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Transgender Hair Transplant: F2M, M2F, Treatment Options and Its Cost

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Posted on : April 27, 2021 | Author: John Kahen | Category: Hair Transplant

Transgender Hair Transplant

Hair transplantation is the method that is used to change the looks of your hairline. Moreover, it helps to give an excellent volume to the thinning areas. Furthermore, hair transplantation is also used to change one's gender appearance during gender reassignment. This process of changing gender appearance by hair transplantation is known as transgender hair transplant. As being the part of the transformation, you might require treatment for reshaping or adjusting your hairline. 

There are some of the specific complexities for transgender or transexual hair transplants. These challenges relate to the aesthetic and hi-tech nature of the method for both male and female patients and female to male patients. The female and male hairlines are different. The complexity depends upon the success of the technique while conducting the restoration procedure. Therefore, it is also very essential to consider the directional flow of the hair while grafting. It differs between men and women. even the future perspective should also be considered during the transgender hair process, like hair loss.  

Transgender hair transplant acts like a boon for people who desire to transform their gender. It is a life-changing process for them. It does not matter that you have just begun with your journey or plan to consider hair restoration. But this procedure of transformative helps you to match your physical appearance with your gender recognition. 

What is a transgender Hair Transplant?

Transgender hair transplant is the same as the hair transplantation method. The transplantation is executed in the way you desire to transform your looks. The highly advanced technology used to conduct that FUE transplantation helps you attain the natural-looking head of hair that aspires to transform from male to female and female to male. Moreover, a person can go for a hair transplant to attain a more feminine hairline. It also extracts that minor line of dysphoria related to hairlines and high foreheads. 

Female to Male hair transplant

Quite often, female to male transplant patients show one primary concern that hormonal medicines are not yielding the desired outcomes that they expected. However, hormonal therapy is an effective way to boost hair growth on the body for F2M transplant patients. At the same time, you can also expect a critical loss of hair on the head, which is quite normal. Moreover, F2M patients consider the FUT and FUE hair transplant to overcome thinning hairlines caused due to increased hormone production.  

For the patients undergoing the F2M transition, the male hormones can alter their looks. This majorly brings changes to your looks. With the time you can even experience alopecia, you can also name it as male pattern baldness. It can occur due to male genetics, as dihydrotestosterone (DHT) joins itself to the hair follicles. As time passes by, it changes the hair's growth cycle and can cause a severe hair fall that won't grow back. 

In addition to male pattern baldness, there is no treatment for it. But it can be treated with some of the hair loss medicines like Finasteride, which is popularly used for halting hair loss. However, it won't reverse the sign of baldness that may occur. Therefore, the FUE hair transplant can be beneficial in this case for achieving full head and natural looks. 

Moreover, hair transplantation surgery also proved to be useful while female to male transition as this method helps to attain the desired beard and eyebrows. This will play a magical role in your transition as you will have a proper beard and an eyebrow that will completely change your looks. But in some cases, the hair can be patchy or not as proper as you are willing to have. 

Also, you can read Everything You Need To Know About Beard Transplant?

Male to Female hair transplant

The heavy majority for the male to female transplants is noticed due to the vast difference between the male and female hairline variation. This is the aspect that makes it more challenging to achieve the best outcomes. The main aim of the male to female restoration is to attain feminine looks by restoring thick and healthy hair. The method of M2F transplant can be achieved by performing FUE or FUT procedure. This procedure can successfully increase your hair density and then lower the hairline for a more feminine structure. 

However, transforming from male to female can have some opposite reactions. The alterations made in your estrogen levels can have a severe effect on DHT on hair. 

Moreover, if you had some male pattern baldness before going for the transition, you can be left with thinning regions on the scalp, and even that hairline will depict a receding male. But to avoid this, a revolutionary method of FUE hair transplant is performed to rectify your hairline to give it a more feminine appearance. The men who experienced baldness have a slight M shape hairline after the transition.  

