Hair Transplant: Intervention Techniques and Results
Hair transplantation, or rather autotransplantation, is one of the most requested cosmetic surgery operations, as it represents the right and definitive solution to baldness.Thanks to the greater interest shown in the physical appearance and aesthetics in general, both by women who, especially by men, hair transplantation represents today one of the most requested Aesthetic Surgery interventions, as it represents the right and definitive solution to baldness. Let's explore the various stages of the intervention and the directions to follow later.
Hair transplant? How it is done and what are the techniques
First of all, it should be specified that it is an autotransplant: the follicular units that are transplanted, in fact, always belong to the patient, there is no graft extraneous to the organism in question.
The procedure is relatively very simple: the aforementioned follicular units (small groups of hair of varying numbers) are removed, with special surgical instruments, from a predisposed donor area (usually the nape and temporal areas) and then re-grafted into the receiving area that needs hair thickening.
There are two different techniques to perform this type of transplant: the first and now almost outdated FUT or Strip, and the more innovative FUE.
What are the differences between the FUT technique and the FUE?
The substantial difference between the two methods concerns the sampling phase: while in the FUT technique an entire lozenge of tissue was taken, destined to be entirely sectioned to obtain the bulbs to be transplanted, in the FUE the follicular units are already taken individually by means of the so-called punches , small circular scalpels, and therefore ready for insertion into the small holes created specifically, in both cases, with a particular micro-blade.
Another big difference between the two techniques is represented by the so-called "smile" scar that the Strip leaves as opposed to the FUE, which instead does not cause any permanent marks. Precisely for this reason, FUT can be considered a somewhat outdated method, gradually but now totally replaced by single follicular extraction.
Does the hair transplant work?
Self-transplantation can be the right and above all definitive solution to combat baldness, both male and female. Unlike the temporary treatments, supplements and various palliatives that are often offered to those suffering from baldness and therefore thinning, the transplant is the right tool to concretely and substantially solve hair loss and the annoying imperfection that it entails. .
It is a surgical redistribution of the follicular units, practically a displacement of small groups of hair from a high-density area, in favor of a thinner and much less thick area instead.
What type of anesthesia does the hair transplant involve?
The operation is relatively very simple, very minimally invasive and does not present any type of side effect; it occurs in analgesia, that is a light anesthesia, identical to that used routinely in small dental procedures and therefore very simple to metabolize and dispose of.
It does not require special care in the post-operative period, but only a series of simple instructions to follow to favor the correct engraftment of the grafts.
The only drawback is perhaps the timing: since it is a micro-surgery it requires a lot of precision and detail, and therefore inevitably time, but we believe it is the minimum "price" to pay in exchange for a good job and a very satisfactory result for your image.
Who is the hair transplant for?
As mentioned earlier, hair transplantation does not present any complications or side effects, so any healthy individual can potentially undergo this type of surgery.
I emphasize "potentially" because in reality, in addition to the routine tests that are prescribed to the patient to assess his health, other aspects must also be evaluated.
The age of the patient: at an age that is too young it would not make much sense to face this type of intervention, due to a situation that is certainly not very stable and therefore destined to get even worse; unless there is a very severe thinning or a very strong trauma, it is advisable to wait at least 20 years of age.
The patient's history, the inheritance of the case and also, the availability of follicular units.