Hair Transplant and Plastic Surgery

  • Hair transplant surgery is surgery that is performed to restore hair to areas of the scalp that are bald or that have thinning hair.
  • There are multiple types of hair replacement surgery. Most commonly, these involve hair transplantation, but flap surgery, tissue expansion of the scalp and scalp reduction surgery, are also methods used for hair replacement.
  • Hair transplantation involves removing small pieces of hair-bearing scale from a donor site and using them as grafts to be relocated to a bald or thinning area of the scale.
  • Flaps surgeries involve moving hair bearing scalp tissue into bald areas of the scale
  • Tissue expansion allows the hair bearing scalp to be expanded to help cover areas of the scalp that have no hair
  • The truth about hair loss

    Baldness is often blamed on poor circulation to the scalp, vitamin deficiencies, dandruff and even excessive hat wearing. All of these theories have been disproved. It's also untrue that hair loss can be determined by looking at your maternal grandfather, or that 40-year-old men who haven't lost their hair will never lose it.

    Hair loss is primarily caused by a combination of:

    • Aging
    • A change in hormones
    • A family history of baldness
    • As a rule, the earlier hair loss begins, the more severe the baldness will become.