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


Is Hair Transplant a Painful Procedure and Is There Any Corrective Measure If Transplant Goes Wrong?

Though hair transplant is a modern method and gaining much popularity, yet people has some ifs and buts before they proceed with the same. One such perceived worry is if the hair transplant procedure is painful or not.  Often any surgery is associated with high amounts of discomfort and a recovery time that will take longer duration, but the scenario is not the same with a hair transplant surgery. Let’s read more about it.

Hair Transplant in Kolkata

Local anesthesia is applied before surgery that means, you won’t feel any pain at all. The essential thing is that you must choose an experienced surgeon who can access the right treatment methodology required that will fit your expectations.

In general, there are four stages of the hair transplant procedure. They are:

Consultation – The entire process starts with consultation. Your chosen surgeon will first access the type of baldness and learn about your medical history, before starting with any procedure.

Administer anesthesia – Next, when decided, before the start of the surgery, your surgeon will apply local anesthesia in the area to lower any pain.

Harvesting hair graft – In FUE and FUT, hair follicles are harvested differently and then inserted in areas required. In FUT, small strips of hair follicles are removed from the sides and back of the scalp and after dissection, the hair follicles are put into the bald areas. In FUE with the help of an electronic punch individual hair follicles are extracted from the donor areas and then inserted into the scalp area with hair loss.

Recovery phase – Your surgeon will give you clear and in written on how to manage your things during the recovery phase in the coming weeks. You must pay much attention to every point and advice given,  and make sure you bring up any concern you face at home and at work.

How to take care of your mild discomfort (if any) post surgery

Based on your selected clinic and surgeon, you will receive guidance on how to manage your discomfort. Every surgeon has their own protocols and prescribed methodologies to lower the recovery time and any discomfort. Often most patients don’t require any additional relief methodologies, but lesser the pain it is always the main motive of any hair transplant expert.  Often the medications prescribed are, Prednisolone to remove any kind of swelling, Tetracycline to prevent any infection and Paracetamol as a pain remover if any, post surgery.

The healing phase

This phase leads to some concern for a few. Some dermatological rashes or redness, post-treatment is quite normal and this will go away over a few weeks.

When you have any doubt or any queries regarding hair transplant, it is always wise to consult an expert. They can actually do the right assessment and guide with the right kind of procedure. Today,  Hair transplant in Kolkata is becoming a good practice, and you get one of the best kind of service at a reasonable price.

Here, we shall talk on another parameter and add to the topic. What if you get a bad hair transplant, either through poor execution or any outdated procedure that do not give the best result. You don’t have to worry, there are numerous ways to overcome that hurdle.

To do away with any such error, the alternative treatments can be either another a FUT or an FUE. Both the kinds of hair transplant require surgical procedures and great skill set, so what you have to do is go for a reputed clinic and an experienced surgeon for a successful restoration measure.

Both transplant methods are healthy and can be done on the scarred area from previous transplants for better results. In FUT, small strips of hair follicles are removed from the sides and back of the scalp and then dissected into pieces and inserted into the receptive areas. FUE takes advantage of an electronic punch to extract individual hair follicles from donor areas and next insert them into the scalp area with hair loss.

Both the methods offer satisfactory results, but FUT makes a longer but thinner scar and takes longer time. But, the scar goes away with time or get covered by new hair growth.

What are the corrective measures?

Here we share some corrective methods for your knowledge

The first method is camouflaging the badly placed grafts from early transplants. What is done is, micrografts are placed before the larger existing grafts, and this finally gives a better camouflage.

Another good option is removal of the graft. In this procedure, existing hair grafts are removed, dissected and again distributed to offer a better and natural hair transplant finish.

Finally, had you done FUT and very conscious about the scar, you can go for another FUE to hide the scared area. Though not required, yet it is completely up to your choice and preferences.

Whether you are looking for a fresh hair transplant or looking for a corrective measure for a hair transplant that went wrong, it is always wise to opt for a reputed clinic and a very good surgeon and team. And with hair transplant cost in Kolkata is very pocket-friendly, the city is growing up not just for travel tourism but also medical tourism too.

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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