|This is also known as Hair restoration /grafting /replacement.It can be done in a male or female adult.Hair transplant is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedure requested by male patients.
Cause of BaldnessApart from other causes main cause of baldness is heredity.
ClassificationMale pattern of baldness is classified into 1-7 grades, grading on the basis severity. Hairs fall from the front and the vertex of the head.
AnaesthesiaThe entire procedure is done under local anaesthesia and the patient is awake and is able to talk with entire team & me during the hair transplantation. We have a facility of TV in the Clinic, and the patient watches his favourite channel on television & Patient can move around, eat, drink & enjoy music in between the surgery is done. 4 to 6 or more people work at the same time.
LengthIt takes 5 to 8 hours for a sitting.
ProcedureHair is taken from the sides and back of the head (because in this area hair fall does not occur as this area is not affected by baldness's gene) surgically by making an incision in scalp take a strip of scalp along with hair graft & closed with suture, and these hairs are transplanted to the bald area by Follicular Unit Transplant Technique (FUT) and single hair grafts.
Hairs are arranged in the scalp in Follicular units or groups of 1 or 2, or more hairs. In the Follicular Unit Transplant Technique (FUT), these hair follicles are harvested from the donor area and are transplanted into the bald areas.
One or more sittings of Hair transplant may be required, depending on the severity and extend of baldness. A maximum Follicle Grafts transplanted in one sitting are 4000 and if required, the next sitting can be done after 6-8 months. Anyone with large areas of baldness can do repeated sessions of hair transplant.
ResultThe transplanted hair looks just like normal hair and is permanent, grows normally, needs hair cut. As per the personal habits Shampoo and oil can be applied & they can be combed in the way of your choice. The donor area is not visible. The patient goes home on the same day of operation.
The operation is done on the scalp outside the skull bone and the brain is inside the skull, and there are no adverse effects on brain due to hair transplantation.
In the post operative period Minoxidil is applied locally along with oral medicines.
Other AreaHair transplant is also done over moustache, beard and eye brows.