Shedding the Stigma Surrounding Cosmetic Surgery

I'm on a personal mission to get rid of the stigma that still surrounds cosmetic surgery in many regions. Why am I on this mission? A small surgery changed my life, and I have never regretted it. I was a very shy child with little confidence due to my protruding ears. It sounds like such a small problem to many people, but it affected me and my self esteem greatly. I saved up in high school while working a part-time job, and as soon as I could afford it, I got my parents to agree to let me have my ears "pinned back" when I was 16. My confidence skyrocketed immediately, and I finally began enjoying life for the first time. I want to help others facing similar problems know that they are not alone, and I hope I can touch many lives with my new blog!

Several Common Concerns About Hair Restoration Procedures


Losing one's hair can be an embarrassing problem to experience, but it is an issue that is fairly common. While many people may assume that a wig will be the best option for correcting the cosmetic problems caused by hair loss, there are surgical procedures available, such as from Laufer Institute of Plastic Surgery, that may be a better option. Learning more about these procedures should offer you a greater ability to evaluate whether this is a suitable option for your needs.

What Occurs During A Hair Restoration Procedure?

During a hair restoration procedure, the cosmetic surgeon will take samples of hair from other areas of the body and transplant them to the balding region. For example, if you are balding in the center of your scalp, the doctor can take hairs from the back of the head and move them to the center.

Not surprisingly, this can be a rather time-consuming task. Depending on the number of hair follicles that need to be transplanted, it could take up to a couple of sessions to complete the restoration. Your doctor will be able to tell you whether multiple sessions are needed during the initial consultation.

Will The Transplanted Hair Fall Out?

There is a concern among some patients that the results of hair restoration surgery will be temporary. While there are some cosmetic procedures that will fade as time passes, this is not the case when it concerns hair restoration. The hair follicles that are transplanted will typically be permanent. However, there may be a slight thinning of the scalp as you age, but this typically involves the loss of a minor amount of hair. Also, there is a chance that some of the transplanted hair may fall out during the recovery period. This is normal, and surgeons will typically transplant slightly more hair than they think is needed to account for this reality.

What Will Recovery From The Hair Restoration Procedure Be Like?

Some patients are hesitant about undergoing hair restoration surgery because they are worried about there being serious disruptions to their schedule. When you work a full-time job or have a family to manage, it can be difficult to find time for a lengthy recovery. Luckily, hair restoration surgery has a fairly minor recovery period. Most patients will find that they do not require any pain medication during the days that follow this procedure, and it is typically possible to return to your normal schedule the day after the surgery. In some instances, it may be necessary to attend a follow-up visit with the surgeon so that they can make sure that the hair follicles are firmly in place.


19 December 2016