Question: What percentage of transplanted hairs actually take after the hair transplant procedure? Is this something that varies from doctor to doctor?
Answer: In most cases, with a team of an experienced surgeon and hair technicians, approximately 95% of transplanted hairs can be expected to survive and “take” after a hair transplant procedure. This finding has been verified in several clinical studies. It could be expected that less experienced surgeons/teams would have lesser hair graft survival.
Question: I would like to know why hairs turn thin, wiry and unmanageable and how we, as hair transplant recipients, are supposed to stop it from happening. I have asked hair transplant doctors this question repeatedly but no one can give me a straight answer. In short, what is the point of transplanting hairs into a man of 30 years old, when by the time he’s 50-60 there is a high likelihood his hairs are going to be thin, gray and cosmetically worthless?
Answer: The wiry, frizzy problem was seen more often in the old days when large plugs were done. No one has ever had a good explanation as to why it occurred. I totally agree with the point about young men being transplanted only to look balding again later in life. The long term result depends so much on the hereditary aspects of the balding pattern. And those men whose ancestors progressed to Norwood class 7 are likely to lose the transplanted hair. This has to be thoroughly discussed before a hair transplant is considered.
There is a growing belief that the continued use of DHT blocker drugs may retard this inevitable loss of hair. However, I would not bet on it for the 30 year period we are discussing. If you had a nice result in your 30′s and 40′s, the transplant might have been worthwhile. Only you can make that determination.
Question: About how many years younger can I expect to look after my facelift?
Question: Do patients usually need someone to stay with them after their facelift?
Question: How long does the typical facelift surgery take to perform?
Answer: 2-3 hours of actual operating time.
Question: I’m interested in getting a facelift and I’m wondering where you perform the surgery. Is it done at your office or in a hospital?
Answer: I perform all my surgery in an accredited office facility which I have used since 1977.
Question: How much actual “cutting” of the face does the facelift involve? I am interested in having this procedure but am fearful of the amount of bruising that may be involved.
Answer: Incisions are made around the ears. Bruising will likely occur and will go away. it’s part of almost any cosmetic facial surgery.
Question: My nose dominates my face. It seems to be both too wide and too long as it seems to hang over my mouth. Can I get an entire new nose with rhinoplasty?
Answer: You can likely get a better one.
Question: I’m a 24-year-old black female. I’ve been looking at before and after pictures of nose jobs and I’m wondering if there is a difference between alar base reduction and nostril reduction.
Answer: The nostril reduction term may imply that the tip cartilages might be narrowed or augmented in addition to narrowing the nasal base.