How Hair Transplant Repair Can Fix an Unnatural Hairline

October 29, 2016 — by Robert True
Tags: Hair Restoration Corrective Surgery

A man smilingThe team at True & Dorin Medical Group is well-versed in hair restoration procedures. We routinely achieve natural-looking results through our use of hair transplants, which has made us a leading New York practice to treat hair loss and hair thinning.

In addition to treating baldness, we can also correct previous hair transplant procedures. This process is known as secondary hair restoration surgery or hair transplant repair. Let's go over some of the basics of this process.

The Consequences of a Bad Hair Transplant

While hair transplant surgery is supposed to make you look great and have a full head of head, a poor hair restoration job can lead to a number of serious aesthetic problems. The pluggy look is a major problem, for instance, with visible graft sites on the scalp. The hairline itself may appear unnaturally straight, uniform, low, or high. This is not what a normal hairline looks like in many patients.

The bottom line is that a bad hair transplant can look like, well, a bad hair transplant. That's were corrective and secondary hair restoration procedures come into play.

How a Corrective Hair Transplant Surgery Works

During hair transplant repair, a surgeon considers the nature of the original hair transplant technique. When an older technique is used, such as plugs or scalp reduction, the results reveal the limitations of hair restoration at that time. For plugs that cause cobble-stoning of the scalp, the primary concern is breaking up those grafts and achieving proper hair density and texture. For scalp reduction surgeries, the main concern is using new grafts to create a more natural hairline while masking scar tissue.

Ultimately in both cases, the primary concern is to make results look natural. While density on the scalp is important, the hairline position and shape is very carefully considered as well.

Considering the Natural Look of the Hairline

A person's natural hairline is determine by a host of genetic factors. There's a person's own parents to consider, for instance. The racial and ethnic background of a patient will often determine the shape of the hairline, the start of the hairline, and other related matters. As with any surgery, there can't be a one-size-fits-all approach.

Careful Customization of Hair Restoration

When performing a hair transplant repair, we consider old photos of the patient's hairline, and will often use these as a starting point for the work we do. We will then use the latest in follicular unit transplantation (FUT) or follicular unit extraction (FUE) techniques to harvest donor hair and place it where it is needed on the scalp.

Combing FUT and FUE with the existing work that is done, we can camouflage the old grafts and plugs, even out the distribution of hair, and carefully mask all sorts of previous imperfections. The important point is that the repair is customized so that you look your best.

The Results of Hair Transplant Repair

Many patients who undergo hair transplant repair achieve excellent results. Not only are issues with hair density and and texture resolved, but the hairline itself tends to look much more natural to the patient in the process. Many of our patients are very satisfied with these corrective surgery results.

Contact True & Dorin Medical Group

To learn more about corrective hair transplants to improve issues with the shape of your hairline, be sure to contact our team of hair restoration specialists today. The team at True & Dorin Medical Group is here to help you have a natural and healthy head of hair.