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Men’s Hair Transplants

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Length: 2-5 hours (depending on the number of grafts used)
Anesthesia: Local plus an oral sedative
In Patient / Out Patient: Out patient (in office)
Potential Side Effects / Risks: Temporary swelling in forehead, tightness in area where grafts were taken.
Principle Benefits: Your own naturally growing hair, undetectable results, heightened self-confidence.

Hair transplantation is our specialty. Hair transplantation is the most common technique in hair loss surgery today. In basic terms, a hair transplant involves transposing hair from the back of the scalp (the donor site) and placing it in the front or mid portion of the scalp where the hair has fallen out. The donor hair is genetically programmed to grow anywhere on the scalp and will not fall out like the hair it is replacing. In other words, the donor hairs are good “seeds” that will grow in areas where the weak “seeds” will not survive.

For men, having a full head of hair in today’s society is an emblem of youth and vitality. Restoring the hair coverage to a man who has lost his hair is a tremendously gratifying experience because the results are so meaningful.

Alopecia (the medical term for hair loss) is an inherited condition like eye color and physical stature. Since this trait is inherited, there is nothing you can do to prevent hair loss. Surgical hair transplantation is the only method to permanently restore your own natural hair. When performing hair transplantation, we use the newest surgical techniques. The principal method for grafting that we employ is called Follicular Unit Extraction. This is a technique in which hair grafts are prepared and grafted in their naturally occurring bundles of one, two, or three hairs per follicular unit. By using this technique, we are able to create a hairline that is virtually undetectable. In some situations, slightly larger grafts are used to provide more density and bulk, but this has always been done behind areas of individual grafts to maintain a completely natural appearance.

A hair transplantation procedure is a highly personal operation and the technique used must be tailored to each individual’s needs and goals. As with all procedures, a detailed consultation with Dr. Carrie A. Houssock is necessary for you to be fully informed about the procedures, alternatives and risks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are many questions patients ask about hair transplants. Visit our page on frequently asked questions about hair restoration surgery to read informative answers from our plastic surgeons.

If you would like to learn more about hair transplantation, please contact our office.