Dr. Maneesh Sonthalia (Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon) (MBBS) (M.S) (M.Ch)

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A Complete Dissection of Hair Transplantation Surgery

With the matchless benefits revealed about hair transplantation process, it is no more a confusion that a successful hair restoration surgery can do more good than bad to you!

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So, if you have developed an utter discontentment towards life and are expecting a better living, the all-inclusive steps of hair transplantation will surely give you a better overview of the entire transplantation process.

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Step one:

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At the very first step, your surgeon will search for the donor area in your body that will provide enough hair grafts to be transplanted in the recipient area.

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Step two:

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Once the donor part is chosen, the particular area will be marked by Betadine or some anti-septic solution. The hairs in the area will be trimmed and made ready for the process.

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Step three:

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The donor area will then be given a local anesthesia and the hair follicles will be taken from there to transplant in the recipient area.

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Step four:

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After the donor tissues containing the blood resisting follicles are plucked, the sutures are covered with the patient’s hairs. Then, after then days of the process, the sutures get permanently leaving no scar in the spot.

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Step five:

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Donor tissues need to get dissected for preparing follicular unit hair grafts. The surgeons examine the tissues with high-powered microscopes and cut apart the tissues in the finest manner.

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Step six:

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When the recipient area gets ready after the local anesthesia, small incisions are made in the part and the follicular unit grafts are perfectly placed in the cuts.

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Step seven:

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Follicles with one and two hair grafts are placed in the front hair line and follicles with more than three grafts are placed in the back region.

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Final step:

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Hair transplantation surgery ends with the grafting session. The tiny incisions heal quickly and vanish out just within one week of the surgery.

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Once you attend the pre-operative session with your surgeon, you will be advised to follow certain instructions that you should adhere to before you go under the knife. They are as follows:

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  • You should remain a complete abstainer from the very time you have decided to undergo hair transplantation surgery. Smoking or consuming alcohol may cause severe health issues and even refrain you from having such idea!
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  • Taking anti-inflammatory medicines are not recommended at least one week prior to the surgical process. The other prescribed medications including the ones for blood pressure or heart diseases may get continued till the day before your surgery.
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  • Also, do not take E or B vitamins before one week of the surgical process. Excessive use of these medicines will increase the probability of bleeding.
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  • On the day of the surgery, do not apply any kind of gel or other hair styling products on the scalp. It may cause certain complexities during the process. You can wash your hair with the regular shampoo you use and comb it likewise.
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  • Also, you are advised not to consume coffee or any sort of caffeinated beverages on the day of the operation.
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However, there are also certain post-operative instructions that you should follow to ensure the best results. They include:

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  • Sterile water solutions and medicated spray bottles will be supplied to you by the clinic where you underwent the surgery. You will be required to apply the solutions in the recipient area every fifteen minutes in the first twelve hours. This time is crucial and you should always abide by the special instructions given by your surgeon.
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  • After you complete twelve hours of the transplantation, you enter the safe zone and then, there can be considerable gaps in the spraying sessions. You should drink plenty of water and follow a healthy diet.
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  • Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited in this period and if you don’t want the transplanted area to get infectious, you should not even think of taking any kind if narcotic staffs. Consuming alcohol has a big possibility of thinning the skin and cause profuse bleeding.
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  • Medicines like Ibuprofen and Aspirin are not recommended at all; especially within three days of the surgery. In case of acute headache or stomach ache, you can opt for non-aspirin medications; but, then also, you should seek the advice of some medical expert.
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  • Also, certain exercises like running, cycling, playing soccer, baseball, golf, weight lifting are sternly not advocated at least within one week of the surgery. It can stretch the scar and lead you towards unwanted phenomenon.
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  • In some instances, light bleeding are experienced. Slight bleeding may occur from one or two graft sites. Pressing ice balls or ice bags will certainly help in this regard.
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  • Most importantly, you should always follow all the guidelines prescribed by your surgeon. After all, it’s your doctor who knows your condition the best and you should never forget the instructions dictated for your great interest.
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The last thing you should always make sure is that the particular clinic you are approaching has a high reputation in this field, so that you get the best possible results. With the increasing trend of medical tourism and the affordable cost offered in the country, India has now become a hub for hair transplantation surgery.

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So, with a plethora of medical agencies popping up, it’s a bit natural that there would be many con centers that offer sky soaring prices at the cost of non-satisfactory services. Thus, the best way you can get your money’s worth is by performing a wide research on the interment before you practically plump for a particular center.

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To get the genuine set of information, you can also ask in your office associates or in your neighborhood and find out the persons who have recently undergone the surgery.

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So, what is the wait for? Go under the knife, experience a successful hair transplantation surgery and get your lost charm back to live a life full of utmost zeal and pleasure!

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About Dr. Maneesh

Dr. Maneesh Sonthalia, one of the renowned cosmetic surgeons in Kolkata has performed several hair transplant with successful results that has left the patients with natural looking hair without any scars. He holds his graduation degree from Kolkata Medical College and is a Master of General Surgery from PG Hospital. Later on he achieved his M.Ch in Plastic Surgery also from PG Hospital.

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