5 Factors that contribute to a failed hair transplant


Hair transplant is the only viable option if you are seeking to restore the desired amount of hair on a bald scalp. However, not everyone is a suitable candidate for a hair transplant, as there are many things to consider while identifying the candidacy. If you are planning to undergo a hair transplant procedure, you will need to educate yourself about each and everything about the procedure before undergoing that. It will be proved beneficial to aware yourself about the risks and difficulties of the procedure and how you can protect yourself.

Here are the 5 main reasons why people may not be satisfied with their hair transplant procedures.

Inexperienced surgeon

The skills and expertise of the surgeon performing the procedure are very important, as he/she is the one who leads the proceedings. It takes a lot of time and effort to master this skill and it is not the preference of any patient to be assumed as an experimental subject.

A hair transplant when performed by an inexperienced surgeon, causes the grafting to not take place properly which leads to the failure of a hair transplant. Grafts placement plays a very crucial part in making up the final look of the outcomes from a hair transplant procedure. Experienced surgeons are aware of the efficient utilization of the available donor grafts and make the outcomes of the procedure natural looking.

A less experienced hair transplant may make mistakes while selecting a potential donor area for graft extraction. If the grafts are extracted from the areas that are prone to baldness, the results will be affected or the newly transplanted grafts might fall-out immediately after the hair transplant procedure.

Insufficient post-operative care

Taking care of yourself and treated areas after the hair transplant procedure is as important as the procedure itself. Right after your hair transplant procedure, you will be provided with the after-care instructions as well as comprehensive information regarding the post-operative treatments that you will be conducting for the following days and weeks.

It has been observed that after a hair transplant procedure, many patients experience scabbing around the newly transplanted grafts. Also, scratching this area and washing it improperly may have adverse effects on the grafts survival and final results.

Not being an ideal candidate for hair transplant

Hair transplant is a life-changing procedure when it comes to overcoming the baldness. But remember that not everyone is a right candidate to undergo a hair transplant procedure.

Before the surgery, getting a detailed medical history and diagnosing the underlying chronic illnesses are very important factors.

During the medical examination, your doctor will conduct different tests and special procedures in order to thoroughly know about your hair transplant candidacy.

Dishonesty by the hair transplant clinics

Just like every other profession, unfortunately not all the people working in the field of medical and cosmetic fields are honest. When you are conducting research on the level of expertise of a doctor, it is also important to identify the credibility of the hair transplant clinics.

Misunderstanding the hair transplant surgery

Some of the people may misunderstand the hair transplant surgery and expect unrealistic outcomes form their procedure. However, the reality is that you can only be befitted from the number of donor follicles on your scalp. While in some cases, the donor hair follicles can also be obtained from other parts of the body, but those may not stay for longer and give you a natural look.

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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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