Everything You Need to Know About Hair Transplants

The advances in medicine and surgery have proven to be something of a wonder over the last few years. In the world of cosmetic surgery, there are more people choosing to undergo surgery. This is done to boost their confidence and make themselves feel great. What is more, an increasing number of people are opting for hair transplants. In the UK, more people are choosing to undergo this seemingly miracle cure for baldness. Who can blame them? If something makes you feel good, you should consider it.



Methods of Hair Transplant

A hair transplant can look amazing when they are done properly. On the same token, some hair transplants can also look bad. It is important to ensure that you are seeking the services of a reputable cosmetic surgeon.

There are two main types of hair transplant. Typically, this is the FUE and FUT methods. FUE is follicular unit extraction whereas FUT refers to follicular unit transplantation. This is known as the ‘strip’ method.

For many, the look of the FUT method is more natural. This involves removing a strip of the individual’s hair and skin on the scalp. This is then transplanted into balding areas. The aftercare can be lengthy for this kind of treatment, but it can look very natural. The overall look and quality, of the transplant, is appealing for many.

FUE, however, is rather different. This method of hair transplantation involves the surgeon making small incisions around the follicles. Once this has been done, the healthy follicles are transplanted to the balding areas. The FUE method of hair transplantation leaves the patient with minimal scarring. What is more, the recovery process is somewhat shorter than the FUT method.

Of course, if you want to know what is best for you, you will have to seek out the services of a cosmetic surgeon.

Things to Consider

When you are in the process of researching and planning your surgery, you will need to consider many things. Do not base your decision on money and cost. While it can be tempting to go for a ‘cheap deal’ this is not like buying a car. Your health should be the most-important thing to you. Do bear in mind that if a deal sounds too good to be true, and then it probably is. The great news is that many surgeons often allow patients to set up a payment plan. This can help with any financial decisions that you have to make.

You may want to consider where you go for treatment. Ask friends, family and online forums what their experiences were like. Ask people to give you a review if necessary. You should always ask your surgeon for references. What is more, you need to make sure that you follow up these references. A respectable doctor will be more than happy to give them to you.

Do consider the risks. Ask your respective surgeon what they can do to assist with minimising the risks while you are under surgery. Cover all bases before you go under the knife and make sound decisions based on facts.

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