Dispelling the myths of hair loss, the concern of the plastic surgeon lies in enhancing the patient’s appearance and building his self-confidence. The ideal hair replacement candidate must have healthy hair in the back or sides of the head because hair replacement uses the patient’s own hair, not donor hair. Optimum results depend on the color of the hair, its texture, and curliness or waviness.
Several different techniques are used in hair replacement, and sometimes more than one is used to achieve the best results. Techniques vary depending on the degree of grafting the patient desires.
Hair replacement surgery is most often associated with men, but one in five women experience sufficient hair loss, from aging, illness or hormonal problems during menopause, to warrant hair replacement surgery.