When talking about hair transplants there is a lot that people don’t understand. The word “transplant” sometimes makes people believe that we can take hair from another person’s head and place it on their own, but that’s not really possible. It also leads to people thinking that transplants can be done on anyone, regardless of how much hair you have left on your scalp. This is also not true.
When you begin to notice your hair thinning or your hairline receding, one of the first things people wonder is how much hair they are going to lose and how fast is it going to happen. Unfortunately, these questions are hard to answer as most of the time hair loss is genetic and it can’t always be predicted.
One of the most important things you can do when choosing a doctor is make sure that you feel that person has your best interests in mind.
Throughout our website we provide information regarding every aspect of the hair transplant process. From what to expect during your consultation and what questions to ask, all the way through the recovery process and how long until you see the results of your surgery. But we realize that it may not always be easy to find that information that you’re looking for, regardless of how well the content is organized.
For years, speaking openly about hair transplants was a rarity—unless it was as the butt of some bad joke. Though millions dreamed about reviving the locks of their youth, the stigma attached to plastic surgery and fear of receiving pluggy results held many back from seriously considering the procedure.
Thanks to today’s advanced medical technology, we’ve all heard miraculous stories about life-saving organ transplants. Occasionally, these transplants involve the recipient receiving the donor tissue from their own body, such as skin or blood . However, the vast majority of stories involve the donor organ coming from someone else.
It’s intimidating for anyone to go under-the-knife. After all, there are always potential health risks including infection, scarring or adverse reactions—even for minor surgical procedures.
But when it comes to hair transplant procedures specifically, what other complications could arise? Can a hair transplant procedure actually fail? And if they can, how can patients ensure they only receive the best results?
First thing’s first: Undergoing a hair transplant surgery is an incredibly safe procedure. Still, every invasive surgery—no matter how minimal—has potential risks. However, by choosing a professional, high quality hair transplant center and educating yourself, rest assured that your procedure will be both safe and successful.
Hair transplants have been around since their humble beginnings in 1930’s Japan where surgeons performed eyebrow and eyelash grafts on returning Japanese soldiers who had sustained facial injuries during the war.
Over the next 90 or so years, advancements in technology and medical break-throughs made natural-looking hair transplants a reality for millions of men suffering from male pattern baldness.