What happens during the transgender hair transplant procedure?
As the hair restoration surgery is according to the individual's needs and concerns, the procedure will differ based on the techniques used during the treatment. Before starting your treatment, the surgeon will duly inform you about the type of anesthesia given to you, the length of the procedure, the entire process of surgery, and what to expect after the surgery. For the best and natural-looking results, some patients may need multiple sessions of the transplant procedure. You can bestow your complete faith in the surgical expertise and aesthetic sensibilities of Dr. John Kahen to give you the natural look you desire. Along with this procedure, the emphasis will be on creating a hairline that is flatter, lower, and rounder in shape.
What are the expectations and recovery process like in a transgender hair transplant?
The morning after the surgery:
One cannot rinse or style the hairs after the very next morning of the surgery as the hairs are still loose and will fall out. Your hair will take some time to restore.
Make sure to keep the bandage in place for a minimum of two days. You can get back to your back after three days of the surgery. But it will be better to take off from your work for at least a week until fully recovered.
After three days of the surgery
You can remove your dressing and rinse your head gently after three days of your surgery. First, refrain from standing under the shower jet. Instead of this, you can use a cloth piece and little shampoo to apply over the treated area. Next, with the help of a soft towel, dry your hair gently. But while doing so, make sure not to rub your hairs.
During the first week, also avoid any heavy exercises and physical exertion to let your body heal. It reduces the risk of bleeding.
During the restoration procedure, there are chances that you may develop some of the scabs or go through minor inflammation in the treated area. But no worries, as scabs will vanish within 7 days only.
Two months after the surgery
You are advised to dye your hair after it's been two months of your treatment.
What results can I expect after a transgender hair transplant?
Do not expect the results of the transgender hair transplant to be immediately apparent after the procedure, and have some patience as the follicles go through their growth cycle. Your new hair growth will commence after the follicles have ended their resting stage, and it's been three months since your treatment. There are chances that your hair growth may take around five months to mature. The full results of the procedure may become apparent after one year of the treatment. Whether you need any additional sessions to achieve your desired goals is determined by Dr. John Kahen. For some patients, Smart PRP therapy can also be an option to increase their hair growth and the quality of results. If there is any scarring due to the procedure, then you may choose to undergo additional treatments for that.
As it is said, a picture speaks thousands of words; the same is true of the hair transplant procedure also. Therefore, to ensure that you will get the best results of the procedure, we advise you to ask your surgeon to show you the transgender MTF before and after pictures of the clients who have undergone similar treatments and got the best results. Then, after witnessing the images, you can see the wonders performed by the surgeons.
What are the aftercare tips?
If you are looking forward to rinsing your hair after the surgery, then you should wait for a while. For the first few weeks, use little shampoo only.
You can join your routine work after three days of your surgery.
Refrain from brushing or combing the new grafts for around three weeks.
Also, avoid wearing hats or pullover shirts until suggested by your doctor.
For a week, avoid hard exercise or any workout.
If you notice some hair falling out, no need to bother about it as it is part of a procedure. There is a possibility that the transplanted hair might not grow as you expected it to be for about a month.
When will I see the outcome of a hair transplant?
After being done with the treatment, you will start to witness its results in around 90 days. Initially, you will see that the newly transplanted hair is falling out. But no worries, as it is common for people to experience this as the roots have been set under the skin, it will take time for the hair to grow. You will notice a rise in your hair follicles by around 70% within six months. As far as the rest of the hairs are concerned, it will take a year to depict full growth.
Is hair transplant surgery painful?
If we go by the reviews given by most of our patients, then the hair transplant is not at all painful. We use several medications and local anesthetics to comfort and relax the patient during the treatment.
Can other treatments help to enhance the results of a hair transplant?
The answer is yes. The platelet-rich plasma treatment aids in improving your blood flow and can speed up the healing. Read more about PRP on our blog.
How much a transgender hair transplant cost?
Before undergoing the treatment of transgender hair transplant, patients make sure to know about the cost. But while having an insight into the price, one should not go for the cheap surgeons about your health and appearance. The cost of a transgender hair transplant varies from person to person. It depends on the multitude of factors like the method used, features of your hair, and the crucial one, the number of grafts needed for transplanting.
You can book your consultation with us or visit our hair transplant cost page to know about the cost of the treatment. In addition, you can predict the estimated cost of your treatment by looking at the number of grafts required by you and the other factors.
Whether you are eligible for the transgender hair restoration or not will differ from person to person. As a result, it isn't easy to let you know the cost of transplantation. But you can know the price during your consultation with us.
Do you offer financing?
Beverly Hills hair restoration does give you financing offers. So for having a peep into the offers, book your consultation with us now.
How many grafts will I need?
Grafts will be determined based on the extent of transformation you are looking for during the transgender hair transplant.
What are the possible side effects of hair transplantation?
One common side effect of hair transplant is scarring. So be it any procedure, some scars are bound to take place. You can expect small, round and white scars by FUE harvesting technique, especially in the donor area. But, contrary to it, the scars are undetectable if you have long hair.
Besides the above mentioned, other side effects of hair transplant include:
Pain, itching, swelling on the scalp
Inflammation of hair follicles
The artificial appearance of transplanted hair
Continuous hair fall
Pus around the surgical area
If you have more questions about the transgender hair transplant, then feel free to reach Beverly Hills hair Restoration and have a word with our team or book a consultation.