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Do you suffer from Hair Loss or Baldness? Imagine if you could make one decision, and see actual hair growth once again. That decision is Hair Transplant at Tamira Plastic Surgery, Chennai.

Hair transplant is a surgical treatment. In HT, a surgeon transplants healthy hair follicles from donor site to the recipient site. The hair loss affected area in your body is the recipient site.

Hair transplantation is a vast topic. This article covers the most important hair transplant questions that patients ask.

The idea is to make you understand all aspects of HT Surgery. So you can decide if you must opt for hair transplants or not.

What is Hair Transplant? And what are the different types?

How much does Hair Transplant cost? Can I see some Before and After Images of other Hair Transplant patients?

Am I an ideal hair transplant candidate? And what results can I expect from this procedure?

Is Hair Transplant Permanent? Does it have any side effects? And how long is the recovery process?

Can I get hair transplants into my beard area, moustache area or eyebrow area?

Can Women undergo hair transplant too? How do I choose a good hair transplant doctor?

Bonus: Post Hair Transplant Timeline

What is hair transplantation?

Let us start with the most asked hair transplant question. How many hair transplant procedures are there? The technique of transplanting follicles from one region of the body to another is common in all. The difference lies in techniques of harvesting follicles.

Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness affects 50% of men over 50

The four most common procedures are

  • Strip Harvesting
  • FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction
  • FUT or Follicular Unit Transplant
  • Robotic Hair Restoration

Robotic Hair Restoration is a new technique. It employs the use of cameras and a robotic arm to assist a hair transplant surgeon during the procedure.

In strip harvesting, the surgeon dissects a little strip of hair follicles from a donor site. The difference between the two techniques of hair transplants is in harvesting follicles.

In FUE, the surgeon harvests individual follicular units of 1 to 4 hairs from the donor site. In FUT, the surgeon extracts a longer linear strip of hair from the donor site. This is then manually dissected into smaller grafts.

Strip vs Follicular Harvesting

Now that you understand the difference in techniques, it must be obvious.

Strip Harvesting treatment is a faster procedure.

Not only that, it is also cheaper than follicular harvesting. But it lacks the amazing results that follicular techniques ensure.

Lets look at some more differences. Hair Transplant FUE produces many, unnoticeable scars. Strip procedure produces a single scar that may be hidden under the hairline. The transplant process requires two operations. One obtains the follicular units, while other implants the grafts.

Hair Transplant Surgery Close Up

Close up of Hair Transplant Procedure

Procedure Comparison

A surgeon can perform harvesting and implanting in a single session. But this is based on feasibility. In both techniques, the surgeon cleans the patient’s scalp with a disinfectant solution.

Patient’s are given a local anaesthetic. This typically consists of lidocaine with epinephrine.  It aids in numbing the treatment area of the scalp and helps control the bleeding.

Your surgeon will make incision to cut vertically into the scalp. He/She will then harvest donor hair without hurting the follicular units. Incisions are usually only so deep that harvesting entire follicular unit is possible.

In strip harvesting, your surgeon harvests a small strip of donor tissues. These are then divides into individual follicular unit grafts. The surgeon then closes the donor site using stitches or small staples.

Using a small needle or blade, the surgeon makes an incision into the recipient area. They then place the transplants in a random pattern. You doctor may try to recreate natural hair angles and directions. This ensures that the hair looks as close to original as possible.

Healing & Recovery

The treatment areas heal in several days after the procedure. Human scalps have a large number of vessels. After the treatment, surrounding tissue begins nourishing the transplanted follicles.

In both strip & follicular treatments, you can return to work the next day. Almost all daily activities are allowed. But avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for 7 to 12 days or as your surgeon advises.

Most transplanted hairs are going to fall off after 2 to 4 weeks of treatment. But he follicles themselves will stay. Both transplant techniques may need follow-up surgeries, depending on extent of hair loss.

FUT vs FUE Hair Transplant

If you prefer follicular harvesting over strip harvesting, then there are 2 options. One is FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). The other is FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant).

Both of these popular hair restoration procedures are minimally invasive. Both can correct hair loss. And both can give recipients thicker, fuller hair to boost attractiveness and self-confidence.

Both hair transplant types work very well for most people. Typically, men undergo hair transplant more often than women. Yet, sometimes women can also experience hair fall for a variety of reasons.

Some of which are genetics, health problems, hormone shifts. Women who suffer hair loss from such conditions opt for hair transplants too. In FU, the surgeon takes every follicular unit right from the scalp, individually. There isn’t a strip of tissue which is extracted.

Also, the surgeon removes hair follicles in a way that is random. This ensures lower density within the donor area. When performed correctly, there is minimal to null evidence of a procedure on the donor area.

This is great for those who want a thicker look, without signs of cosmetic surgery showing at the donor area. FUE is an intricate procedure. And there is a question of how many grafts the surgeon can harvest in one session.