Treatment Options For Transgender Patients At BHHR

Fue Hair Transplant 

FUE hair transplant a short term for follicular unit extraction. In this procedure, the hairs are grafted from the back of the male head, and then those grafted hairs are transplanted on the thinning regions of the scalp. This will make you attain the natural-looking results that will proficiently blend into the natural growth follicle pattern. 

FUT hair transplant 

Follicular unit transplantation is another famous procedure to fulfill your desires of transformation and thick, dense hair. Under this method, a small layer of the tissue is extracted from the back of the head. After this, the single grafts are isolated from these small tissues and transplanted into the thinning regions. 

Facial hair transplant

This procedure of facial hair transplant is favorable for females desiring for F2M transition. Under this method, they can quickly increase the density of the beard, mustache, and sideburns. Therefore, it helps the patients to attain natural-looking masculinization. 

Eyebrow Restoration

Well-shaped eyebrows can artistically give a feminine look for male to female patients. In eyebrow transplant we will provide you with complete and curvy eyebrows that will enhance your looks and make you look beautiful. Whereas many of the patients of M2F neglect the aspect that it can have a strong aesthetic impact. 

Hairline Lowering

The primary aspect of transition is the hairline that has a significant influence on the facial looks. This minimally invasive method includes making an incision along the patient's hairline and then joining the scalp with the forehead. 

FOUR POINTS ABOUT TRANSGENDER HAIR RESTORATION

Feminize with Natural Hair & Skin Characteristics

The goals of the patient with transgender hair restoration are unique. The main purpose is to reshape male hair patterns into hairlines resulting in natural feminine aesthetics. In order to achieve the accomplishment in surgery, it is important to consider the aspects like individual hair quality, skin concerns of the patient, and feminizing the looks that steal everyone's attention. Moreover, the contour of the hairline, tone of the hair, and skin tone all are factors that affect the structuring of the hairline design. 

Shape the Frontal Hairline to the Individual

Female hairline is usually stereotyped in most cases. And this must be applied to the hairline design. For the procedure to be followed in a proper manner, then the major aspects mentioned like skin, tone, the shape of the face, forehead, and brows must not be underestimated. The try-and-true lead to reach hairline design mostly results in a feminized but have an odd appearance. The reason, again being is creating that unique hairline work for that unique individual. The properly formed hairline will enhance your facial expressions and make you appear more beautiful by exhibiting natural features. 

Lower the frontal hairline and around the temples

Usually, in comparison, beautiful feminine hairlines are lower than masculine hairlines. The use of FUT hair transplant assumes it alters masculine hairline features like recessed temples that do not seem to be soft and rounded. Transgender patients expect beautiful hairlines to have more feminine looks. The height of the hairline lowering relies upon the position of the eyebrows and the shape of the forehead. 

Add density to frontal and mid-scalp zones to disguise thinning.

Often in transgender patients, male pattern baldness can be seen in the form of thinning in the male pattern area. As this thinning is quite obvious that in results diminishes the attractiveness. Patients desiring the feminize frontal hairline, hair styling, and surgical tactics play an important role in adding density to thinning areas. These two factors- styling and strategy are very important for someone with heavy hair loss and poor donor supply. This is because the patient already failed in achieving hair feminizing goals as compared to those with good donor hair resources. In this case, if the patient has large-scale thinning, then that patient will have ample donor resources to attain the desired full feminine appearance. A huge amount of donors will be required to lower and feminize the hairline by adding volume in the front, mid-scalp, and crown areas. Those lucky patients not only commence a softer feminine look but also cover the thinning generated due to male pattern baldness.   

Expectations and Recovery

The morning after the surgery:

  • At this stage, the hairs cannot be rinsed or styled as the hairs are still loose and would fall out. It requires time to restore. 
  • You will be provided with the bandage that must stay in place for a minimum of two days. After three days, you can get back to your work, but we advise you to stay off from your work for a week until you are fully recovered. 

