Hair transplant surgery is a cosmetic procedure. People take their hair for granted till they lose it. Hair loss has become very common these days amongst people due to lifestyle changes. It has become a colossal problem and people are ready to go to any extent to treat hair loss.
Hair transplant is a ray of hope for such people. Hair loss can lead to lack of self-confidence and body image issues. The surgery helps people in regaining their lost confidence along with a mop of hair.
About hair transplant surgery
It is surgery which moves the hair of the patient from an area with plentiful hair to the area where hair has thinned or is entirely bald. The process to be used is decided by the cosmetic surgeon. One procedure is known as follicular unit strip surgery and the other one is follicular unit extraction also called FUSS and FUE.
In FUSS technique, six to eight inches is removed from the rear of the head. It is set aside and scalp is stitched. The area is immediately hidden by the hair around it.
In FUE technique, the rear of the scalp is shaved and hair follicles are removed one by one by the surgeon. The quantity and type of graft to be used rests on on the form, class, colour and size of the area where the person is getting the graft. The area heals and has got small dots. The existing hair covers these spots with time.
The process takes about four to eight hours and depends on the size of the transplant. The scalp is tender after the operation and pain medications have to be taken for a few days. These are prescribed by the doctor as per the requirement. Antibiotics are also prescribed along with painkillers.