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FOLLICULAR UNIT TRANSPLANT

FOLLICULAR UNIT TRANSPLANT

What is a Follicular Unit Transplant?

A Follicular unit transplant is a surgical procedure that requires extracting a piece of scalp from the donor area. This strip of donor scalp is normally taken from the back of the head and is stitched closed. Micro incisions are created in the area requiring growth, and hair follicles from the donor scalp are then implanted. After the recovery period patients should then begin to experience normal hair growth in the treated area.

What is a Follicular Unit Transplant?

A Follicular unit transplant is a surgical procedure that requires extracting a piece of scalp from the donor area. This strip of donor scalp is normally taken from the back of the head and is stitched closed. Micro incisions are created in the area requiring growth, and hair follicles from the donor scalp are then implanted. After the recovery period patients should then begin to experience normal hair growth in the treated area.

What to Expect from a Follicular Unit Transplant

Patients can expect to be administered anesthesia before beginning the procedure. On average, a Follicular unit transplant will take between four and seven hours to complete.

Patients should have an adult ready to drive them home to begin recovery as this is an outpatient procedure.

While recovery times will be different for everyone, most patients will begin to feel better ten to fourteen days after the procedure. Strenuous activities and direct sunlight should be avoided during recovery.

The longevity of results will depend on many factors including age, the laxity of the skin, and genetics. You can generally expect long lasting results with a Follicular unit transplant.

Please remember that these are general guidelines and some people may need less or more time for a full recovery. You should work directly with the plastic surgeon who completed your procedure for specific instructions.

What to Expect from a Follicular Unit Transplant

Patients can expect to be administered anesthesia before beginning the procedure. On average, a Follicular unit transplant will take between four and seven hours to complete.

Patients should have an adult ready to drive them home to begin recovery as this is an outpatient procedure.

While recovery times will be different for everyone, most patients will begin to feel better ten to fourteen days after the procedure. Strenuous activities and direct sunlight should be avoided during recovery.

The longevity of results will depend on many factors including age, the laxity of the skin, and genetics. You can generally expect long lasting results with a Follicular unit transplant.

Please remember that these are general guidelines and some people may need less or more time for a full recovery. You should work directly with the plastic surgeon who completed your procedure for specific instructions.

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Follicular Unit Transplant Benefits

Some of the major benefits of a Follicular unit transplant include maximum fullness when compared to other hair replacement options, a shorter surgery time, and lower costs than the FUE process. For many of our patients, a Follicular Unit Transplant has increased their confidence and self-image due to a more youthful appearance.

Follicular Unit Transplant Benefits

Some of the major benefits of a Follicular unit transplant include maximum fullness when compared to other hair replacement options, a shorter surgery time, and lower costs than the FUE process. For many of our patients, a Follicular Unit Transplant has increased their confidence and self-image due to a more youthful appearance.

Follicular Unit Transplant Risks

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. Immediately after the procedure, some patients may experience feeling groggy or nauseous. These are normal side effects of the anesthesia. There is also the risk of complication related to infection.

If you are experiencing any major side effects, contact your plastic surgeon immediate or dial 911 if it is a medical emergency.

Other Risks May Include

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Numbness
  • Drainage at site of procedure
  • Follicle swelling

Follicular Unit Transplant Risks

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. Immediately after the procedure, some patients may experience feeling groggy or nauseous. These are normal side effects of the anesthesia. There is also the risk of complication related to infection.

If you are experiencing any major side effects, contact your plastic surgeon immediate or dial 911 if it is a medical emergency.

Other Risks May Include

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Numbness
  • Drainage at site of procedure
  • Follicle swelling

Follicular Unit Transplant FAQ’s

Every surgery is designed for the individual patient needs and desires. Based on a thorough examination and consultation you will be guided to make the decision whether the procedure is right for you.

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