The hair can look pretty bad in such a situation and the overall appearance can be worse than that before the hair transplant. In order correct this, a reconstructive hair transplant may be needed
Causes of a bad hair transplant
The first and foremost factor is the performance of the surgeon. Someone with years of experience in the field is likely to not make mistakes. If the surgeon at any stage of the procedure be it planning, extraction of follicles, preparation of recipient site or grafting makes an error, it can damage the results of the procedure.
Opting for less than required grafts can be an issue as well. Although the hair grow after a while, there can be very awkward looking bald patches still left. It can actually damage the personality even further.
In case of strip method, the scar at the donor site may not get the expected coverage of hair and appear unsightly. It does happen in some cases and reconstructive hair transplant surgery is the ideal solution for this problem.
Smoking can cause the hair loss results to fall short of expectations. Smoking reduces the level of oxygen the blood can carry and smoking in the first few weeks after the transplant can deprive the grafts of much need oxygen. A bad hair transplant is often the result in such cases.
What is Reconstructive Hair Transplant?Reconstructive hair transplant refers to the treatment that needs to be taken as a result of an error in prior treatment. That errors can be of any type and patient wants to get rid of that errors.
PreparationIt is necessary to do proper preparation before getting any hair transplant. But the case is different in reconstructive hair transplant, as the actual transplant has already been done. However, preparation is still necessary.
• Quit smoking for at least 7-10 days before treatment.
• Quit usage of aspirin or other blood thinners same like before.
• Done with all essential tests and keep their reports with you to show your surgeon.
ProcedureThe reconstructive hair transplant is done like any other transplant except it has specific areas to cover. The grafts may be acquired through the strip method or punched out in case of FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). The area at which the grafting is to be done is prepared by the surgeon who makes incisions using special needless.
The grafts are then inserted into these incisions. The hair can populate the bald patches and allow a fuller appearance. In case of a scar being covered with hair, the follicles are grafted at the site of the scarring. The post-operative care is the same as other transplant surgeries.
Post-Op CareJust like other aspects, post-op care is necessary to get proper and long-lasting outcomes.
• You need to take proper rest.
• Do not indulge in heavy exercise for some days after your treatment.
• Avoid smoking for at least 2 weeks after our surgery.
• Avoid any kind of blood thinners for at least 7 days.
• Consult your doctor on immediate basis in case of any issue.