Hair transplant surgery is a cosmetic procedure. People take their hair for granted till they lose it. Hair transplant is a ray of hope for them. Hair loss can lead to lack of self-confidence and body image issues. The surgery helps people in regaining their lost confidence along with a mop of hair.
It is surgery which moves the hair of the patient from an area with abundant hair to the area where hair has thinned or is completely bald. The process to be used is decided by the doctor. One procedure is Follicular unit transplantation and the other is follicular unite extraction also known as FUT and FUE respectively.
In FUT, 6 to 8 inches is removed from the back of the head. It is set aside and scalp is sewed. The area is instantly hidden by the hair around. In FUE, the back of the scalp is shaved and hair follicles are removed one by one. The number and type of graft to be used depends on the type, quality colour and size of the area where the person is getting the graft. The area heals and has got small dots and the existing hair covers it.
The process takes about four to eight hours and depends on the size of the transplant. The scalp is tender after the surgery and pain medications have to be taken for a few days. An antibiotic and an anti-inflammatory may be prescribed as per the requirement. The transplanted hair falls out after 2 to 3 weeks and new hair growth is visible.
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