You need to know what will happen during the process in order to have a successful hair-planting operation. This gives you an idea of what to expect at the end of hair transplantation. In this article, we have described hair transplant surgery from start to finish.
Step 1: Consultation & Planning
A successful hair transplant operation requires personalized planning. Because every patient needs different procedures. For example, some patients may have mild hair loss. In others, this may be more severe. Likewise, the hairline, structure, and general shape of the hair will also differ from one patient to another. In addition, every patient’s expectations from hair transplantation operations are different. Considering all these, a hair transplant doctor should make special planning for each patient.
When you consult one of the doctors in our hair transplantation center, they first listen and understand your expectations. The doctor will then examine you and give information about the whole process. Once you’ve reached a conclusion with your doctor, the stage of planning how to perform the procedure begins. In this section, things like how much hair to transplant or which area to use as a donor area will be clarified.
Step 2: Last Preparations Before the Hair Transplant
Before starting your operation in our hair transplantation center, we will ask you to fill out a consent form. Since prosecutors prepare these consent forms, it may be a little difficult for you to understand the forms. However, you can find out the details of the items in the consent form by asking us. Make sure you don’t have any questions before you have your hair transplant. Another important step before a hair transplantation operation is anesthesia. Our hair transplant specialists mainly use two types of anesthesia: local and general. You will have already spoken to your doctor about the type of anesthesia you will receive.
If your doctor applies general anesthesia, you will have to be completely unconscious during the entire hair transplant operation. Local anesthesia only numbs the donor area and the transplantation area. That is, you will be awake during the operation. If you choose local anesthesia, you can watch movies until the doctor finishes surgery. Instead, you can do a different activity that will not disrupt the course of the operation. So, which type of anesthesia is right for you? Your doctor will decide this. Regardless of the type of anesthesia, you will not feel any pain during the hair transplant process.
Step 3: Transplantation Process
Your doctor takes hair grafts from the donor site and adds them to the target area to perform a hair-planting operation. There are two main methods that are frequently applied to successfully perform a hair transplant. These methods are FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and DHI (Direct Hair Implantation). In fact, both FUE and DHI have slightly different steps. But both aim to achieve the same goal. These are still one of the most popular and advanced hair transplant methods.