I Had a FAILED Hair Transplant: What Do I Do Next?
For patients undergoing a hair restoration procedure to address hair loss or hair thinning, this is supposed to be an entirely life-altering (in an effective way) and exciting experience; so a botched or failed hair transplant can be especially demoralizing leading to depression and anxiety. Reputable hair restoration surgeons feel the same way and we do not wish for our patients to endure a failed hair transplant – which is why Beverly Hills & Orange County Hair Transplant specialist, Dr. Yazdan, spends a great deal of time and energy devoted to the planning process so that the likelihood of a failed hair transplant is minimized to the greatest extent possible.
During the procedure itself, one of the most common reasons for failure of a follicular unit graft is desiccation – dehydration of the grafts. This is the result of the grafts spending too much time outside of the body from the time it is excised from the donor zone (i.e. back of the scalp) to the time it is transplanted into the recipient site. Therefore, a reputable hair transplant surgeon will work with a team of medical professionals that includes nurses and surgical assistants, as this ensures that each and every follicular unit is suitable when it is transplanted into the recipient site.
In the pre-operative stage, Dr. Yazdan, would evaluate the ‘health’ of the patient’s remaining hair and its potential viability for transplantation. He then discusses the likelihood of the hair transplant procedure being a success based on the volume of healthy donor hair and tissue available – Any honorable surgeon wouldn’t proceed with a hair transplant without the obtainability of copious donor grafts likely to yield the results the patient is seeking out.
Steps to Consider if Your Hair Transplant Has FAILED You:
Obviously, no one wants to endure a situation in which a hair transplant fails and must be corrected. In the instance in which a hair transplant fails, the patient should first take steps in identifying the cause for the failure. Certain behaviors or health conditions could play a significant role in causing a hair transplant failure, but your physician should have discussed any potentially adverse issues during the time of your consultation.
If the hair transplant has failed, you should take initial steps by researching a credible hair restoration surgeon with the goal of determining the cause of the failed procedure and to develop a course of action for correcting the issue once and for all. Reconstructing a failed hair transplant is no easy task and should only be left for the most suited physicians. Whether your transplant was performed in the past year or was performed over a decade ago; skilled hair transplant surgeons understand how to correct a previously failed hair transplant and can ensure that any future procedures are successful and yield a permanent solution with optimal results for the patient.
Again, we don’t want to see you go through this so try to learn from other people’s mistakes and not your own. However, if it’s already happened, there are still options for you! It’s easy to understand why a patient might be hesitant to return to the clinic responsible for a mishandled hair transplant. A patient in need of a corrective hair transplant procedure must seek out a skilled and experienced surgeon who specializes in hair restoration and has access to advanced technology, methods, and tools and can perform the most innovative hair transplant procedures – FUE or FUT/Strip method.
When selecting your doctor, find one with a versatile skill set and a track record of success in correcting hair transplants. He or she should be able to provide specific examples of successful procedures and should evaluate your particular condition and discuss the different options that may be available to them. At Modena Hair Restoration, we offer a variety of potential options for our patients either solitary or in conjunction with an FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) or FUT/Strip (Follicular Unit Transplant) procedure.
A patient who underwent a hair transplant (back in the 90’s) and no longer wishes to have the unnatural look of the outdated hair plugs can turn to a hair transplant physician capable of removing the original plugs and redistributing in much smaller, natural-looking grouping in the recipient site. This strategy ensures the old hair transplant is covered up and disguised while making optimal use of available donor grafts during the corrective operation. The same is true of a patient who underwent a procedure recently but is unhappy with the outcome, as a skilled specialist, Dr. Yazdan can artistically create a new hairline that is much more natural-looking and restores the confidence in the patient.
Any patient who is dissatisfied with the outcome of their hair transplant should still feel confident that they can achieve a permanent solution to their thinning hair or hair loss. Selecting the appropriate doctor is first and foremost – the most critical step in correcting a poorly done transplant. Patients should therefore exercise a great deal of caution and patience when meeting with your potential hair restoration surgeon. Be prepared with a checklist of important questions to ask your surgeon at the time of your consultation. A sizable percentage of procedures done at Modena Hair Restoration are repair procedures. Regardless of your previously failed hair transplant, Dr. Yazdan has the expertise, tools and surgical options accessible to significantly improve your cosmetic results.
For questions or to schedule a consultation, call one of our offices conveniently located in Irvine, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas at 888-717-5273 or contact via our website at contact Modena Hair Link