The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery confirms this intricacy. According to them, it is what makes FUE hair transplant a tedious procedure – for both patient and surgeon. In FUT hair transplant, a patient’s hair is transplanted in small groups of 1 – 4 hairs.

Surgical Suite

State-of-the-art surgical suite at Tamira, Chennai

The groups are naturally-occurring. These units also feature oil glands known as sebaceous glands. Besides the glands, they have a compact muscle, nerves and vellus hairs that are very fine.

Pros and Cons

Let’s come to the pros and cons of each type of hair transplant procedure. FUE hair transplants leave no visible linear scarring in the donor region of the body. It’s thus a good choice for people who do not want a visible scar.

Every cosmetic procedure has its drawbacks. FUE can sometimes have greater odds of damage to grafts, as compared to FUT. It is can be hard to grab the full follicular unit, since grafts are attached to the base of surrounding tissue. This results in a decrease of density.

The advantages of FUT are high follicular unit graft yields and high-quality grafts. Grafts are also less fragile than in FUE. Your surgeon may recommend consecutive FUT preocedures. This will also fix the scar from your first procedure.

You will end up with only one scar when it’s all over, rather than a whole bunch. FUT can also tend to cost less than FUE but this depends on where you live and your surgeon’s skill and experience.

FUT also comes with its own drawbacks. According to Wikipedia, it requires a longer recovery time as compared to FUE. And FUT leaves a long, linear scar at the site where the donor strip is harvested.

Which treatment is best?

Lets set the comparisons of individual hair transplant techniques aside. We need to assert that, which technique is more suitable to which patient depends on a host of factors.

Some of these can be degree of hair loss or baldness, reason for hair loss, medical history & lifestyle.

Hence it is often bet advised to meet a hair transplant surgeon for a personal consultation.

Your surgeon can help you decide which technique is best for you. You can base your decision on factors & convenience.

Tip: Assess your degree of hair loss. Calculate how many grafts you approximately need, try our hair transplant calculator.

Candidacy

Lots of people are candidates for this form of surgery. But, surgeons proceed with caution before they approve candidates who are under the age of 18.

Younger folks are vetted before being considered, if they are approved at all. So, age is a factor.

Another factor is the general health of the patient. For example, a surgeon will look at medical history & health conditions. He/she will then decide if it’s safe to perform the procedure.

During HT Procedure

Our Team of Board Certified Surgeons performing Hair Transplant

Sometimes, a candidate may need to resolve existing health issues first. Then the surgeon approves them for surgery. Also, patients must have strong immunity to allow them to heal after their operations.

Doctors prefer to perform hair transplants on patients who live healthy lifestyles. Follow a healthy diet with moderate exercise and practice stress management. These will boost your odds of getting an OK.

A surgeon will also look at your degree of hair loss and how much donor hair you have available.  As you can see, there are some variables.

Getting a consultation from a cosmetic surgeon will be the best way to see if you’re a viable candidate. A surgeon will know if this procedure is right for you.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Anyone over 18 with thinning hair or baldness and a healthy immune system is a good candidate. The doctor will conduct an initial consultation and then let you know if you are vsuitable. Most people are.

Scalp During Hair Transplant

Scalp shot of a hair transplant patient during procedure

The surgeon will need to assess your general health. The doctor will consider your age and other factors. Then he/she may decide if you’re a good candidate for a hair transplant.

It is all about protecting you and ensuring that you’re strong enough to heal from the operation. Once you’ve found a board-certified surgeon you like, you’ll be ready to book a consultation.

While you will need the “OK” from your cosmetic surgeon, most men are good candidates. Besides, women get these procedures when they experience hair loss. This could be for a host of reasons, from hormone shifts to genetics and beyond.

Before and After

Not everyone who undergoes a procedures will achieve the same results. Its best not to set any unrealistic expectations based on before after images. Try to set realistic expectations only after a consultation with a surgeon.

It’s also important to appreciate a surgeon’s style. The amount of grafts which are agreed upon will also impact results.

For more before and after images visit our before after section.

Expectations

Patients have their results double from six months to twelve months. Grafts grow at different rates, depending on the patient, since everyone responds differently.

Most patients experience good hair growth by the six-month period after the procedure. At the one-year mark, before and after photos usually show excellent results.

As you can see, you need to be patient. Your patience will yield rewards only if you take proper care of yourself. Follow all self-care recommendations from your doctor.

In which case, you should have much thicker hair within six months to a year after your operation.

Side Effects

First off, a hair transplant is a surgical procedure. So like every other type of surgery, this too comes with risk. When you sign on for a hair transplant, your surgeon will let you know of all risks before you sign your consent form.

The main risks with this form of surgery are hemorrhage and infections. Hemorrhage is something that can occur as a side effect of the grafting process.

Also, you may experience thinning. This is temporary after your procedure. This type of hair loss is shedding and it is also called shock loss.

Another possible side effect of hair transplants is itching. Scarring and cysts are also possibilities. You may also suffer from bleeding and swelling. In general, these cosmetic procedures are very safe and don’t cause many side effects.

