Hair restoration reversals are usually designed to repair poor hair transplants rather than return a patient to his original bald state. In most cases, the “reversal” actually involves more grafts being added to the previous transplant. Today, most professionals refer to hair transplant reversals as “repairs” to be more precise about the nature of the operation.
There are two types of hair-transplant reversal. A real reversal involves the physical removal from the head of the hair plugs or grafts. A hair repair, on the other hand, adds more hair to alter the hairline and hide the poor workmanship of the first transplant. The effects of hair-transplant reversals vary widely depending on why the first transplant did not work. If you are simply unreceptive to the process, you may end up dealing with more of the same problems if only part of the hair “takes” or you do not get the natural look you hoped for. On the other hand, if the initial problem was a lack of skill on the part of the surgeon, a reversal will likely solve the problem by hiding the scars or other cosmetic issues the first transplant did not successfully complete.