Newport Beach Hair Restoration Center

Newport Beach Hair Restoration Center

23 Corporate Plaza Drive, Ste. 150 Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Can my crown area be covered after hair transplant? Some doctors says only front part can be covered.

I am in30 suffering frm baldnes startin@d age of 26.Nw i have lvl 5-6 baldness.I have consulted online with lot of HT surgean but gettin conflicting suggestions. I have heard that i"ll get less hair /graft since i am asian.my hair is thick n hard n i dont have beard.Is it really true that its hard in asian type of hair to transplant where baldness has reached level 5-6. And last question, can HT surgean find out weather i have 1,2,3 hair per graft if i meet him face2face before surgery?  

Hi and thanks for your questions. I'm sorry to hear of your hair loss. Our San Diego practice cares for many Asian patients who have undergone successful hair transplantation. I would recommend a Skype consult to more fully evaluate your hair loss. The area(s) to be grafted depend most upon your donor size and density. I usually recommend transplanting the frontal area initially to obtain the greatest density versus transplanting the frontal and crown areas simultaneously where the result will be compromised. If your donor area is adequate then it's often possible to transplant the crown area 9-12 months after the frontal area. While there are many techniques to evaluate the follicular unit hair density these are only an estimate and the most accurate method is at transplantation. Please see our website for more information. Good luck!

Richard Chaffoo,MD,FACS,FICS

Triple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon 

 

Can hair of my different body parts be implanted on my head? 

Hi and thanks for your question. Hair restoration is usually performed by transplanting hair from more dense areas of the scalp ( occipital area) to those areas which are thinner like the frontal and crown regions. Hair transplantation using body hair isn't as successful due to the decreased density and survival rates for body hair versus scalp hair. Make sure you see a physician who is very experienced in hair transplant surgery to discuss all your options. Best of luck!

Richard Chaffoo,MD,FACS,FICS

Triple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon 

 

I'm 38 and have been receding for years, I'm really considering hair transplants?

I'm looking for not necessarily a lower hair line but definitely a thicker and fuller front? Could someone advise on either strip or FUE etc and also number of hairs required?

Hi and thanks for your question. Based on your photos you do appear to be an excellent candidate for hair restoration. If your donor area is adequate then you could consider either a strip procedure or FUE like Neograft. Most of my patients prefer the Neograft technique as it's less invasive, avoids a linear scar, and is a shorter recovery than the typical strip method. You may need 1500-2000 grafts to correct the hair loss to the frontal region. It appears you night also be thinning in the crown so long term medical therapy will help to stabilize your existing loss. We frequently see patients from across the USA and do virtual consults for out of town patients. Please see our website below for further information. Good luck!

Richard Chaffoo,MD,FACS,FICS

Triple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

 

How much time will it take to get best results?

I am 2 months post of hair transplant.How much time it will take to grow complete hair. In my picture hair growth is normal. Can I except results after 1 month.

Hi and thanks for your question. It will take approximately one year from the date of transplantation to see the final result from hair restoration surgery.  On occasion the hair shaft will fall out of the transplanted grafts 1 to 3 months following surgery which is a normal response to transplantation.  I often recommend the patients begin Rogaine to the scalp approximate six weeks following Hair Restoration surgery. This seems to reduce the likelihood of shock loss. Make sure that you follow up with your hair restoration team. Best of luck.

Richard Chaffoo,MD,FACS,FICS

Triple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

 

Is it normal for the hairline to look this uneven because of the swelling after hair transplant surgery?

This is a day after hair transplant surgery, the team that performed the surgery told me that it was normal for the new hairline to look uneven because of the swelling, but I'm wondering if this is so, because it looks like there are more grafts on one side. (This was a 1,500 graft procedure)

At only 1 day post-op, it's quite understandable that you're scrutinizing your grafts and expressing concern about your results. However, the ultimate outcome of a hair transplant procedure does take a while to develop. It's important to give your grafts time to fully settle into your scalp. This often requires an initial shedding process. As the days and weeks progress, your swelling will also diminish quite a bit, and you'll be better able to visualize your results. Be patient during this time. There's a good chance your results will be precisely what you wanted!

 

 

Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS

Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS 
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