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Hair Transplant

Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure, performed in an outpatient setting using local anesthesia. It involves moving hair from either the sides or back of the scalp and then re-distributing it to the balding areas. Since the hair on the back and sides of the scalp is not subject to DHT (dihydrotestosterone) it will grow in its new location. The amount of grafts or size of the hair transplant one does will differ from patient to patient.

The Consultation

When you are seen for your initial consultation, Dr. Miller will take your medical history, examine you and then discuss your preferences and expectations. He will then advise you on a surgical plan and discuss what you can reasonably expect. The amount of donor hair that you have will play a role in the size of the hair transplant procedure/session. A hair transplant procedure can have anywhere from 500 - 3500 grafts. Each graft also referred to as a micro/ mini grafts or follicular units can have 1-4 hairs each. The smaller grafts or follicular units are placed in the frontal area or hairline to give a natural, undetectable looking head of hair, whereas grafts containing 2-4 hairs are used behind that to give density.

The Surgery

The donor hair is removed in the form of a strip. The strip will vary in size depending on the amount of grafts you are doing. Once the strip is removed, our highly skilled team of hair transplant technicians will work on cutting that down. We use the same team for each surgery. This gives the patient confidence that they are getting high quality and consistent results. Once all the grafts are prepared, Dr. Miller will make all the sites for the placement of the grafts.

Pre-operatively

Please do not take any aspirin or blood thinning products approx 1-2 weeks prior to surgery. These products can include (aspirin, vitamins, any herbal medication, ibuprofen, advil and aleve). If you are on prescription medication please check with your personal physician prior to stopping any medication.

Post-operatively

We will wash your hair for usually the next day. You will be given instructions and supplies on how to keep the transplanted are clean. Please refrain from heavy activity, lifting or working out for at least 2 weeks.

 
 
 
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