If side effects do occur, they aren’t severe and they don’t last for long. There is always the risk of more severe side effects. Prospective candidates for hair transplants need to know this.

Also, bad design is a risk, so choose your surgeon with care. Selecting a board-certified surgeon with good experience is a good option. This way, you can boost your odds of great results that you are happy with. And minimize the risk of surgery and the side-effects.

Recovery

Recovery from hair transplant procedure can vary from patient to patient. In general, most people need three to four days to heal.

This 3 – 4 day period concurs with an article from National Health Service UK. According to NHS, patients may get on with their lives and resume their typical daily activities after 3 – 4 days.

After the 3 – 4 day healing process is finished, the hair follicles are under the scalp. Infection risk is quite low at this point. AAny discomfort which relates to the operation should also ease by then.

Downtime, Self Care & Healing

With this in mind, you should plan some downtime after your operation. It might be three days or it might be a week. It depends on your schedule. Be sure to take time to rest and heal after your hair transplant.

It’s important to be kind to yourself. Although you should find that the recovery process is not too demanding. Your surgeon will recommend self-care techniques. This will help you to feel as good as possible right after surgery.

Scabs from a hair transplant tend to start falling off after a week to ten days. If you undergo FUE or FUT hair transplant, then you will need to wash your scalp. Use a very gentle shampoo like baby shampoo or what your doctor advices.

Right after your procedure, you may need to take medications to manage discomfort. You doctor can recommend ointments or antibacterial solutions to remove crusts from grafts.

Avoid scratching or hitting your head. Nothing should touch your head during recovery. Except when you are touching it to perform aftercare as directed by your surgeon. You should also drink plenty of fluids and stay away from sugar and salt. Sleep with two pillows to keep your head in an upright position.

Hair Transplant Cost

The cost for hair transplant in India depends on number of grafts required & cost per graft. Likewise the cost of a beard hair transplant also depends on number of grafts required.

There isn’t a fixed price as the amount of transplanted hair varies from person to person. The more the grafts, the higher the price tag.

Also, the skill and talent of a surgeon impacts how much they charge. Naturally, the best surgeons are able to get more money for their services. This procedure is cosmetic. So most medical insurance plans are unlikely to cover it.

Try and opt for a highly experienced and well-rated surgeon. Board-certified surgeons typically have hospital privileges. These types of surgeons are the cream of the crop and it’s worth your time to find a board-certified surgeon.

The services of this type of surgeon may be pricier. But it’s safe to say that great hair transplant results are well worth paying for. But, there are variables which affect the price of these procedures. So take your time to analyse and decide.

You’ll need the services of surgeon who offers a hair transplant for a price that you can afford.

6 months after results

6 months after hair transplant at Tamira

Hair Growth

After a hair transplant, you’ll need to wait for new hair regrowth. Optimal results begin to show within four months to one year. Hair transplants should become coarser, fuller and thicker.

How quick the hair growth happens may depend on the type of hair transplant that you had. For example with FUE, hair transplants will grow upwards as one hair.

Later, it will become a double or triple hair, depending on what was present before the procedure. Hair transplant results are generally very good. To see what we mean, just Google some “before and after” pictures of people who have had these types of procedures.

Permanence

Hair transplants are permanent solutions to the problem of baldness and thinning hair. Some people don’t get any other procedures after their hair transplants.

Certain people opt for PRP hair fall treatment or laser hair therapy afterwards. But this depends on the advice of their cosmetic surgeon. These non-surgical procedures assist with the solidification of hair follicles which were transplanted.

They also help to slow down hair loss in non-transplanted hair follicles. Speak with your surgeon to find out what he or she recommends for after your own hair transplant.

The healthy follicles which were transplanted grow hair on their own. This is why hair transplant is effective in filling in sparse bald areas and giving a thicker hair look.

The new, transplanted follicles grow hair. Exactly like your non-transplanted hair follicles did before baldness.

Facial Hair Transplant

A facial hair transplant restores hair to parts of the face where hair growth has slowed down or stopped.

beard hair transplant

Beard Hair Transplant can completely restore facial hair

Many men wish to restore hair to their mustache, goatee, cheeks, sideburns or full beards. Besides, this type of procedure may be utilized to hide scars from acne or other forms of facial scars.

Facial hair loss has a variety of causes. Some men can lose facial hair due to genetics. Others can lose hair as a result of prior laser hair removal which they later regret.

Other common causes of facial hair loss include burns, injuries, surgery or electrolysis. Some patients need more hair restoration than others.

Mustache & beard transplant is apt for regions where hair growth isn’t adequate . It’s about adding a fuller facial hair look in general. Men need between 350 to 500 grafts to restore fullness to their mustaches.

Adding a thicker, visually-appealing look to their goatees required 600 to 700 grafts. For sideburns, an average graft amount varies between 200 and 250 grafts.

With the cheek beard area, 1500 to 2000 grafts are generally performed. Usually, a single procedure sitting is enough. Yet, some people do need a second sitting.

