Revision Hair Transplant

Revision Hair Transplantation

Revision hair transplantation is a correction procedure to compensate for the first treatment errors, generally requested by people who have had hair transplantation before but could not achieve satisfactory visual results. In addition, scars originating from the FUT technique, which may be necessary for patients whose scalp is severely damaged due to accidents, injuries, burns, but which has lost its currency and effectiveness in modern hair transplantation technologies, may also be subject to revision needs. However, the most valid and common reason is dissatisfaction with the first transaction.

Hair transplant patients want to achieve a natural and voluminous appearance. At this point, the patient’s expectations must be balanced at an accurate and realistic level. Natural appearance, correct technique and treatment; voluminous hair depends on the quality and density of the hair in the donor area and the availability of the area to be transplanted. Errors made in procedure planning can lead to visually unpleasant consequences. Reasons such as incorrectly positioning the hairline, not planting the hair in the right angle, not taking into account possible future hair loss can cause hair transplantation to fail. At this point, the dexterity, experience, foresight and professional ethics of the hair transplant specialist are important.

Hair transplantation is a retired process in which at least a 1-year calendar should be considered, including when the results are clearly observed. For this reason, it is necessary to come together with experts who can carry out all processes professionally in order not to experience losses in terms of health, aesthetics, economic and psychological.

This procedure that can be compensated and repeated as long as there are enough healthy hair follicles in the donor area , even if the hair falls victim to a faulty treatment . Therefore, all visual dissatisfactions that may arise from the first procedure can be regulated by the revision hair transplant procedure.

Revision Hair Transplant Surgery Performed

In general, patients are more worried and anxious before the revision hair transplant, due to the disappointment they experience from the first hair transplant. At this stage, the approach of doctors or hair transplant specialists is very important. In the first consultation, the patient’s expectations and complaints are carefully listened to. Hair analysis evaluates whether the patient is suitable for revision hair transplantation. Treatment errors that caused the first hair transplant surgery to fail are detected. The location of the front hairline is planned and the areas to be planted are determined. The patient is informed in detail about how a visual will be obtained as a result of the procedure. The corrections to be made in the revision hair transplant surgery are determined according to the needs of the patient.

  • FUE: It can be applied in the condensation of sparse areas.
  • Scar Revision : The biggest disadvantage of hair transplantation with FUT technique is scar formation. Although the use of the FUT technique is not common, scars formed after surgeries performed with this method can be corrected with revision hair transplant surgery. In this procedure , grafts are transplanted onto the scar.
  • Removal of Grafts : Grafts transplanted from an incorrect angle are removed and replanted in the right direction.

What is the Healing Process After Revision Hair Transplantation ?

Revision hair transplantation is not subject to a different recovery procedure. The biggest advantage of patients who have had one or more hair transplants before is that they dominate the healing process .

  • After the revision hair transplant surgery performed under local anesthesia or sedation with the FUE technique, the patient is discharged on the same day.
  • Redness may occur in the donor area and the transplanted area. It is expected that the redness will disappear within 3 weeks.
  • It is expected that physical discomforts such as itching, swelling and pain will disappear within 1 week.
  • The first wash is done by the doctor or health personnel when the patient is checked on the 3rd day after the surgery. The patient is informed about how to wash their hair.
  • In the first week, itching may occur in the treatment area. At this stage, the patient should be careful and avoid hand contact.
  • The head area should be protected from the harmful effects of sun rays.

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How to Determine the Front Hairline?

The success criterion of hair transplantation is a natural appearance. FUE is such an ambitious technique that if it is applied correctly and the hair is planted at the right angles, the risk of grass man appearance in the hair will be a thing of the past. Achieving a natural look on the hair depends on the technique applied as well as the correct positioning of the front hairline. The front hairline can be calculated by measuring the distance between the eyebrow and nose, nose and chin, and taking into account the age of the patient. The most ideal size is the one that suits the person’s face and facial features.

The prediction of the hair transplant specialist at this point is very important.

There are 2 disadvantages of the front hairline being designed lower towards the forehead area:

  • Hair looks like a wig after it comes out
  • In case of dissatisfaction, it is very difficult to compensate

Planning the front hairline from behind is advantageous in 3 aspects:

  • Prevents an artificial appearance
  • Compensation is possible in case of dissatisfaction.
  • chance to plant more grafts behind the hairline