Hair may fall out for various reasons. Stress, diseases, nutritional irregularities, sedentary life and genetic factors can cause hair loss. Temporary hair loss can be stopped with the appropriate treatment method. However, there is no treatment for male pattern hair loss. Male pattern hair loss can be slowed down for a while with additional treatments, but can never be stopped. Hair transplantation is the only solution for permanent male pattern hair loss. So, how is a hair transplant done? Everything you wonder about the hair transplant operation is in this article. Enjoyable readings…
The hair transplant process begins with the tests and transplant planning on the day of the operation. First of all, the necessary tests are done to the patient. As a result of these tests, it is determined whether the patient is suitable for hair transplantation. The operation is performed under local anesthesia. Thanks to local anesthesia, no pain is felt during the operation. Operation time depends on the number of grafts to be transplanted. Hair transplant operations take an average of 6 – 8 hours.
How is a Hair Transplant Done: Hair Transplant Process
How is a hair transplant done? Hair transplantation process is divided into 3 basic stages. These are before hair transplantation, hair transplant operation and after hair transplantation.
1. Before Hair Transplantation
It is very important before hair transplantation for a successful and comfortable operation. Tests are performed on the patient before hair transplantation. If the patient’s health condition is suitable for hair transplantation, the planning step is started. The hair structure of the patient is analyzed in planning. The degree of hair loss is determined and the front hairline is designed for the patient. Then the patient is prepared for the operation.
The front hairline is the factor that most affects the naturalness of the operation. Therefore, when designing the front hairline, attention should be paid to the patient’s face shape, hair structure, gender and wishes. To achieve a natural look, the hairline should be protruding. The hairline that goes straight will not look natural.
Hairline design in our hospital is made by team members who are specialized in this field. When designing the hairline, we pay attention to the patient’s facial features and special requests. Then, by calculating the golden ratio, we design the hairline that best suits the person.
For the patient to have a successful operation, some issues should be considered before the operation. Before the operation:
• We recommend that you wear easily removable clothing on the day of the operation. You can choose loose or buttoned clothes.
• Smoking decreases the oxygen rate in the blood and increases the risk of complications that may occur during the operation. For this reason, you should have stopped smoking a while before the operation.
• Aspirin, painkillers or vitamin pills can negatively affect the operation process. For this reason, you should not use any medication without consulting your doctor before the operation. If you use regular medication, you should inform your doctor before the operation.
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2. Hair Transplant Operation
How is a hair transplant done? The operation is performed under local anesthesia. In this way, no pain is felt during the operation. The patient is awake throughout the operation. If the patient has a fear of needles, sedation can be applied to relax the patient.
The operation process may vary depending on the technique used. Hair transplantation is carried out in 3 basic stages. Harvesting hair follicles, creating incisions and transplanting hair follicles.
Harvesting Hair Follicles
The first stage of the operation is the collection of grafts. At this stage, hair follicles are collected with the FUE method. After the hair follicles are collected, the donor area is bandaged. Then the collected grafts are made ready for hair transplantation.
This stage is the stage of opening channels to balding areas so that the collected grafts can be transplanted. At this stage, the most important thing is to open the channels in the right angle and direction. This operation is necessary for the results to appear natural.
Transplanting Hair Follicles
The last stage of the hair transplant operation is the placement of the hair follicles. At this stage, hair follicles collected from the donor area are placed.