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Hair Transplant Q&A with Dr. Yazdan

Can I Cut My Hair After a Hair Transplant?

Absolutely! Your newly transplanted hair is from your own body and acts like your own natural hair would. Once the transplanted hair grows in, you will cut it as normal. Hair transplant hair will grow normally and seamlessly (if transplanted by a qualified expert and specialist). You can style it, grow it, perm it any way you’d like.

How can I pay for my hair transplant?

There are a number of ways you can pay for a hair transplant. There are payment plans that fit any budget. Generally insurance does not cover a hair transplant, but check with your provider.

Can you travel after a hair transplant?

Yes! We have patients that come from all over the world to have the procedure with us in Newport Beach, Las Vegas or Los Angeles. Our patients come from Canada, Italy, Germany, China and the Middle East – and all schedule a return flight only a day or two after the procedure.

What will I look like after my hair transplant?

Immediately after the procedure you will only have a bit of swelling and a bit of redness on the scalp. You will have a ‘buzz cut’ look that will show your beautiful new hair line of newly implanted grafts.

When can I go back to work after a hair transplant?

This will depend on the size and type of transplant you receive, but generally speaking you will be able to return to work after only three days.

What is the difference between FUT and FUE?

Both FUT and FUE are hair transplant procedures. The primary difference between the two techniques is in the way we move the hair. FUT procedure involves surgically removing a strip of hair from the back of the head. The FUE involves removing grafts from the donor area one by one. No sutures, slits or staples are required.

Important Hair Transplant Questions and Considerations

hair transplant considerations
Although the finished result of a hair transplant is something to get very excited about, there is a lot of thinking that needs to be done beforehand – after all, this is a major aesthetic procedure, and one that should be conducted by a master specialist who shares your vision. Here are some key considerations to know, understand and process before undertaking a hair transplant procedure:
The more original form of hair transplantation is follicular unit transplantation, or FUT, also called the strip method. This involves taking a strip of hair from the donor site and implanting it into the thinning or balding area. The hair follicles or grafts are then microscopically dissected from the strip and placed in the recipient area. The area where the strip was removed is closed using modern trichophytic donor closure techniques. When done properly, the scar is very fine and easily covered by the existing surrounding hair.
The FUE method, or follicular unit extraction, works by excising one hair follicle at a time from the donor area using a very small circular scalpel. These follicles are then transplanted one by one into the recipient area. When done properly and using the proper tools, these incisions are so tiny that once healed cannot be seen with the naked eye. This is why the FUE method of hair transplantation is sometimes called ‘virtually scarless’.
How Much Will It Cost?
The cost of a hair transplant varies depending on what the patient desires, the difficulty of the operation, graft extraction numbers, and whether additional treatments are needed. The best way to determine the cost for your hair transplant procedure is to meet with a hair restoration surgeon for a consultation. During the consultation, make sure to estimate a reliable graft and overall price quote.
What If…?
The ‘what if’ question often goes unasked, but it is just as important as all the others. The ‘what if’ question relates to any risks associated with the procedure. Find out what they are, and what the clinic’s policy is regarding what happens if something goes wrong. It is a very rare thing, but every surgery has its risks, and hair transplantation is no different.
What Happens Next?
You must be prepared to carry out an aftercare regime once your initial procedure has been carried out. This is very important, as it will aid in the healing process and optimize your hair restoration goals. Find out all the details and be sure that you can stick to the plan before undergoing surgery.
What Will It Look Like?
If you are considering having a hair transplant, you will most likely have imagined and dreamed of what the final result will look like. Talk these ideas through with your surgeon and find out whether the look you want is achievable. You don’t want to be disappointed when you wake up from surgery, so this is an important discussion to have beforehand.

Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.