How long does a hair restoration surgery take?
Will my surgery be noticeable?
Mild scabbing in the grafted area will be present for 7-10 days. Carefully following post-operative instructions can minimize this. Hats or visors are worn home from the procedure and are safe to continue to wear.
Is my procedure guaranteed?
As long as you follow your physician’s instructions, your graft growth should exceed 98%. Any grafts that do not grow will be replaced without charge provided there is adequate donor hair available. Photos are taken of the grafted area to document the location of the grafts.
Is the procedure painful?
Pain is minimal and short lived post operatively. Prior to surgery, oral medication is provided to ameliorate pain. At the time of surgery, topical cream and local anesthetics are applied. Vibrators are used to distract pain sensors. Post operatively the patient is provided with oral medications for home use.
Is the procedure safe?
Yes. There is no danger from intravenous or general anesthesia. Only oral sedation and local anesthesia are used. Since the scalp alone is involved in the surgery, complications are rare and usually easily dealt with.
How much “Down Time” is involved?
The surgery usually takes several hours to perform. Depending on the rigorousness of your activities, most people return to light activity within 48-72 hours. In FUT patients, they are encouraged to maintain a light schedule, i.e. no heavy straining for 7 days.
How does a hair transplant work?
Is transplanted hair more delicate?
Can hair be transplanted into areas other than the scalp?
Yes. Our clinic can transplant hair into eyebrows, mustaches and beards. The transplanted hair blends in well with existing hair and is as permanent as the hair in the donor area. Beard hair extractions can be performed to move hair into areas of need.