Do you ever miss the days of having a full head of hair? Hair loss is a common problem that can cause a person to feel self-conscious about their appearance. Fortunately, Dr. Ronald Caniglia of Facial Plastic Surgery has a solution. Hair transplants are administered at our Scottsdale, Arizona practice to give patients fuller, thicker hair. Hair transplantation, also referred to as hair restoration or a hair transplant, is a procedure designed to restore hair to thinning or balding areas of the scalp. The most common hair restoration techniques involve mini and micro-grafts. To learn more about hair transplants, contact our Scottsdale cosmetic surgery clinic today.
There are several factors that Dr. Caniglia will consider to determine whether you are a good candidate for hair transplantation surgery, including:
This procedure can be performed on most individuals; however some may be better candidates than others.
Most hair transplant surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis and take between two and three hours to complete. Dr. Caniglia prefers to use twilight sleep, a combination of local anesthesia and intravenous sedation, which is more comfortable for the patient than solely local anesthesia. Once adequate local anesthesia and sedation have been administered, the procedure goes as follows:
Most patients will feel fine the next day. The new hair grafts will go into a resting phase for two to three months, after which time the hairs will begin to grow. However, it will take up to a year for each individual hair to grow and fully thicken in size.
All sutures from the donor area are removed in seven days. Many patients are able to return to work as early as the next day after surgery, though Dr. Caniglia prefers that his patients wait two weeks before undertaking strenuous activities and exercise.
Risks associated with hair transplantation are generally rare but may include bleeding, infection, and poor hair growth.
If you are ready to restore your hair to be full and beautiful again, Dr. Caniglia is ready to help. Hair transplants can help enhance your appearance and boost your self confidence with thick, gorgeous hair. To learn more about hair transplants, contact our Scottsdale practice today.