Can A Hair Transplant Go Wrong?

The hair is a crucial part of our self-image that could boost our self-esteem. Many people feel inadequate when their hair falls out. Some find themselves losing their self-confidence. All of this can be easily brought back through hair transplants.
Among all the cosmetic surgeries, hair transplant is a common procedure that both men and women opt for. From the famous celebrities to your neighbours, a lot have performed hair transplants. A good hair transplant surgery can make one’s hair look absolutely normal and make them feel secure and confident in the way they look.
But the truth is, not all hair transplants end on a good note. There have been some bad hair transplant procedures which have ended far worse than the original condition. This varies from clinic to clinic. Even the best clinic will have one odd case per 100 who will have a result not consonant with his expectation.

What Are The Effects of A Bad Hair Transplant?

When a hair transplant ends up wrong, there can be any number of bad results from it.

• The hair transplant can result in a significant and visible scar on the head.
• There can be bits of hair growth in clusters all around the head with some bland spots in the middle.
• The hair transplant can cause cysts on the head which will be septic and result in many more problems.
• A badly performed hair transplant procedure can result in haemorrhage.
• Swelling on the head is also another issue that can be due to the build of fluids.
• After a hair transplant, the hair thinning may occur in certain sections.
These are just some of the problems and side effects when a hair transplant goes wrong. Most of these issues are due to ignorance, complacency or negligence of the plastic surgeon.

Why Is It Important to Choose A Right Surgeon

There are a lot of plastic surgeons who perform hair transplant in India. But some of these surgeons are unqualified or inexperienced to perform a hair transplant and choosing such surgeons could result in a bad experience.

These inexperienced surgeons may be unaware of the exact procedure to perform a hair transplant or cannot handle a complication when it does appear. There are also certain prerequisites that need to check in a patient before a hair transplant which could be neglected by some surgeons. All of these mistakes on the part of the surgeon combined with the lack of proper knowledge could end up worsening the patient’s hair and giving them side effects.

It is important to choose the right plastic surgeon not in the advertisements you see each day but on their credentials and their past experience. You can check out the reviews of the surgeon and the clinic on the internet in different forums to see the experience of other persons. You can also visit the surgeon for a consultation to see if he is qualified and experienced enough to perform a proper hair transplant. Most importantly see his befores and afters and videos posted on YouTube with normal lighting. If pictures after the result are in shadow, run!

Instead of choosing a plastic surgeon who has experience in a lot of surgeries like liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, etc, it is best to choose a surgeon who is specialized especially in hair transplant procedures.

Can A Bad Hair Transplant Be Fixed?

Some of the bad effects of the hair transplant can be fixed by another surgery. For example, if you have uneven hair patches all around the head with some bald spots or thinning of hair after the hair transplant, procedures like Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) can help in fixing it. These procedures require abundant healthy donor hair follicles to perform the hair transplant.

In case if the hair looks weird after the hair transplant and making it obvious that you have undergone the procedure, micrografts can be placed to cover up the unnatural hair transplants and give your total hair a natural look. Similarly, there are certain procedures for most of the issues related to bad hair transplants.

First, you need to consult an experienced hair transplant surgeon for this procedure to fix the issue. Going back to the surgeon who had already made the mistake isn’t the best option. The new hair transplant surgeon can then examine your condition and suggest new procedures to compensate for your previous bad experience.

To learn about how a procedure can go wrong, watch Dr Bhatti28  videos in this YouTube Playlist-

If you are looking for an experienced hair transplant surgeon to fix your bad hair issues, Dr. Tejinder Bhatti is a perfect choice. He is one of the most respected hair transplant surgeons in Asia who has helped a lot of patients, including many celebrities to have natural looking hair transplants. For more information on booking a consultation with him, visit Darling Buds Hair Transplant Center now.

5 Points to be noted while repairing a Strip Scar.

A lot of my work entails repairing of FUT scars.
Most that come to me are very wide scars and the treatment in these cases mostly is scalp relaxation exercises followed by trichophytic reveion closure with z-plasty.
However every FUT scar today wants revision. Strip scars are not pleasing any more for contemporary hair styles that are very short at the back and sides.
Points to be noted while repairing are-
1. FUT scar revision entails camouflaging the scar by breaking the visual linearity. The scar remains the same. Only it is less visible. It is a mere trick for the eye!
2. I do not harvest above the scar so the hair above are not thinned and do not reveal the scar more.
3. Beard grafts are the best grafts to cover strip scars since they are thick and coarse and break the visual linearity better than thinner hair from the scalp or chest.
4. Grafts are placed vertically so the scar tissue can be bypassed and the root gets its nourishment from the near subdermal level.
5. SMP (scalp micropigmentation) should be considered as a valuable adjunct to graft camouflage.​

Power Buzz or a hair transplant?

Hair loss evinces varied reactions from men and women alike. Since olden days magical hair loss cures, have been sold to gullible people.

When we talk of hair loss it is the genetic cause that is mostly implied. However there may be hair loss due to immunological disorders, skin disease or while on anticancer drugs.

It is increasingly becoming evident that hair loss as we see it today is evolutionary. This explains the early onset of hair loss in young males and females. Though genetic cause is the supreme underlying environmental factors like stress, lack of sleep, fast food diet and use of improper hair care products are responsible for early onset. Like man lost his tail rendering tail transplant surgeons obsolete, hair transplant surgeons may become extinct when more people become bald and possession of a thick mane of hair is not longer at a premium.

