ABOUT FEMALE HAIR TRANSPLANT
Women usually have to experience extreme stress and pressure when faced with hair loss and baldness. However, getting female hair transplant in Karachi is no longer a distant dream. Elegance plastic surgery provides an opportunity through which women can once again regain control over their lives. No more shying away from letting your hair flow freely in the wind, as Elegance plastic surgery is offering female hair transplant in Karachi at extremely affordable prices. Hair loss is a completely natural phenomenon, but the society has painted it as if it’s some kind of taboo, but here at Elegance plastic surgery, our first priority is to give patients their confidence back.
Elegance Plastic Surgery uses the FUE method for hair transplantation, as it is a groundbreaking process that has elevated the realm of cosmetic surgery by introducing a method that is less invasive and has an extremely high success rate. The FUE or Follicular unit extraction revolves around reversing baldness patterns and involves harvesting hair follicles or grafts from one region and supplying them to the recipient area.
FUE is generally preferred by patients mostly because of it being a minimally invasive procedure, but some patients also opt for FUE because unlike the FUT method, it does not involve harvesting entire strips of hair or a permanent linear scar. The FUE method also saves the patient from severe post-operation pain and insanely long healing periods.
Procedure of FeMale Hair Transplant
The defining factor of the FUE method is that it is less invasive than its counterparts and tends to be less complicated than other procedures. For instance, the FUE method does not involve any sort of cutting, stitching or suturing and instead of translocating actual strips of hair and skin, deals with the simple transplantation of hair follicles from the donor area. The first demand of the FUE method is that the patient must agree to shave off their entire head, or else the process cannot be carried out. Thus females must decide tentatively, whether or not they would be willing to make that sacrifice. A single session with the surgeon usually stretches up to 8 to 10 hours. During these hours, almost 2000 hair follicles are harvested from the donor area and relocated to the receiving area; the procedure involves the doctor carefully placing these hair grafts at certain angles, so the resulting outcome appears natural. The transference of these hair follicles also ultimately leads to lower yield at the donor regions. Before translocating these hair grafts, the doctor first makes certain incisions or punctures on the patient’s scalp.
During the procedure, the doctor takes up to one hair graft that roughly amounts to 4 individual hair strands; these hair follicles are generally extracted by a micro-surgical extraction instrument, which measures up to 0.6mm and 1.0mm. The doctor uses this instrument to puncture holes in the patient’s scalp and he does this by twisting the instrument and applying a certain level of pressure. This procedure requires the patient to be awake, thus, it is carried out by putting the patient under the influence of local anesthesia. By the end of this procedure, the patient is left with widespread punctures on their scalp; the physician makes sure to not let the trans-section rates get too high because it might result in the hairs being too tightly held by the piloerector muscles. In certain cases, a patient might require more than one sitting; numerous sessions will ultimately impact the total cost of the procedure.
Some of the benefits of the FUE method include that the post-operative recovery period is minuscule when compared to other procedures. FUE method is beneficial for those with low pain tolerance, as it involves less pain and has little to no residual discomfort. FUE method is optimum for those women who want to sport shorter hair styles or want the transplantation to be done in a smaller region. The biggest benefit perhaps is that the FUE method does not result in an all-too-obvious and incredibly visible linear scar, which is what many women dislike about the FUT method.
The FUE method is also preferred by busy individuals, who don’t have entire weeks to dedicate to hair transplantation surgeries; as the FUE method involves incredibly short sessions spent on the surgical table for those who exhibit early stages of hair loss. In addition to there being no linear scar, the FUE method is also opted by those who are concerned about their appearances, as due to its non-invasive nature, it results in little to no scarring on the donor areas.
Due to the FUE method being optimal for smaller regions, women can use this procedure to grow back eyebrows or fix their hairlines. Another highly important benefit that makes the FUE method so attractive for many is the fact that there are very little post-operative complications and risks involved; the majority of the operations have incredibly positive results and successful outcomes. Some individuals also choose to get the FUE method done as it can be used to hide previous FUT incisions. As the method does not involve the actual cutting of the skin or invasive procedures, one can get the surgery and get back to their regular lives in just a few days.
The complications of the FUE method although numerous, are still pretty mild when compared to other methods. The FUE method might cause several white scars to appear, it might also result in numerous necrosis and or cysts appearing on the donor region. There can also be excessive bleeding, puss and the sensation of numbness in various parts of the cranium. Extreme swelling might also occur as a result of infection caused by the surgery. Another complication that might occur is the swelling and bruising of the eyes and face. In certain cases, a film of crust might develop on the head, where the procedure took place.
In light of all the complications listed above, the risk of infection is indeed the most dangerous complication that might occur. However, there is also a chance that the patient might start suffering from Folliculitis; Folliculitis is a disease that causes inflammation or infection of hair follicles and results in extreme discomfort. Some other complications include severe itching on the patient’s scalp and the emergence of unnatural looking tufts of hair. In case these complications do occur, the individual must rush to their dermatologist/plastic surgeon or physician.
The recovery period for the FUE method is about 6-7 days, after which one can resume their normal lives and regain the confidence that they’d once lost. However, the final result cannot be properly gauged until the one year mark; after an year has passed, only then can the success of the process can be judged. As it is after 1 year that the post-operational consequences come into full view. It is possible that during this time the transplanted follicles might have started shrinking or have undergone some sort of damage. If such events occur, the patient needs to get another transplant procedure done. However, in most cases, the need does not arise as the FUE method has a fairly high success ratio.
In order to avoid any sort of damage or prolonged pain, most doctors recommend sleeping in an upright position, so that the impact on the scalp is reduced. For faster recovery, a patient must also try to avoid, scratching, rubbing or excessively touching the scalp. Other than that, the patient must also use the medicines and shampoos prescribed by the doctor in order to reduce the chances of postoperative pain or numbness. Thus, in order to get a reliable female hair transplant in Karachi, Elegance Plastic Surgery is one of the leading choices due to its trained staff and its attention to precision.
One of the biggest drawbacks of the FUE method is that it is meant to be used to transplant smaller regions of hair, and thus can cause scarring and thinning of hair. Even though the FUE method does not result in a large linear scar, due to the inability of doctors to go back and remove scars caused by the harvesting, the method usually results in several widespread scars. Another risk of the FUE method is that during the operation, there is no way to know for certain, where the hair follicles are being placed and how will the angles affect the result; thus, certain anomalous incisions or placements might result in the patient’s clinical appearance looking un-natural. Thus, in order to completely avoid such circumstances, a doctor must be extremely careful and alert while carrying forth the operation so that his incisions or the number of follicles he has decided to harvest from the donor, will not end up botching the process altogether.
Certain doctors might also make miscalculations and whilst attempting to attain the maximum density, might end up causing unnecessary complications, i.e. severe thinning and the occurrence of see-through hair. Another important risk is that the surgery might cause acute follicular damage; as the process mostly involves transplantation of hair follicles, due to a minor mishap the follicles could become ultimately damaged, which will, in turn, affect their ability to produce hair. The damage will then manifest within the patient’s scalp and give rise to hair that is patchy or appears ‘moth-eaten’.
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6 Will I continue to lose my natural hair after a hair transplant?
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8 How much time do I need to take off work?
9 Will I need more than one hair transplant?
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