How is the hair transplant recipient area sites made during the procedure?

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Posted on : October 14, 2016 | Author: John Kahen

Q: How are recipient sites made in hair transplant surgery?

A: At Beverly Hills Hair Restoration, the hair transplant recipient area sites are created using custom-made, ultra-fine blades that range from 0.6 mm to 1.2 mm.

To create the hair transplant recipient area sites, customized blades are designed to fit the size of the transplanted hairs and the sites created for transplantation. Follicular units and the sites vary from patient to patient. When the blades are custom made to be fitted based on the varying size of the grafts and the recipient sites, this allows for the most natural result and growth. Our surgeons create sites using only lateral slits, so the hairs are transplanted one behind the other to achieve maximum density in the recipient area.

The Lateral Slit technique, also known as the coronal or horizontal slit technique, is one of the only techniques that matches the natural hair growth pattern as it occurs in nature. The lateral slits allows the surgeon to have the most control over the angle of the transplanted grafts and the density achieved. Slits made sagitally, meaning parallel to the hair growth pattern, yields pluggy results that will not achieve a natural look and maximum density will not be achieved. This is because the hairs will grow more randomly and atop one another, creating redundant coverage on the scalp.


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