Hair Transplant Surgery From Start to Finish, In order to have a successful hair transplant operation, it is important to know the procedures it involves. In this way, you can know what to expect at the end of the operation. In this post, we are going to be explaining a hair transplant surgery from start to finish, which includes everything you need to know about the process.
- Consultation & Planning
A successful hair transplant operation requires individualized planning, because every patient needs different procedures. For instance, while some of the patients experience mild hair loss, the others may have it more severely. Likewise, the hairlines and the overall shape of the hair will also differ from one patient to another. Moreover, not every patient is going to have the same expectations from a hair transplant operation. Taking into account all of these, a hair transplant doctor needs to pay attention to each patient separately.When you consult one of the doctors in our hair transplant facility, first of all you will share your expectations with him/her. Afterwards, the doctor will examine you and tell you about the things you can achieve with a hair transplant. After you come to a conclusion with your doctor, he will determine how he will perform the procedure. In this part, things like the amount of hair grafts that he will transplant or the donor area will become clear. At the end, the doctor will tell you about all the steps of the operation in detail. As a result of this, you will know exactly how the doctor will perform the hair transplant surgery.
- Last Preparations Before the Hair Transplant
Before we start your hair transplant operation in our facility, we will ask you to fill out a consent form. The people who prepare these consent forms are prosecutors, therefore, the forms may be hard to understand. However, you can ask us about the details of the clauses in the consent form. We will make sure that you do not have any questions left before you have your hair transplant.Another important step before the hair transplant operation is the anaesthesia process. Our doctors mainly use two types of anaesthesia: local and general. It is possible to consult your doctor about the type of anaesthesia that you are going to have.
If your doctor applies general anaesthesia, you will be totally unconscious throughout the whole hair transplant operation. Local anaesthesia on the other hand, will just numb the donor area and the transplantation area, but you will be awake.
If you choose local anaesthesia, you can watch a movie or read a book until the doctor finishes the operation. Your doctor will determine which type of anaesthesia is the most suitable for you. Regardless of the anaesthesia type, you will not feel any sort of pain or discomfort during the hair transplant procedure.
- Transplantation Process
The doctors perform a hair transplant operation by extracting hair grafts from one area and transplanting them into the target area. There are two main methods that we apply in order to successfully perform a hair transplant. These methods are: FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and DHI (Direct Hair Implantation). Essentially, both FUE and the DHI aim to achieve the same goal, although their steps slightly differ from one another. Nonetheless, they are still the most popular and advanced hair transplantation methods.
- FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)
In an FUE hair transplant operation, the doctor extracts the hair follicles from the donor area. The most common area that the doctor chooses as the donor area is the back of the neck. Because, the hair follicles on the back of the neck are very durable and they will not shed after the transplantation.After completing the extraction process, the doctor does not implant the hair grafts right away. Instead, he saves them in a special preserving solution which prolongs the life cycle of the hair follicles. The technicians separate the hair grafts according to the number of hair follicles in each graft. Later, when the doctor gathers enough hair grafts, he opens very small channels and implants the grafts in them. Finally, your hair transplant operation is over and you are free to go home.
- DHI (Direct Hair Implantation)
The steps of a DHI hair transplant operation is very similar to an FUE hair transplant. The main difference between the two methods is the extraction process. In comparison with the FUE, the doctors do not save the extracted hair grafts in a DHI hair transplant. Instead of that, they implant the hair grafts right after extraction. As a result of these differences, DHI provides a faster-recovery with a more natural and stronger appearance.
Regardless of the method you choose (FUE or DHI), a hair transplant operation has many advantages. First of all, it is the only permanent solution for hair loss and baldness problems. Second of all, the operation is %100 painless and it does not leave any permanent marks on your scalp. Besides, it is almost impossible to tell the difference between regular hair and transplanted hair. The reason for this is that the transplanted hair is your own natural hair. Therefore, only a hair transplant expert can notice if you have had a hair transplant or not.
You may think that the cost of such an effective operation might be expensive. Quite the contrary, compared to other products, a hair transplant operation cost less money in the long run. Most especially, the prices of the hair transplant operations in our facility are very affordable. The costs of the hair transplant differs from one patient to another. This is because the procedure is individualized and every patient gets a different treatment. Therefore, it would not be right to ask the same price from every patient.
However, you can consult our facility and find out more about our prices. Whatever price we tell you after the consultation, that will be the final price which includes all the procedure costs. Therefore, you will not be facing any surprise fees after your hair transplant operation. Contact us now, and see how you can get high-quality hair transplant services for affordable prices.
How long does a hair transplant operation take?
The duration of the hair transplant depends on the severity of the patient’s hair loss. The operation will naturally last longer if the doctors need to implant more hair grafts. In some cases, you may even need more than one session. However, a hair transplant operation usually takes a few hours.
Will transplanted hair shed again?
The donor area we choose for a hair transplant operation is the back of the neck. And, the hair follicles in this area are extremely hard to shed. Therefore, the transplanted hair will last you long years.
Is a hair transplant operation risky?
The procedure is completely painless and risk free. Unless you have any life-threatening diseases, you should not encounter any issues.