Hair and Eyebrow Transplant
Reason of Application:
Hair loss occurs as a result of aging, hormonal changes and genetics. The rule is the sooner the hair loss starts the more hair loss you will have. Usually the male hair loss is the subject.
Hair loss can also be as a result of burning and trauma. If you and your physician believe that the best solution would be hair transplantation, then you should feel comfortable, because aesthetic surgeons who expertise in this area have been doing it successfully for many years. If you are considering hair transplantation then this page will provide you the necessary information on different procedures. It will not be able to answer all your questions though, because there are many details about your personal situation. Please ask your physician about what you would like to learn about surgery.
The truth about hair loss:
It is usually said that hair loss or as many refer “boldness” occurs as a result of insufficient blood flow to the head, vitamin deficiency, dandruff, using a hat continuously etc. All these theories have been refuted and it is not true that a man at the age of 40 will never loose his hair.
The best candidates for hair transplantation:
Hair transplantation will change your appearance and increase your self confidence. Think about your expectations and discuss them with your physicians before you decide to have a surgery. It is enough for you to know that your healthy hair is used at all hair transplantation surgeries. It is mandatory to have healthy hair on the back and sides of your hair in order to be able to have hair transplantation. It is because the hair that is going to be transplanted will be taken from these areas. Factors such as curly hair, hair color would affect the cosmetic result. There are different techniques of hair transplantation. Sometimes a few are used together. These techniques are punch-graft, mini graft, micro-graft and strip graft.
Hair loss at women:
One of every five women is said to have hair to some degree loss because of hormonal changes, menopause and aging. Women usually have thin hair loss which can not be realized easily and it is not as clear as mens. Some do have more hair loss. Hair transplantation is appropriate for women like that, because mini-graft is a technique to form a dense mass at thinned areas. In order to be able to apply this technique, the patient must have thick hair at the back of the head. Mini-grafts are taken from the back of the head and transplanted to the thinned areas. Hair transplantation is secure if it is done by experienced plastic surgeons.
The plan of the Operation:
Hair transplantation is a personalized treatment method. Consult an experienced surgeon, who will be able to offer you all the alternative surgery techniques, on all kinds of renewal, tissue expansion and transplantation methods. The surgeon will ask you about your life style and your expectations form the surgery at the same time. The possibilities of medical conditions that would cause problems before or after the surgery, uncontrollable blood pressure, blood coagulation or tendency towards excessive wound marks should be investigated by your physician. Let your physician know if you are smoking or if you are using and prescription drugs, for example aspirin affects blood coagulation. If you decide to have a surgery, your physician will inform you about anesthesia, advantages and risks. Do not hesitate to ask your physician any kind of question. Make sure that you understand every aspect and process of the surgery. Consult your physician about what kind of an appearance you will have at the end of each procedure and stage.
Preparation for the Operation:
Your physician will give you information on preparation for the operation. Obeying these will make it easier for your physician. If you are smoking, you should quit a few weeks before surgery. Smoking stops the blood flow to the head and affects rehabilitation. Arrange someone that will take you home after surgery and do not exhaust your self for a few days after surgery.
Where is the operation going to take place?
The surgery usually takes place at the office, outpatient clinic or hospital.
Types of Anesthesia:
The hair transplantation is usually done under local anesthesia independent of the technique. In order to relax the patient, the patient can be given calming drugs. You will not feel any pain during surgery.
Types of hair transplantation Operation:
Hair transplantation surgery is done by removing alive hair from the donor area (back of the head) and transplanting them to the thinned or bold area. Transplanted hair varies depending on the shape and length. The mini and macro grafts that are applied consist of 1-6 hair roots. These grafts are transplanted to the micro-wholes şn the area where hair transplantation is going to be made. The hair that is going to be transplanted is usually between 100-1500 depending on the person.
The hair is cut short before the surgery in order to easy the removal of hair. Your physician will show extra care for the transplanted hair to grow naturally and to avoid the scars at the donor area. We prefer not to apply any kind of bandage.
Tissue Expander surgeries:
Plastic surgeons are leaders of tissue expansion. This method is used to treat the burn injuries and physical disabilities that resulted in skin loss. Its use in hair transplantation dramatically had good results. In this technique, expander that is like a balloon is implanted under the hairy skin close to the bold area. This balloon is pumped with serum (salty water) in particular periods. When there is adequate skin expansion, another procedure is applied to the expanded skin to have it cover the bold area.
This surgery is being applied on the head successfully for the last 20 years. This procedure is used to cover the hairless areas rapidly. The hairless part that is going to be cut off and the hairy part that is going to cover are dependent on the choice of the patient. Part of the hairless skin is removed and hairy skin is put on this area.
The aches, throbbing or tension can be treated by simple drugs. If bandages are used they can be removed after a day. You can wash your head slowly after three days. The first washing is done under the control of the physician. Stitches are removed within 7-10 days. Your physician would like to see you for a few times within the first month after surgery to make sure that your wounds are healing. It is important to consider the advices given by the physician during these sessions.
Getting Back to Normal:
Getting back to normal depends on the length, complexity and type of the surgery. You can get back to your work and daily activities within a few days. Many patients complain that they lose the new growing hair in the next six months. However, this is totally normal and temporary. The hair that is lost will grow back again in 5-6 weeks. Maximum results will be obtained in 8 months.
The next Session:
If you would like to have a fuller image or the bold area is wide, a second hair transplantation surgery can be done again in a year.