Hair Transplant Surgery

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Hair Transplant Surgery Hair Transplant Surgery was actually developed in the 1930’s, but has changed drastically since its inception especially in the last 20 years.  When most people think of hair transplant surgery they often think of the unrefined hair plugs popular in the 1970’s and 80’s.  However, modern hair transplant techniques have done away with large hair grafts in favor of micro-grafts.  By using micro-grafts and a technique called follicular unit transplantation, hair transplant surgeons can make hair virtually indistinguishable even from a hair salon.

Follicular unit hair transplantation means that a small section of tissue is removed from the donor area and carefully dissected under magnification.  This is where hair transplant surgery becomes less of a science and more of an art form.  Follicular units are not just single hairs, but grow in groups of 2 to 4 hairs, and by maintaining the composition of this unit a modern hair transplant can mimic natural hair growth.  An experienced hair transplant surgeon cannot only keep these follicular units intact, but knows the best placement for each hair.  For example, certain follicular groupings look appropriate at the hairline, while others are best suited for hair loss at the crown of the head.

The keys to look for in hair transplant surgery are: maximizing hair growth, ensuring naturalness, and minimizing potential trauma to the scalp.  When hair transplant surgery is successful the results are just as good as natural hair growth, this is living hair that you can style the same way you would before hair loss occurred.

Typical Minimum Cost of Hair Transplant Surgery (based on national averages):
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Typical Maximum Cost of Hair Transplant Surgery (based on national averages):
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National Average Cost of Hair Transplant Surgery:
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Time Required for Hair Transplant Surgery:
Hair transplant surgery typically takes about 4 hours to perform.
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Is Hair Transplant Surgery an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
Out patient basis

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What are the Side Effects of Hair Transplant Surgery?
Hair transplant surgery can cause minor headaches brought about from tugging and manipulation of the scalp during the transplant procedure, and over-the-counter aspirin can alleviate such headaches.  Some times a small amount of bleeding can occur, also a numbness or tenderness of scalp and a temporary thinning of pre-existing hair.
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How Long do Hair Transplant Surgery results last?
New hair should start to grow within 4 months and keep growing permanently thereafter.
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What is the recovery time for Hair Transplant Surgery?
Micro-grafts are very small transplants which require smaller, less invasive incisions.  This means that most patients can return to normal activities in a matter of days.  However, expect some numbness and soreness after the first week of surgery.
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What else is Hair Transplant Surgery referred to as?
Hair Restoration Surgery, Hair Grafts, Hair Plugs, Hair Transplantation, Follicular Unit Transplantation, FUT
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