3 days after the surgery:

  • On the third day, you can remove your dressing carefully and very lightly and gently rinse your head. It is advisable not to directly stand under the shower jet. You can use a wet washcloth and a little shampoo and let the foam apply to the treated area a few times. Then dry your hair gently with a soft towel. Keep in mind that you do not have to do rubbing while drying your hairs. 
  • It is also essential to avoid heavy exercises and physical exertion during the first week, as your body requires time to heal. This way, it reduces the risk of wound or bleeding. 
  • At the time of restoration procedure, some of the scabs might form, and you might experience a minor inflammation in transplanted areas. And if scabs develop, they usually vanish within 7 days.    

2 months after the surgery:

  • After two months of the treatment, you are advised to dye your hair. 

Aftercare Tips

  • It is better to wait for some days after the surgery to rinse your hair. Only use little shampoo for the initial few weeks. 
  • Within three days you should be able to join your work. 
  • For about three weeks, do not brush or comb over the new grafts. 
  • It is better to avoid wearing hats or pullover shirts until your doctor suggests it. 
  • Avoid exercising for a week. 

There is nothing to bother if you feel some hair falling out as it is a part of the procedure. The hairs transplanted might not grow the way you desired for about a month. 

Transgender Hair Transplant Cost

Cost is the factor that can not be ignored and is very important to consider before undergoing the method. But it is suggestible that you should not run for the cheap surgeons as it is the matter of your health and appearance. If you are pondering about the cost of the treatment, it varies from person to person. The cost primarily depends upon the factors like your hair characteristics, the overall complexity of the method, and most importantly, the number of grafts you will be required for transplanting. 

To get an idea about the cost of a transgender hair transplant, you can use our virtual consultation services and visit our hair transplant cost page. It will let you predict the cost of the treatment by estimating the number of grafts you require and then relate it up with the expected price. 

The requirements of transgender hair restoration will differ from patient to patient. Thus, making it a little challenging to give a general cost of transplantation. Finally, during the consultation, the cost will be determined. 

Transgender Hair Transplant at Beverly Hills Hair Restoration

At Beverly Hills Hair Restoration, you will find all our hair transplant surgeries are conducted by the best and highly experienced world-class doctors. We do both FUE and FUT hair transplantation. 

We want our patients to connect with us virtually for no-obligation consultation before making any appointments for your treatment. We assure our patients that their talks are private and confidential and give you the chance to meet our incredible team of surgeons, headed by Dr. Kahen, to make you feel comfortable in our clinic. 

At the time of your hair consultation, your doctor will examine your hair quality and discuss your requirements to determine what type of transplant you need. Our doctors will discuss every aspect and what you expect to be like. Moreover, they are always there to answer all your queries that you might have. At the time of your personalized meeting with the doctor, he would be able to provide you with the precise costing for your treatment. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When will I see the results from a hair transplant?

The outcomes will start appearing 90 days after the treatment is done. After the procedure, within 14 to 21 days, the newly transplanted hairs will start to fall out. But you do not have to bother with it as it is normal to occur. As the roots have been set under the skin and new hairs will start growing in the upcoming months. Within the span of 6 months of the surgery, about 70% of the follicles will have rising new hairs. At the same time, the rest of the hairs will take a year to be fully grown. 

Is hair transplant surgery painful?

According to the reviews given by most of the patients, a hair transplant is not a painful method. In this procedure, the local anesthetics and medications are used to make the patient comfortable and have a relaxing experience. 

Will I be awake?

Yes, at the time of the procedure, you will be awake. 

Will I Have Discomfort?

Under the procedure of transgender transplant, you face no discomfort. 

How Much Does It Cost?

It relies upon the degree of transformation you require. To get the precise cost, schedule your consultation. 

Do You Offer Financing?

Yes, BHHR gives you this opportunity of financing. For more details, book your consultation. 

How Many Grafts Will I Need?

It depends on the extent of transformation you require while a transgender hair transplant. 

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How Much Does A Hair Transplant Cost?
Everything You Need To Know About Beard Transplant?
Why do you lose hair?
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