Eyebrow Hair Transplant

An excellent hаіr transplant рrосеdurе to thе ѕсаlр саn frаmе an aged-appearing face. Likewise, strong еуеbrоwѕ саn frаmе аn eye tо make it lооk mоrе аttrасtіvе аnd rejuvenated.

Eуеbrоw hair trаnѕрlаntѕ hаvе bеgun to соmе іntо vоguе. Since the tесhnіquеѕ аnd rеfіnеmеntѕ have соntіnuеd tо сrеаtе bеttеr аnd bеttеr rеѕultѕ thаt аrе ѕеаmlеѕѕlу natural аnd еаѕу to саrе fоr.

Before a ѕurgісаl trеаtmеnt саn bе undеrtаkеn fоr thе еуеbrоwѕ, іt is іmроrtаnt tо undеrѕtаnd whаt mау cause hаіr lоѕѕ іn thе еуеbrоw rеgіоn. This may рrесludе or рrеvеnt trаnѕрlаntаtіоn thеrе.

Onе of the mоѕt соmmоn reasons fоr nееd оf eyebrow trаnѕрlаntаtіоn іѕ оvеrрluсkіng. Especially by a fеmаlе, wіth the hаіr never grоwіng back. Fоrtunаtеlу, this is оnе оf the most fаvоrаblе соndіtіоnѕ for еуеbrоw hаіr trаnѕрlаntаtіоn wіth tурісаllу еxсеllеnt results.

Eyebrow Transplants

Eyebrow Hair Transplants restore completely restore hair loss in brows

Dіѕеаѕеѕ ѕuсh аѕ аlоресіа areata, whісh is a tуре оf аutоіmmunе-bаѕеd (or at lеаѕt thаt іѕ what is ѕресulаtеd) hаіr lоѕѕ іѕ not a favorable соndіtіоn.

Sіnсе hаіr grаft ѕurvіvаl is vаrіаblе аnd rеасtіvаtіоn of dіѕеаѕе may lеаd tо lоѕѕ оf thе trаnѕрlаntеd grаftѕ оvеr time. Othеr соndіtіоnѕ ѕuсh аѕ a lоw thyroid lеvеl саn predispose toward lоѕѕ of hair іn thе оutеr parts of the еуеbrоw. But this mау bе rеvеrѕіblе with medical therapy аlоnе.

So, іf thіѕ раttеrn іѕ оbѕеrvеd, it mау bе wіѕе tо start wіth some lаbоrаtоrу tests. Eyebrow hair transplants іnvоlvе tаkіng the finest оnе-hаіr grаftѕ frоm the bасk оf thе head.

Tурісаllу nеаr thе nесk аrеа оr in the tеmрlе whеrе they аrе finer through a vеrу ѕhоrt іnсіѕіоn оf a few сеntіmеtеrѕ. And thеn dіѕѕесtіng thеm іntо individual grаftѕ fоr trаnѕрlаntаtіоn.

Thе sites that wіll hоld thе nеw hаіrѕ are сrеаtеd in a ѕhаре thаt rеѕеmblеѕ a nаturаl еуеbrоw. Tурісаllу, thе mасrо ѕhаре іѕ ѕuсh thаt thеrе іѕ a thicker сlub іn thе роrtіоn nеаr thе nose tареrіng to a gеntlе аrс near thе оutеr temple.

In the оld dауѕ, thе реаk wаѕ placed nеаr thе lаtеrаl limbus (the оutеr раrt of thе іrіѕ). But today thе hеіght of the peak of thе brоw іѕ centered a bіt fаrthеr оut. Sоmеwhеrе between the lаtеrаl limbus аnd thе lаtеrаl canthus (whеrе thе uрреr and lower eyelids join).

The brоw thеn tареrѕ dоwnwаrd a bіt from thеrе. For men the brоwѕ can bе thісkеr аnd lоngеr wіth a less dеfіnеd реаk and tареr, although іt still dоеѕ tареr tоwаrd the оutѕіdе.

Thе eyebrow hairs themselves must be оrіеntеd tо mаtсh a natural eyebrow. Tоwаrd thе іnѕіdе thе сlub ѕhаре fаnѕ in an arc аnd then mоvеѕ tоwаrd the tеmрlе by rеѕеmblіng a fіѕhtаіl ѕhаре оr some саll it саѕсаdіng dоmіnоеѕ.

Thеѕе аnglеѕ muѕt bе еxtrеmеlу flаt tо lооk nаturаl. Uѕіng “соrоnаl” ѕіtеѕ іn whісh thе blade іѕ аnglеd parallel with thе ѕkіn ѕurfасе rather thаn perpendicular саn help ассоmрlіѕh this task.

Hоwеvеr, hairs transplanted frоm thе back оf the hеаd will tурісаllу grоw faster than a nоrmаl еуеbrоw. And need trіmmіng еvеrу week to two wееkѕ fоr орtіmаl aesthetic appearance. At times аftеr a year tо two, a соndіtіоn known аѕ “recipient dominance” mау occur.

