FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Which Hair Transplant Technique is Better?

Both Fue and Fut methods yield very good results for the transplanted hairs. However, the difference between FUT & FUE lies in harvesting the roots and the method of grafting. The FUT leaves a single strip scar in the donor area where as the FUE leaves tiny individual marks. Although, FUE is much superior method because the scars are so tiny and are easy to hide than in case of FUT (Strip method).

Is There Any Test Required before Operation?

Normally, there are few tests such as ECG and blood tests including TC, DC Haemoglobin, T3, T4 and TSH done along with other routine tests prior to the operation.

Is There Any Rules to be Followed Before the Hair Transplant Surgery?

We recommend you to follow few strict rules before the surgery. You should not take medicines such as aspirin for several days prior to your surgery. Before going for surgery you should give up wigs and caps. Make sure you take a good nap at night and eat a healthy breakfast. Stop smoking and limit your alcohol content. You need to follow these rules even after the operation.

Is There Any Surgical Complication Post Surgery? Does the Patient Feel the Pain?

Yes, there are few complications such as little bleeding, like any other plastic surgery. The hair transplantation is done under local anaesthesia due to which patient might feel heaviness in the head for a day or two.

Most patients feel no pain but experience minimal discomfort and a sense of tightness at the back of the scalp in the donor area. This discomfort can usually be managed by over-the-counter pain medications.

How Long Does the Hair Transplant Surgery Take and How Much Recovery Time it Takes?

Hair transplantation surgery is just a day’s procedure. It usually takes approximately 4-6 hours. After the surgery, you can return home on the same day following the post-op instructions. The length of your recovery will depend on the specific hair transplantation technique. During the first few days, you might feel some soreness, itching in the donor and transplanted area as part of the recovery process. After 10 days, it gets completely healed.

How Soon Can I Get Back to Work Post Surgery?

You can easily go back to work within 1 to 2 days of the hair transplant.

Who Can Have the Transplant and Who Can't?

Anyone who is above 20-21 years of age can go for transplant. The patients who have diabetes, undergone cardiac angioplasty and valve problems can also have a transplant.

How Much Does a Hair Transplant Cost?

The cost of hair transplant is directly proportionate to the area of transplantation. It depends on the number of grafts you need and vary for each patient. Usually, the cost for FUT and FUE is same i.e Rs 40 per follicle(1-4 hair).

Is the Transplantation Process Safe? Are There any Side Effects?

The transplantation process is completely safe with minimal or no side effects. For a painless surgery, the process is carried out under local anesthesia.

When Can I See the Results of Hair Transplant Surgery?

The hair growth is gradual and you can notice the difference every month. The complete results and full-grown hairs would take around 9-12 months to grow for a normal length. Though the hair growth is visible within a month but as a natural cycle of hair, they fall and start regrowing between 3- 5 months. At this time, you would be able to appreciate the actual results.

Are Hair Transplant Results Permanent?

Yes, the results are permanent. The technique involves the grafting of hair from the donor area to the recipient area and is genetically resistant to the hormone causes balding. Since, the harvested hair retain its genetic characteristics and therefore it continues to grow naturally lifelong.

Does it Look Natural?

Transplant surgery is the best permanent solution for hair restoration. The transplanted hair looks and feels natural but the choice depends totally on you, whether it fulfills your needs and expectations. For this, it is essential to select a qualified hair restoration specialist who can meet your expectations giving natural appearance to your hair.

Is Hair Restoration Surgery Safe?

Surgical hair restoration is fairly safe procedure carried out under local anaesthesia. Needless to say, it should be performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon.

I'm Unhappy with My Previous Hair Transplant. Can You Fix It?

Yes, we can surely fix it and certainly try to improve your appearance. Although, the presence of scar tissue in revision hair transplant surgery increases the complexity of process. Hence, it is quite challenging process due to the altered geography of the scalp and placement of hair plugs of inappropriate size and orientation. Our expert surgeons will review your concern and rectify the errors which have occurred in the previous surgery.

Will I be Awake During Surgery?

Yes, during the procedure you may listen to music, watch TV or enjoy a movie. You may choose to relax or even take a nap during this time. Since the process is carried out under local anesthesia you may not feel any pain and discomfort during the surgery.

I Really Want to Do this but I'm Nervous. What if I Get Stressed?

It's ok to be nervous. One of the best ways to deal with your nervousness is to see what other patients have gone through. You can read our patient testimonials and consult our surgeon for any queries related to the surgery. As it is a painless surgery, therefore no need to get stressed.

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