What to Expect During the Hair Restoration Surgery Process

At True & Dorin Medical Group, our entire staff wants you to fully understand exactly what you can expect from the hair restoration surgery process. Although each customized treatment plan may vary slightly, you can typically expect to spend most of the day at our office on the day of your procedure. Your will be given specific instructions to prepare for your surgery, as well as directions for post-operative careDr. Robert True or Dr. Robert Dorin will go over every detail of your treatment during your consultation to ensure that you are fully aware of what your procedure will entail. If you have balding or thinning hair and would to learn more about our restorative surgeries, please contact us to schedule a consultation with our medical team.

Video: Day of Surgery

On the day of hair transplant surgery with True & Dorin, you will meet with your physician to review your medical surgery and have pictures taken.

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What to Expect During the Procedure

Hair transplant surgery is a minor outpatient    procedure performed exclusively by Dr. Robert Dorin and Dr. Robert True at our New York City surgical center, located in the heart of Manhattan, New York. Our state of the art surgical suite is designed to encompass all aspects of advanced hair transplant technologies and procedures.    

The core concept of hair transplantation is the ability to harvest dihydrotestosterone (DHT)-resistant hair from the side and back of your scalp (the donor area) and then transplanting or "relocating" those permanent hairs into the balding areas on top of your head. 

Once hair has been harvested and prepared via follicular unit transplantation (FUT) or follicular unit extraction (FUE), Dr. True or Dr. Dorin will then transplant those follicular units in the form of microscopically processed skin grafts to populate the balding area with new transplanted hair. Specifically, the donor hair will be inserted into tiny slits made by the surgeon utilizing a customized micro blade.  Creating a perfect fit for each graft is critical to smooth healing and minimal trauma during graft insertion. The skin holds each graft in place and scabbing will be present for next 5 - 7 days.  There are no bandages.

Depending on factors such as the extent and rate of your hair loss and the amount of donor hair you can spare, more than one hair restoration session may be necessary. Usually, men can attain their desired results after one or two treatment sessions. Women tend to require more sessions to achieve consistent density. The average length of a hair transplant session is five to eight hours.

Post-operative Care

Each patient who undergoes hair restoration surgery will be asked to watch our informative post-operative DVD before leaving our facilities. Dr. True and Dr. Dorin will also be sure to answer any questions about post-operative care during the consultation and after the procedure. Although our patients are ambulatory at the time of discharge, we discourage them from driving themselves home after surgery.

For the first ten days after the procedure, patients can expect to experience very minor to moderate discomfort depending on the size and method of procedure. There are no bandages and patients may resume basic activities within a day, including washing your hair gently with a mild shampoo. If FUT is performed, strenuous activity should be avoided until after the sutures are removed after 10-12 days. If the procedure is done by FUE (no stitches), within a week or so you can begin to engage in an increased level of physical activity. After the first week you will notice that any redness and crusting will dissipate and the grafted areas will start to blend in with your natural hair. Follow-up visits are recommended every four months for the first year after treatment.

Schedule a Hair Restoration Consultation

Our practice is recognized as a global leader in hair restoration treatment because we are able to consistently achieve optimal outcomes. Our goal is to help all of our patients achieve the hairline that they desire with a uniform thickness that appears completely natural. For more information on other treatment considerations, please contact our office to make an appointment with Dr. True or Dr. Dorin.

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