Beard and Moustache Transplant

Beard and Moustache Transplant

From Lamia Jonas

Beard and mustache are referred as the aspect of men’s aesthetic beauty. There is a variety of beard and mustache styling in different cultures, and the styles keep on evolving with respect to trends.

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If you are bald or have thin hair, then this surgical procedure is best for you. This surgery aims to treat the conditions like thin hair and completely or partially balding by adding more hair. The additional hair is taken from the other part of the head or can be plucked from the other parts of the body. Then the surgeon will do the procedure of grafting with that hair and use it on the bald area of the scalp.

As the rate of hair fall or hair loss has been raised during this time, and most people in every gender face this problem. So hair transplant is the best solution for them. In order to reduce the appearance of transplanted hair on the scalp, the surgeons used mini-grafts that looks more natural. So this surgical method is basically the transfer of hair follicles from one part to the other.

Procedure

Local or general anesthesia will be given before proceeding with the technique. Your surgeon can simply numb that area from the hair will be taken. The transfer procedure of hair from a donor site (from where the hair follicles will be taken) to the recipient site (where the ratio of hair is less) is involved in this technique. From any part of the body, the hair can be taken, but in most cases, the surgeon takes the hair from the back of the head.

There are basically two ways through which the hair transplant is done, and these are;

1.     FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant)

In this method, the surgeon will often remove the portion of the scalp (as a strip) from the backside of the head using a scalpel. After the removal, that area (donor site) will be stitched finely. Then the surgeon will do the process that involves the cutting of that strip into parts that each part contains one or more hair. So there are thousands and thousands of them.

Then the holes will be made by the surgeon with the use of a blade, needle, or any other instrument where the hair will be transferred or transplanted (recipient site). After it, the surgeon will do grafting that involves putting hair from that part or cuttings of the scalp and insert it into the hole. And with the help of bandages and gauze, the surgeon will close the treated area.

2.     FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)

In this method, the hair will be removed from the back of the head.  From the scalp, the doctor will extract a single unit of hair follicles, and then after grafting (making holes in the skin where needed), the surgeon will transplant that hair in the puncture holes. And with the help of bandages and gauze, the surgeon will close the treated area.

Benefits

This widely uses surgical procedure has enormous advantages due to its high success ratio. Because of its vast application in every gender, it is considered a solution to untreated hair loss or bald. Here is a list that shows some of the benefits offered by the surgery of hair transplant;

·         It boosts your self-confidence.

·         It builds up your self-image.

·         It gives you a younger look than before.

·         It treats your problems like pattern baldness, hair loss, and thin hair.

·         It takes you out from the state of depression and anxiety that you have about your hair loss.

Risks and complications

Like every other plastic or cosmetic surgery, this surgical procedure also has some limitations. So here is a list of some risks and complications associated with this surgery;

·         Infection

·         Excess of bleeding while grafting.

·         Pain in scalp

·         Itching, discomfort, and pain

·         Swelling around the surgical and treated area.

·         Still loss of hair and baldness due to a poor attempt

Some of the risks are general and go within a few days, but some complications are rare and do not happen in general cases. To reduce the risk of further complications, it is essential to choose a certified and experienced surgeon to get maximum results. Tell him about your complete medical history and genetics, and also talk about your realistic goals.

Recovery

This procedure isn’t done in one sitting; rather, you have to visit the surgeon for a few days and take a few sessions. After the completion of your surgical procedure, your bandages will be removed by your surgeon.

For rapid and successful recovery, try to follow every instruction of the doctor like;

·         Don’t comb harshly.

·         Don’t wear a hat or tight neck shirts.

·         Take a bath after the consultation with the doctor and use a mild shampoo and not rub the scalp.

·         Take medicine to reduce pain and shallowness.

·         Do not take part in any strenuous physical activity.

If you experience any unusual symptoms, visit your doctor immediately, and for every post-meeting and consultation, get regularly go according to the schedule. 

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