Although a hair transplant surgery is classified as any surgical act that involves transferring hair from one part of the body to another, this term is traditionally associated with removing hair from a specific area on the back of the scalp (known as the “donor zone” or the “safe zone”) to the area of the scalp that is balding or where the hair has become noticeably thin. This is a cosmetic surgery with the intent to restore lost hair while improving appearance and self-confidence in the process.
No. There are two types of hair transplant surgery:
Almost all of the complications from this procedure can be eliminated by selecting a highly competent medical professional, but can include:
The following factors can determine the likelihood of a successful hair restoration procedure:
This is impossible to answer across the board for everyone. It is wise to accept that hair loss is progressive and unless something is done to stop hair loss, such as taking hair loss medication, then it can be expected that if one hair transplant surgery is performed then at least one more hair transplant surgery will be needed in the future.
One may also need more hair transplant surgery if there was not enough donor hair available in the first procedure. There are limits to how much hair can be taken in one visit to hair transplant clinic regardless of the method being FUE or FUSS. Subsequent hair transplants may be necessary to address areas that were not addressed in the first visit, to add additional density to areas that were addressed or to areas that have since developed hair loss since the original procedure.
Ultimately, the best way to prevent the need for multiple surgeries is to do everything possible to halt existing hair loss before any hair transplant surgery is undertaken, that way a more solid foundation is created to get the best hair transplant result possible, for now and for the future.