Wherein, thе ѕkіn оf thе eyebrow аrеа influences the transplanted grаftѕ tо ѕlоw dоwn іn their grоwth rаtе. They do this to match the growth rate of thе nаturаl eyebrow hairs. Although this іѕ nоt a guаrаntее, іt іѕ соmmоnlу оbѕеrvеd.

Sometimes a ѕесоnd hаіr transplant іѕ necessary for bеѕt rеѕultѕ since the hаіrѕ саn be mоrе tіghtlу расkеd аftеr a ѕесоnd session. This іѕ nоt аlwауѕ nесеѕѕаrу thоugh, but a рrоѕресtіvе patient should bе аwаrе оf thіѕ роѕѕіbіlіtу.

Choosing thе right ѕurgеоn tо реrfоrm еуеbrоw hаіr trаnѕрlаnt fоr you іnvоlvеѕ fіndіng ѕоmеоnе wіth knоwlеdgе and skill. So they can сrеаtе aesthetically рlеаѕіng аnd nаturаl rеѕults fоr уоu.

Female Hair Transplant

Whеn it соmеѕ tо hair transplants, mеn’ѕ trаnѕрlаntѕ are more соmmоn thаn hair transplant for women. Thіѕ is реrhарѕ bесаuѕе hair lоѕѕ is mоrе соmmоn іn mеn thаn іn wоmеn.

Hair lоѕѕ іn a wоmаn іn many оf оur societies is аn unаttrасtіvе feature аѕ opposed tо baldness in a man. It is thuѕ not ѕurрrіѕіng that women еxреrіеnсіng hаіr lоѕѕ оr bаldnеѕѕ suffer frоm low еѕtееm and embarrassment.

Female hаіr trаnѕрlаnts are, thus, a wеlсоmе rеlіеf fоr many women. Hair trаnѕрlаnt рrосеdurеѕ hаvе come a lоng wау. Tоdау, nеw tесhnоlоgу аlоng wіth faster, іmрrоvеd surgical methods аrе making female hair trаnѕрlаnt рорulаr wіth mаnу women.

It іѕ, hоwеvеr, necessary to роіnt оut thаt thіѕ type оf trеаtmеnt іѕ not for аll wоmеn experiencing hаіr loss. It іѕ mаіnlу rесоmmеndеd fоr wоmеn with female-pattern bаldnеѕѕ, a gеnеtіс condition, also medically rеfеrrеd tо as аndrоgеnеtіс аlоресіа.

Thоugh thіѕ соndіtіоn аlѕо occurs іn mеn, thе nаturе оf balding between the twо sexes is dіffеrеnt. For wоmеn, hair loss tеndѕ tо dіffuѕе thinly (grаduаl hаіr lоѕѕ that may lеаd tо a “ѕее through” scalp).

Hair Transplant for Women

Women also experience hair loss and female pattern baldness

Thіѕ loss іѕ lіmіtеd іn comparison tо thаt еxреrіеnсеd bу a man, which іѕ mоrе еxtеnѕіvе. Even then, thе right fеmаlе саndіdаtе has tо hаvе enough dоnоr аrеа frоm which tо take thе hair fоllісlеѕ.

It is аlѕо worth noting that thеrе are vаrіоuѕ саuѕеѕ fоr hаіr lоѕѕ. They іnсludе іrоn deficiencies, thуrоіd аbnоrmаlіtіеѕ, аutоіmmunе diseases, and еvеn сhіldbіrth.

Hоwеvеr, thе mоѕt соmmоn саuѕе іѕ hеrеdіtаrу. Once іt hаѕ been determined a wоmаn іѕ eligible for female hair transplant, thе doctor proceeds tо реrfоrm thе рrосеdurе. He / she takes ѕоmе ѕtrір оf skin frоm thе “donor ѕіtе” (often thіѕ іѕ thе back of her ѕсаlр whеrе thеrе іѕ a dense аmоunt оf hаіr).

Thіѕ ѕtrір іѕ then rеdіѕtrіbutеd tо thе various раrtѕ оf thе head, front аnd top whеrе bаldіng has оссurrеd. The trаnѕрlаnt рrосеdurе may оftеn bе dоnе mоrе thаn оnсе.

Rеgrоwth оf hair in thе grafted аrеаѕ also takes time аnd hаіr does nоt necessarily grow bасk аѕ it was originally. For wоmеn, due tо thеіr lоng hаіr, thе ѕсаlр is соvеrеd wіth аn еvеn spread of nаturаl hair wіthіn a few months.

Other trеаtmеntѕ fоr hаіr lоѕѕ include hоrmоnе treatment, flap ѕurgеrу, ѕсаlр еxраnѕіоn, ѕсаlр rеduсtіоn аnd lаѕеr ѕurgеrу. But these are generally ineffective when compared to hair transplants.

