure is a relatively painless one.
About Hair transplant surgery
Hair transplant surgery is an effective procedure that can be used to replace one’s lost hair. Hair is removed from a donor site, which is typically at the back or sides of the head, and then transplanted to the bald or thinning areas.
Hair transplant surgery is generally done on an outpatient basis, under local anesthesia. There are different techniques that can be used for hair grafting, but your plastic surgeon will determine which one is right for you.
Patients will experience some swelling and bruising, and possibly numbness. Dressings or bandages may be needed for up to 2 days after surgery. Most surgeries are successful, but final results can take up to 9 months.
Is hair transplant surgery right for you?
It is always important to have realistic expectations about surgery, and to discuss these with your plastic surgeon. Hair transplant surgery involves removing existing hair, so since new hair is not being created, therefore patients should not expect to end up with a full head of hair (read more).
Nevertheless, if you have thinning hair, and also have adequate hair on the back and sides of the head, you are likely to be a good candidate for the procedure.
If you reside in Miami, Florida and are considering hair transplant surgery, then be sure to contact Dr. Adam Rubinstein. Dr. Rubinstein has offices in Aventura, and he is one of the leading plastic surgeons in Miami.