Hair Transplant Repair
Have you had a negative experience while undergoing hair restoration surgery? Are you unhappy with your hair transplant results?
Dr. Katona has been performing hair transplant surgery for over 20 years and routinely corrects poor, defective and incomplete hair transplant results performed by other surgeons or clinics.
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There are many situations that may lead a patient to consider seeking revision of a hair transplant. For example:
Surgical techniques and surgical instruments have steadily evolved and improved from the time when hair transplantation was a new procedure. The esthetic emphasis of hair transplantation today is on “naturalness”—making an area of transplanted hair look no different from an area where no hair has been lost. Creation of “naturalness” became possible with newer techniques using tiny grafts of one to three or four hair follicles. The natural appearance was difficult to create with older techniques that transplanted “plugs” of multiple hair follicles containing up to a dozen hairs. The “pluggy” look characterized the older techniques of hair transplantation. Patients who had hair transplants a decade or more in the past may want to have their pluggy looking transplant revised to achieve a more natural appearance. Revision of a pluggy look can be accomplished for most patients—for example, by procedures such as (1) “filling in” between pluggy grafts with micro-grafts of one to a few hair follicles, (2) surgically removing pluggy grafts that are too large to be camouflaged by micro-grafts, and (3) revising the hairline to blend more naturally with the overall revision of the transplant. Every patient has individual characteristics that have to be considered in consultations with a physician hair restoration specialist. Patient and physician must agree on what outcome can be anticipated from a revision of the previous transplant.
Some patients with older transplants may have had some additional hair loss in addition to a transplant they now find esthetically unsatisfactory. The combined surgery for revision of the older transplant plus new hair restoration surgery in the area(s) of new hair loss may offer an opportunity to meet “natural” or “more dense” esthetic standards, but may also present challenges such as finding enough donor hair to accomplish both goals. New areas of hair loss commonly occur after initial hair transplantation. A physician hair restoration specialist is usually able to anticipate the progressive hair loss and tell the patient that additional transplantation sessions will be necessary in the future to address the problem of continuing hair loss. Continuing hair loss can frequently be anticipated on the basis of factors such as (1) age of hair loss onset, (2) rate of progressive hair loss, (3) hair loss type, and (4) history of hair loss in the patient’s family.
Hair styles for both men and women change over time. People who are especially anxious to be current with style may alter hair styles frequently. Other people may be pleased to remain with a hair style that changes little over time—for example, the well-groomed look of a successful businessman or professional. Whatever the preference for frequency of change in hair styles, a person with a hair transplant may come to believe that the esthetic form of his or her transplant is out of step with current style mandates. For example, a transplanted hairline placed well forward in the frontal and temporal areas in a younger person may become cosmetically inappropriate as the patient ages. Unanticipated hair loss in the hairline area can also create cosmetic difficulties. Before revision of a transplant for “style” reasons is undertaken, the patient should be certain of the need for revision, and patient and physician hair restoration specialist should agree on a revision plan for goals for outcome.
Hair Transplant Repair for old hair transplants is most common with patients who had a procedure done over 10 years ago. Most patients who had “Plug” and “Mini-Graft” procedures want their donor scar fixed and their hair line “softened”. We try to fix both the donor scar and the hair line at the same time.
We have found that the best way to improve these older hair transplants is to use FUE technology. In the past Hair Restoration doctors would try to remove the old scar. This often failed causing the scar to become worse.
With today’s techniques, we can transplant grafts into the old scar. We also remove old large plugs and turn them into 1 to 3 haired grafts to create a better hairline. It typically costs between 4 and 6 thousand dollars. We have done scar repair that costs as little as 2000.00.
Hair Transplant Repair
Central Florida Hair Restoration uses FUE to upgrade and repair Scars, Plugs, and thin hair restoration results. These tools allow our experienced technicians and hair transplant surgeons to create natural-looking results.
Many hair transplant patients in Orlando have been told that they do not have enough donor. We have the skill and technology to help most patients. Come in for a free evaluation to see if we can help you look better.
How We Use FUE to Repair Hair Plugs
The worst looking hair transplants are caused by doctors not using Follicular Unit grafts in the hairline. Many of the older hair transplants used micro and mini grafts. These grafts contained too many hairs making it impossible for the hairline to look natural. We combine 2 techniques to correct these mistakes. We hide these unnatural grafts by surrounding them with 1 and 2 haired grafts. Another technique is to remove the large grafts and turn them into smaller grafts. In most cases, we combine these techniques to recreate a natural hairline.
Some Hair Transplants performed 10 years ago in Central Florida were not done using the proper angles. So the hair did not look natural when it exited the scalp, this is a fairly easy fix. Our doctors are able to hide these bad angles with new hair that exits the scalp properly. If the original grafts were too large and have bad angles we will remove them, replacing them with follicular units.
Hiding Bad or Large Donor Scars
Bad surgical techniques can cause visible donor scars. The old technique to fix these scars was to remove them and let them heal. We have a better way to hide these scars. We use FUE to transplant follicular unit grafts into them. A lot of doctors thought that the new grafts would not grow in the scar tissue. Most patients with wide scars are good candidates to have follicular unit grafts transplanted into them. We can fix this in 1 procedure. There are some patients that will need 2 sessions to fix the scars. It depends on how each patient heals and the depth of the scar. During your consultation, we will evaluate your situation and create a plan to help you reach your goal.
Katona Hair Restoration
Lake Mary & Altamonte Springs
Text or Call- 786-565-6195
Dr. Art Katona is certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons and a ISHRS Fellow, a distinct honor bestowed on select doctors worldwide. Dr. Katona’s approach earns him praise from his many patients. His work has been featured in publications such as Chicago Tribune, Inc., USA Today, ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, The Rich Eisen Show, Modern Luxury and more.