Hair transplant ѕеѕѕіоnѕ are lаbоr intensive and rеquіrе thе еxреrtіѕе оf a ѕресіаlіzеd ѕurgеоn оr dermatologist. Also, vеrу fеw hаіr trаnѕрlаnt clinics perform fеmаlе hаіr trаnѕрlаnt. Few оf thеm advertise trаnѕрlаntѕ fоr wоmеn.

Still, women whо suffer extensive hаіr loss wеlсоmе thіѕ рrосеdurе аѕ the lаѕt орроrtunіtу to rеgаіn hair. In ѕріtе of аll the odds, the dignity аnd рrіdе thаt nаturе mау have robbed them іn the раѕt.

Choosing a Hair Transplant Surgeon

The healthcare industry is experiencing a rapid growth. There are hundreds of medical practitioners offering there services to patients.

On the patient’s side too, things have changed drastically. The “internet” happened. And now its easier than ever to find lots of surgeons and hospitals with one search online.

But how can you tell which doctor, surgeon or hospital suits your needs the best? Here are some points to look into before you choose a hair transplant surgeon.

5 Important Factors

  • Board Certification
    Make sure the surgeon who will treat you is board-certified. This should be the first and the most important point on your checklist.
  • Years of Experience & Professional Accreditation
    The next step to narrow down your search to a list of highly competent and qualified surgeons. Check if he / she has a good track record. Inquire about their years of surgical experience in the procedure you want.
  • Reviews & Ratings
    Read patient testimonials and reviews on online message boards and forums. Ask other people who have undergone procedures about their experience.
  • Hospital Infrastructure
    Hair transplant as a procedure is very much surgical in nature. You should thus inquire if the facility you choose has..
    1. The availability of speciality surgeons
    2. Use of latest / advanced technology
    3. Good hospital infrastructure
  • Friendly Doctors and Staff
    Lastly, after a couple of visits to the doctor, it is vital that you feel at home. A good doctor never pressurises their patients into surgery.

1 year timeline after hair transplant surgery

Hair Transplant Timeline Inforgraphic. Day 0 to Day 365 covers 1 year duration from your first day after Hair Transplant Procedure. This covers hair growth and all post-operative precautions in detail.

1 Year Timeline Hair Transplant

 

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15 Comments

  • Rabindranath says:

    Hello Everyone, My thought was the same like all of you when i first thought of doing my hair transplant. Is it really worth to invest so much money for hair transplant? What if i don’t get expected results once the hair transplant is done? What if my hair start falling again post hair transplantation? etc..etc..Because in a country like India we want everything to be provided to us in cheap so that we get satisfied. Even my thought process was also the same.

    But i thought of giving a try and changed my mindset without bothering about the hair transplant results. And here i am, i did my hair transplant on 26th Nov 2016 (nevertheless i am writing a review on 2018 🙂 ). And i am more than happy about the results after 15 months post hair transplant. Only one thing i can tell you if you want results just follow whatever Jayanthy madam tells you. And she is quite honest in her treatment, unlike other centers.

    If she analyze and tells if only 60 or 80 percent of hair growth can happen, it will happen. She don’t give you a false context or unrealistic percentages. Hair transplantation is costly and it takes couple of months before you get nice strands of hair. Initial days of hair transplant you will not see any progress or growth. But once the strands start getting matured enough after 6- 8 months, you can see the differences. And it feels good when you see your hair growing back again.

    Hair transplant is just like deposit in bank. You invest then after few years you get the returns. Same goes here as well.:-) Thanks Jayanthy Madam, Dr. Sashi & the whole team of Tamira for your efforts. You give us the lost confidence back again. Thank you

  • Vikram RS says:

    Hair transplant got done in April 2017. I was amazed with the results. Thank you so much Dr.Jayanthi!

  • Gokulram Arunasalam says:

    Highly recommend Tamira for cosmetic procedures such as hair transplants. The doctors are highly skilled and take a lot of time to answer patients’ questions. Further, everyone at the practice has a very pleasant demeanour. Top notch service!

  • Praveen Kumar says:

    I underwent surgery 2 days ago. Surgery went well. Best in hospitality. Doctors are very friendly and are using top notch quality equipments. Worth for money.

  • Vineeth Nair says:

    Amazing place with outstanding service and overwhelming human touch. Will recommend one and all. Five star service.

  • Narasimman says:

    Genuine hospital Tamira for hair transplants.The doctors are highly skilled and they replied good and clear for my questions when ever i go there. Also explained clearly about our treatment. I had a great result after i get treatment from here.

  • Balaji says:

    TAMIRA LIFE is the BEST clinic for Hair Transplant. I did my hair transplant a year back. Even I was extremely skeptical about this whole thing having heard a lot of bad news about hair transplant gone wrong but I decided to go through the treatment just for one reason. The reason being Dr.Jayanthy. She is a certified board doctor and I couldn’t find anyone better than her.

