Hair Implant Surgery Abroad
There are various reasons for hair loss, but the vast majority of hair loss in men is due to male pattern baldness. Female pattern baldness also exists, which can be attributed to hormonal imbalances, binge dieting and pregnancy.
It is common for people to lose anywhere from 10 to 200 strands of hair a day, but baldness occurs when the hair does not grow back after falling out. Receiving a hair transplant or implants is the only way to restore a full head of hair.
The hair transplant procedure involves taking hair from the back or the sides of the head, using existing hair as a donor area to fill out the bald or thinning areas. Since the hair follicles are alive and from your own head, once they are transplanted they will continue to grow for the rest of your lifetime. They will require cutting like your regular hair.
Hair transplantation takes 6 to 10 hours under local anesthesia or sedation, and is usually performed in a hospital. First, a narrow strip of scalp is taken from the donor area and then grafted onto the bald patch. Alternatively, the procedure can be done by placing individual follicles in the recipient area.
After hair transplantation surgery, you will be allowed to leave the hospital. The procedure does not require an overnight stay. For the first 3 days or so after the procedure, antibiotics and pain medication can help with any pain or swelling of the scalp. After the first 3 days, you can resume washing the hair with a mild shampoo. Physical exercise can be resumed after 1 week, and swimming is possible after the stitches around the graft have been removed.