Already bald people, like their idols Bruce Willis and Vin Diesel are beginning to wear the shaven look. As per University of Pennsylvania Wharton School men with shaven heads are seen as more masculine, dominating and with leadership potential. This may explain the popularity of the “Power Buzz” amongst business leaders today.

If they are to be believed, the mane does not define a Man since some of the best looking men are comfortable with their personality, their body and their baldness. I would go on to add that if you shave off when your hair has begins to haunt, the focus shifts to your other attributes- your eyes (the windows to your soul), your smile and your fabulous body- provided you possess them. In these cases just a head shave is the best way forward if you do not live in India where due to social reasons it may be an anathema.

If the above does not hold true for your situation, and you have thinning and not yet baldness, you can bank upon a few modalities-

  • Medication- Propecia, Rogaine, Biotin, Saw Palmetto
  • Platelet Rich Plasma

However if the condition has progressed to baldness, hair transplant is the only answer. Hair transplant is a surgical procedure in which hair from the same person is skillfully redistributed using 2 different techniques- FUT or FUE.

Of late, minimally invasive FUE techniques are in vogue and have mostly superseded the former technique in more than 90% hair transplant clinics the world over. The technique is laborious and intense and needs a team of 5-6 staff to accomplish with the plastic surgeon as the team leader.

Following the success of pioneering clinics all over the world including India, FUE clinics have become extremely commonplace. It is estimated that in India alone, there are over 5000 FUE clinics operational. FUE clinics have a pecking order too like most health care delivery systems-

  • The doctor-centric doctor-administered Clinic
  • The technician- centric doctor-administered Clinic
  • The technician centric-entrepreneur administered clinic
  • The technician-centric technician-administered Clinic

The potential hair transplant candidate should do adequate research to determine the involvement of the doctor since the first hair transplant if improperly done can ruin his future chances of a successful hair transplant since the available donor gets depleted every time a procedure is done.

Loss of Inheritance

Hair loss evinces varied reactions from men and women alike. Since olden days magical hair loss cures, have been sold to gullible people like horse uri

When we talk of hair loss it is the genetic cause that is mostly implied. However there may be hair loss due to immunological disorders, skin disease or while on anticancer drugs.

It is increasingly becoming evident that hair loss as we see it today is evolutionary. This explains the early onset of hair loss in young males and females. Though genetic cause is the supreme underlying environmental factors like stress, lack of sleep, fast food diet and use of improper hair care products are responsible for early onset. Like man lost his tail rendering tail transplant surgeons obsolete, hair transplant surgeons may become extinct when more people become bald and possession of a thick mane of hair is not longer at a premium.

Already bald people, like their idols Bruce Willis and Vin Diesel and are beginning to wear the shaven look. As per University of Pennsylvania Wharton School men with shaven heads are seen as more masculine, dominating and with leadership potential. This may explain the popularity of the “Power Buzz” amongst business leaders today.

Older silver back gorillas are the ones in charge in their pack and are considered powerful and more aggressive as compared to those gorillas without signs of aging. The body speaks a language in subtle ways across all animal species. This is the reason a shaven head in the human workplace looks daunting and competitive and is a sign of dominance.

If they are to be believed, the mane does not define a Man since some of the best looking men are comfortable with their personality, their body and their baldness. I would go on to add that if you shave off when your hair has begins to haunt, the focus shifts to your other attributes- your eyes (the windows to your soul), your smile and your fabulous body- provided you possess them. In these cases just a head shave is the best way forward if you do not live in India where due to social reasons it may be an anathema.

If the above does not hold true for your situation, and you have thinning and not yet baldness, you can bank upon a few modalities-

  • Medication- Propecia, Rogaine, Biotin, Saw Palmetto
  • Platelet Rich Plasma

However if the condition has progressed to baldness, hair transplant is the only answer. Hair transplant is a surgical procedure in which hair from the same person is skillfully redistributed using 2 different techniques- FUT or FUE.

Of late, minimally invasive FUE techniques are in vogue and have mostly superseded the former technique in more than 90% hair transplant clinics the world over. The technique is laborious and intense and needs a team of 5-6 staff to accomplish with the plastic surgeon as the team leader.

Following the success of pioneering clinics all over the world including India, FUE clinics have become extremely commonplace. It is estimated that in India alone, there are over 5000 FUE clinics operational. FUE clinics have a pecking order too like most health care delivery systems-

  • The doctor-centric doctor-administered Clinic (Hair transplant Clinic)
  • The technician- centric doctor-administered Clinic (Hair transplant center)
  • The technician centric-entrepreneur administered clinic (Hair transplant studio)
  • The technician-centric technician-administered Clinic (Hair transplant shop)

The potential hair transplant candidate should do adequate research to determine the involvement of the doctor since the first hair transplant if improperly done can ruin his future chances of a successful hair transplant since the available donor gets depleted every time a procedure is done.

A properly done hair transplant is costly. This is since the clinic cannot do many cases if a hair transplant clinic does a limited number of cases giving due care and time to each patient rather than a factory line as in hair transplant shops and studios. However clinics do give handsome discounts upto 50% during lean periods. People from the middle income group should avail these discounts by planning ahead.

A majority of balding people disregard motherly advice rather cynically when they are told that what counts is what they have within them – the qualities o character, intelligence and hard work and not what people see. However, most feel that the reality is that the work place, the peer group and relations in general can be harsh and unforgiving if balding belies a person’s age.