    After a thorough analysis of how many grafts I needed and gone through the blood tests, I fixed a date for my procedure. The procedure went on for more than 8 hrs. I was extremely happy with my new hairline and couldn’t wait for my hair to grow. For best results, you have to COMPLETELY believe in Dr. Jayanthy and do whatever she says ( Post -Op care, Supplements etc.). I followed religiously all the routine she wanted me to do every single day for the last one year (THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP).

    If you see my face on how happy I am, you would see all the 3200 teeth in my mouth (just to show the magnitude of my happiness). Now, I have a great hairline and extremely pleased with my decision on taking this procedure. It is definitely one of the best decisions in my life .The result has taken my confidence through the roof. This one year journey has been very satisfying.

    It’s a COMPLETELY SAFE PROCEDURE. So don’t worry about anything. if you want to stop your hair fall and have a great hairline, I strongly suggest you to meet Dr.Jayanthy and take it from there.

    P.S. The staffs are very kind and helpful.

  • Kadir Vadivel says:

    Initially I was searching for Good Doctors who can do a perfect Transplant as it’s gonna change how you will be seen by others. After reading lot of Reviews about Dr. Jayanthy, I have undergone the HT at TAMIRA. The front desk was so responsive.

    During my first interaction with Dr. Jayanthy, after careful analysis she informed that I need 2 HT’s to be done and asked me to undergo some Tests before deciding on HT. On HT day all the staff were so accommodating and made myself comfortable for the whole 10 Hours. Dr. Sasi & Dr. Kiran also performed the HT with care and precision. Only the best Team can provide Good results.

    Not all but most of the Transplanted Hairs were retained and I can see the growth after 4 months. I can see myself in mirror with Confidence as I have a much different look. Although my budget has been doubled, I don’t wanna compromise on the Quality provided. Overall Result on my HT was Good. Thanks to the entire Team at Tamira and a Special Thanks to Dr. Jayanthy for my HT.

  • Partha says:

    Dr. Jayanthy and her team has done a wonderful job in restoring my hair ! I did my HT in April 2016. She and her team has completely put me at ease on the day of surgery. Four months post surgery, the results were showing up. PRP has also helped in reducing the shock loss which resulted in better coverage. I met Dr. Jayanthy for the 1 year review yesterday. After a careful review she suggested my non-HT area has some hair growth as well. With that she suggested I don’t have to push for next HT. I can go on in pills and wait for another 6-12 months, which is typical of her. I have noticed she always puts the patients needs in front of anything else. Overall I’m happy with my choice to go ahead with my HT and my choice of the surgeon.

  • Anand says:

    Thanks Tamira and team for the continuous support. I had done my Hair Transplant a year ago and the result was really surprising. Thank you Dr.Jayanthy

  • Sathiya says:

    Hi, I approached Tamira for my hair transplant after viewing the reviews. Now its my turn to share my reviews. First of all I would like to thank Dr.Jayanthy and her team for their great job and hospitality. The clinic is well equipped and Dr.Jayanthy is well experienced with great professional skills.

    The ambiance at Tamira is great too. The treatment given for me was very dedicated and all the grafts transplanted was very responsive. I felt the new hair growth in around 4 months. Proper reviews were done for me post my operation with great care. I have got back my lost hair. I can now see a significant change in my look. I strongly suggest tamira as a good place for HT.

  • Sekhar says:

    Before going to this procedure to Dr Jayanthy. I’ve inquired in Hyderabad, Bangalore & Chennai. I done research on best doctors in Chennai and I tried approaching Dr. Jayanthy Mam for treatment. I got hair growth much more than I expected, after I my hair transplantation.

    Hair is growing naturally even after 6 hair cuts. Before going to this procedure many of friends says that hair will fall after few months. But in reality this is not the case. Currently while taking hair bath hardly few hairs only falling. Thanks a lot Mam for the best treatment provided.

  • Ajit says:

    After doing lots of online research and consulting with my doctor, I visited Dr Jayanthy mam for my hair transplant. During my initial consultation I didn’t ask much question to mam, as she asked me one thing..what I want/expect. And my answer was clear and I said I just want more/dense hairs.

    She explained me all the possible solutions nicely. But for me I just trusted her and left everything to her to decide what will work/best for me. And that’s how I started my HT journey… on 14th Jan 2015 my HT was done with no pain & watching TV. I was amazed to see the hard work and dedication of the entire team.

    Now about the results …now no one can identify that I had less hairs or partial baldness. My friends use to compliment me that I didn’t spent money for my HT,it was like a investment and results are visible to all. All credit goes to Dr Jayanthy mam and her cooperative team. Thanks a ton mam.

  • Sachin says:

    I am happy to undergo hair transplantation in Tamira clinic. As a doctor I recommend this clinic because of their care, hygiene, modern treatment and their latest technics. They are very competent and if I undergo again any plastic surgery sure I will choose Tamira clinic

  • Balasundaram B says:

    Treatment Received: “FUE – Follicular Unit Extraction ” Tons of thanks to Dr. Jayanthy Ravindran and her team for helping me get back my hairs with a nice and clean operation. Without any Complications. I’m writing this review 5 months post of my second sitting (First on 14th Aug 2015 & second on 8th march 2016),Result is well appreciable. And I’m posting this review after a long time since my first operation to make sure the results are well satisfactory and no complications at any point of time.

