FAT Hair Transplant

What is FAT Hair Transplantation?

FAT, which stands for Follicular Unit Autologous Transplantation, can also be explained as hair transplantation with autologous fat transfer. FAT hair transplantation technique is based on the principle of using one’s own fat cells. The FAT technique has been developed in the light of scientific research and studies that show that fat tissues have positive effects on hair follicles, and it has been observed that faster and healthier growth is achieved in hair as a result of hair transplantation procedures performed with this method. The biggest distinguishing feature of FAT hair transplantation is that it is not an application focused only on hair collection and transplantation techniques. FAT also aims to increase the quality of the area to be transplanted. It gets support from stem cell-enriched fats to make the planting area suitable. It is known that the role of stem cells in the repair and regeneration of damaged skin tissue has inspired many procedures applied in Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In FAT transfer application, fat injection is applied not only to the area to be transplanted, but also to the entire scalp. In this way, it is aimed to increase the resistance of the hair that has not yet shed, even though it has weakened. FAT is a preliminary application that prepares the scalp for the transplant procedure. It is the preparation process for the hair transplantation stages performed with the FUE technique.

What Advantages Does FAT Hair Transplantation Provide?

  • It prepares the scalp for hair transplantation by stimulating the hair follicles.
  • It supports the hair follicles and contributes to the growth process after hair transplantation.
  • Helps strengthen weakened existing hair
  • Increases the resistance of hair that grows after hair transplantation
  • Accelerates the wound healing process on the scalp after hair transplantation
  • Shock shedding, which is the natural reaction of the healing process of hair transplant surgeries, can be milder.

How is FAT Hair Transplantation Performed?

FAT hair transplantation is a surgical procedure in which 3 different procedures that support each other are applied together.

1. Liposuction

FAT hair transplantation is an application performed using one’s own body fats. In the first stage, areas with regional fat are determined. One of the areas where regional fat is most concentrated is the abdominal region. Therefore, the donor area chosen for liposuction is usually the abdomen. Fat tissues are meticulously removed from the donor area with special airtight devices.

2. Stem Cell Enriched FAT Injection

Between removing body fat and transferring it to the scalp, the process is critical. The stem cell should remain alive as much as possible without being damaged. The stem cell-enriched fat obtained by undergoing a special process in the operating room is injected into the scalp with great care and meticulousness.

3. FUE Hair Transplant

The scalp becomes ready for hair transplantation with the applied stem cell fat injection. First of all, the hair in the donor area is shaved and prepared for the graft collection process. Hair follicles collected one by one are transplanted one by one to the planting area with increased efficiency with the FAT method. FAT hair transplant surgery, which is completed by applying all the stages of the FUE technique, requires meticulousness, care, attention, dexterity, and patience for the patient.

Healing Process After FAT Hair Transplant

An important advantage of FAT hair transplantation is that the healing process can be overcome more easily and comfortably.

  • It does not require hospitalization unless deemed necessary by the hair transplant specialist.
  • Itching and crusting are expected to occur less and mildly.
  • The first wash after the surgery takes place on the 3rd day. The first wash should be carried out by nurses, with a certain technique and with special medical shampoos. At this stage, the patient is informed in detail about how to wash and which product to use. Subsequent washes should be done as described in a 10-day period.
  • It is expected that new hair will form in 3-4 months.
  • Final visual results of FAT hair transplantation can be observed after about 1 year

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Other Details About Fat Hair Transplant

Hair transplantation is an application that can be a remedy for many people who experience permanent hair loss for various reasons. All techniques accepted and applied in hair transplantation procedures are renewed within themselves by gaining momentum with technology. FAT, which was developed by taking power from the regenerative feature of stem cells on damaged skin, is considered as a promising method that takes hair transplantation technology to the next level, with satisfactory feedback from the application results. Scientific and experimental studies on men and women around the world show that autologous fat transfer can be effective in alopecia or other hair loss problems. FAT hair transplantation is a promising procedure developed in the light of scientific researches united in the opinion that adipose tissue has the potential to support hair health.