How Doctors Fix Bad Hair Transplants


When hair transplant first came into the scene, people with bald scalp finally had some hope. But little they knew that it could often lead to unnatural, plugged hair line. People who could afford the hair transplant ran into the surgeon who first claimed that he could cure their baldness permanently through this procedure. For some it made them look like they had a doll hair transplant. Doll hair transplant refers to the visible plugs which look like hair on a doll’s scalp rather than a natural scalp with hair.

If you are among those who have had a hair transplant and are not satisfied by the results. A hair transplant revision surgery may fix the issue by giving a natural look by transplanted hair. While choosing a surgeon for hair transplant, it is important to choose the one who has a number of year’s expertise in the field and is also good in hair transplant repair.

Older Hair Transplant Techniques

The older techniques results were not effective; they resulted in the unnatural hairline, visible plugs and large sites of scarring. These older techniques are now mostly banned and are now not a choice of surgeons to treat baldness.

When graft that contains more than two to three follicular units are transplanted, they create a plugged look. As the graft size is big, it makes them look obvious which also tends to leave massive scars that are visible. Along with this, the older techniques did not focus on the direction of hair growth which did not create a natural look. Sometimes the surgeon also planted the grafts deeper which created pitting in the scalp.

Another procedure that left the patients with unsatisfactory results was scalp reduction procedure. This procedure was performed by removing the bald area of the scalp which would reduce the size of the scalp, but this process leads to large scars across the scalp which required more grafts to be planted to reduce the scar visibility.

Scalp flap surgery which is now not used by surgeons also created a very unnatural look. It was done by removing the bald area of the scalp; the surgeon rotated the area of the scalp with healthy hair to the front making the frontal hair line look dense. This procedure was quite difficult and lead to large scarring by some surgeons who had the least expertise in this technique.

In many cases, the unsatisfied results are due to the outdated techniques, but in some cases, this was also due to the lack of expertise of the surgeon. A surgeon who has a lack of expertise may place the hair in the wrong direction or who doesn’t select the donor hair properly taking in consideration future hair loss can end up performing the hair transplant incorrectly.

Hair Transplant Revision Surgery

Hair transplant revision surgery depends on the type of misfortune related to the hair transplant technique the patient has suffered from. If the issue is related to the plugged grafts, it can be improved by reducing the graft size and sometimes the patient may also require more grafts to be transplanted in the site to say the transplanted hair give a natural look.

Scarring in the donor area is also one of the after issues of hair transplant which can be solved by excising the scar, and then closing the area with sutures. The FUE technique reduces scarring in the donor area by directly reaping the follicular units.

Choose a surgeon with expertise in hair transplant revision surgery. Visit our clinic as we have the best surgeons available at our clinic who can promise an amazing and effective result. There is no consultation fee, so book your appointment now and get the benefit.


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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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