    I had my First FUE transplant on 14th Aug 2015, my pattern was similar to 4 & 5 in norwood scale mostly 4, the grafts taken were 2475. I got my frontal part covered with 2475 grafts I’m not exact about how many 2’s & 1’s. And most (>95%) of the transplanted hairs have grown well, few are growing still. My story: I’m a male 35 years old from Pondicherry, Middle class guy working in Oil & gas sector. Right from 24 yrs, I was facing hair fall problem.

    Tried many products in the market and consulted several other hospitals, Doctors & trichology center’s in India & Bangkok and spent a lot of money as well, but nothing worked out to my satisfaction. Fed-up with all the products, oils & tablets, and as the baldness stage aggravated ,after through homework decided to go for Hair transplantation. But, Not sure where to do and I was bit sceptical as it’s the first surgery for me. Checked with couple of well renowned cosmetic centres in Bangkok and that’s the time by god’s grace I came to know about Dr. Jayanthy Ravindran mam via one of the online review. But I’m not a guy who will simply believe in a review or rating by some website.

    And with my previous experience of various products which had no result on me I wanted to double check. So I booked an appointment, as I was prepared for hair transplantation now the question is “how it will be done, by whom and its success rate and pricing”. She got all my inputs and was very patient enough to address all my doubts. She and her team’s approach made me more comfortable for the operation. Luckily, I had a chance to meet one of her HT patient’s mother in the clinic and her positive feedback & her son’s pics doubled my confidence level for the operation, so without any second thinking confirmed my operation with Dr. Jayanthy Ravindran.

    Later, I was asked to do several blood tests, ECG and X-ray to ensure I am fit for operation. Shared the results of the requested test with her and she was ok with the results and said to book an appointment. Before the op, I have been asked to use a scrub for scalp and medicine for 3 days prior to the op. On the day I went to hospital at 8 AM with my friend, and the team was ready with all required things in place and without any delay the operation process started. As I was very comfortable with the team I asked my friend to leave. First, my existing hairs are trimmed and then the transplant area front head is marked and clicked few pics.

    I have been taken to the theatre and meanwhile, Mam explained me about the full day operation activity and given few injections on back of my head(doesn’t hurt much) which made my back head numb and Dr. Jayanthy Ravindran started extracting follicles and the supporting team helped in preparing the follicles for transplantation. After sometime Dr. Kiran and Dr. Sasi joined and they placed the extracted follicles in the area marked. This happened 3 times in cycle, one will extract and other will place, it’s because they don’t keep the extracted hairs outside for a longer time. And in the middle of op I have been treated with ‘PRP’ – Platelet Rich Plasma which is extracted from my blood.

    It was around 8 PM when my op got over, No face swelling or fainting or pain. So it’s a 10 – 11 hrs where all three doctors and the support team had such a patience to do it. Before left the clinic, I was given a very clear instruction and medicines to follow for the next 10 days to prevent fall of grafts and any infections. Great bonus point is, can visit the Doctor on any working days for follow up check-ups WITHOUT any additional fees. After follow-up I have been given several health & hair inducing tablets which I should follow for 6 months. Separate shampoo, Minoxidil solution without alcohol and gel for hair is given for daily application.

    All the transplanted follicles are very responsive and I can see significant change in my look. After 4 months’ time my hairs are grown well enough for a haircut. Results are very good and appreciated by my parents and friends. With full satisfaction, I decided to go for my second session without any further delay for my crown area. Which, I did on 8th March 2016 with 1927 grafts at Dr. Jayanthy mam’s new facility “Tamira” with the same team. Tamira facility is well equipped then the earlier one. She is an excellent doctor with great technical and personal skills. I had a very satisfactory experience with her. Also she very understanding towards the patients.

    I will always remember her caring and friendly way of dealing with me. Thanks a lot. Based on my experience, I strongly recommend Dr. Jayanthy Ravindran and her excellent Team at Tamira for Hair Transplant (FUE) because it’s an art, in which experience matters a lot ,the facility, approachable doctors and post operation attention. All is available at “Tamira”. I was excited with the entire team’s humbleness and at any point of time ( pre and post operation).

    Overall rating – 5/5 (I am extremely happy) Dr. Jayanthy,Dr. Sasi and Dr. Kiran – 5/5 (They are very humble and generous)
    My Expectations Met – 4/5 (I was expecting more area to be covered)
    Hospitality provided – 5/5(The staffs are really nice ,well professionalized & courtesy )
    Quality of operation – 5/5(Neatly done I’m fully satisfied)
    Tamira’s Facility – 5/5 (comfortable, well maintained, good ambiance)
    Post operations follow up – 5/5 ( No additional charges, well documented with pics and well addressed)
    Front desk – 5/5 (well responsive, organised appointments, whatsapp help)

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