When performed by the right plastic surgeon, hair transplant surgery can produce results that look so natural even your stylest won’t be able to tell the difference. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Usha Rajagopal has the experience, qualifications, and confidence needed to guarantee you have hair restoration surgery you always wanted.
How to choose the right Plastic Surgeon for Hair Restoration Surgery
Skills and technique of hair transplant surgeons vary greatly. To ensure that you choose the right plastic surgeon for your surgery:
1. Check their hair transplant before and after photos and patient testimonials
2. Make sure that they are board certified.
Dr. Usha Rajagopal has over 12 years experience as a plastic surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area. She studied at UCSF, one of the top medical institutions in the country.
The Best Candidates For Hair Transplant Surgery
To be a successful candididate for hair transplant sugery, you need to have a decent amount of donor hair in the back of your head. If you are almost entirely bald the hair transplant surgery may not be an appropriate hair loss treatment.
The best candidates have curly hair (because curly hair fills up more space) and most importantly, a large donor area.
Most importantly, hair restoration candidates need to have realistic expectations about the outcome of their surgery. The outcome of your hair transplant surgery depends largely on the density and thickness of your donor area.
To determine if you are a candidate for hair restoration surgery, contact Dr. Usha Rajagopal at (415) 392-3333.
The Procedure For Hair Transplant Surgery
Hair Restoration surgery is performed under local anethesia, and normally lasts about 4-6 hours.
The hair restoration procedure begins with an incision made in the in the back of the head that spans from ear to ear (this is the donor area).
The removed hair is cut it into tiny little single hair (follucular units) or mutiple hair pieces (micro-grafts), taking care to make sure that the root isn’t damaged. Then, tiny incisions are made in the thinning or balding area, and the micro-grafts and follucular units are strategically placed to ensure the best results. This is where the aestheic eye of the surgeon is important–determining optimal placement of the hair to ensure the best results.
Recovery time typically lasts several days. You usually have some swelling. In about 2-3 days you can return for work.
Frequently Asked Questions about Hair Restoration Surgery
Does hair continue to grow after hair transplant surgery?
The transplanted hair has all the characteristics of the area it was removed from. So, yes, it does continue to grow.
What is a graft?
A graft is the hair attached to its root with a little skin around it.
How long till totally healed after hair restoration surgery?
About a month after surgery you will be completely healed. The hair that is put in during hair restoration surgery will fall out and in about 4-6 months and then will start growing again.
After the Hair Transplant Procedure: What to expect
It normally takes about one month for the graft to heal, at which time the hair will fall out and begin to grow again. About 4-6 months after your hair transplant surgery, you will have your newly restored hair.
If you have any questions regarding Hair Restoration surgery,
or wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rajagopal, please
call the San
Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 415-392-3333.