Hair transplant surgery is surgery that is performed to restore hair to areas of the scalp that are bald or that have thinning hair. There are multiple types of hair transplant procedures. Most commonly, these involve hair transplantation, but flap surgery, tissue expansion of the scalp and scalp reduction surgery, are also methods used for hair replacement. Each of these types of surgeries can be used alone, or in combination, to provide the provide with best possible outcome for hair replacement.
Hair transplantation involves removing small pieces of hair-bearing scalp from a donor site usually at the back of the head and using them as grafts to be relocated to a bald or thinning area of the scalp.
If you and your surgeon have discussed that hair transplant surgery is the best option for you, you can feel comfortable knowing that board certified plastic surgeons have been sucessfully performing these types of procedures for more than ten years.
The truth about hair loss
Baldness is often blamed on poor circulation to the scalp, vitamin deficiences, dandruff and even excessive hat wearing. All these theories have been disproved. It’s also untrue that hair loss can be determined by looking at your maternal grandfather or that 40-year old men who haven’t lost their hair will never lose it.
Hair loss is primarily due to:
- A change in hormones
- A family history of baldness