▓ Hair transplantation has grown into an incredibly large sector in our country. Because of this excessive demand, many under-the-counter hair transplant centers have appeared with underqualified teams that involve even no doctors, let alone a plastic surgeon. There are many unsuccessful cases of hair transplantation from such centers. Correction of these unsatisfactory transplants are frequently requested in recent years.
▓ The most common error is the incorrect planning of the front hair margin. Cosmetic ratios and lines of the face should strictly be taken into consideration when drawing this line. This requires a training on the aesthetic ratios and aesthetic measures of the face. Temporal hair lines differ between men and women. Plastic surgeons are trained on these issues since temporal and frontal hair lines are very important in surgical procedures like face lifting or forehead lifting. They have knowledge about these lines for indistinct and natural looking surgical outcomes. A defective planning of the transplantation leads to an apparent or even ugly hair line. Hair line revision is recommended in such cases.
▓ In the past, the preferred method for hair transplantation used to be FUT in which the transplanted roots are obtained from a strip of hairy skin excised from the back part of the head. The remaining wound is closed by stitches, resulting in a scar that becomes particularly apparent under wet hair, and this was a common problem. Now FUE method has long been used in many clinics. This method allows collection of a huge number of hair roots without leaving any scar. Even so, there are still many patients who had their transplantation done with FUT and complain about the scar in the back head. The long scar becomes particularly apparent when the hair is wet. This scar line can be masked by transplanting hair on it using FUE. If the scar line is too tense, the hairs near the stitch line might also have been lost. Hair transplantation over such large scar areas is possible..
▓ Another problem is transplanting inadequate number of hairs. Decision on the approximate number of hair roots to be transplanted is made when the site is initially evaluated. The patient is informed about the number of roots to be transplanted and the duration of the procedure. Harvested roots are aligned on cold pads placed in petri dishes, usually into 5-6 rows each containing 20 roots. This makes counting easier. For instance, around 100 roots are found on a pad with 5 rows on it each containing 20 roots. If there are two such pads in a petri dish, then it has 200 roots in it. Thus, 10 petri dishes mean approximately 2,000 roots and it goes like this. Even the patient can see the number of roots collected and the number of roots transplanted.
▓ Before revision, the patient must specify both the number and approximate dates of previous procedures and the method used (FUT or FUE) as well. In addition, photos of the troublesome areas are required for a proper evaluation.
▓ Because revision patients have a former transplantation, the back part of the hairs must be seen. There must be adequate number of hair roots in this part since the hair roots required for revision will also be collected from this site.
▓ You better have your transplantation done in a proper clinic and stay away from underqualified centers. This way, you will not have to need a revision.
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