Is it possible to transplant hair again?

Hair transplantation is a delicate and important surgical procedure and it is not possible to perform it several times, due to the inability to empty the donor area from the hair follicles, and therefore it is necessary to take accuracy and caution when choosing a medical center to perform the surgery and a hair transplant specialist with experience and qualifications that enables him of performing the operation successfully and from the first time, as it is very difficult to have to undergo the hair transplant operation for a second time, or the so-called hair transplant correction process, and go through the same stages and problems.

Why resort to hair transplant correction and a second hair transplant?

The first reason for undergoing a hair transplant correction operation is dissatisfaction with the results of the first operation, whether in terms of the forehead line, which may be drawn in a way that does not fit the shape of the patient’s face and forehead, or in terms of the density that was reached after hair transplantation. Hair transplantation on the frontal muscle and thus the hair moves when the forehead moves, which is an unnatural and undesirable appearance at all, in addition to the fact that hair can return to falling after a period and mostly in the crown or top of the head, which is directly caused by the operation of the patient while he is in an early age and thus the uncertainty that the patient’s condition of baldness has reached its maximum, and finally, the patient may be exposed to an accident, which causes hair loss.

The reasons mentioned are the main motives for any patient to think about the hair transplant correction process.

When can a failed hair transplant correction be performed?

It is necessary to ensure the availability of a set of factors that make the patient eligible for hair transplant correction or a second hair transplant:

Determine why the first operation failed to override the errors made in the first operation.

Ensure that the donor area has not been emptied of hair follicles. When more than 5000 follicles are extracted in the first operation, it becomes impossible to take roots from them for the second time.

Ensuring that the patient’s baldness condition has reached the final level, and thus making sure that the hair transplant correction process is sufficient and final.

To ensure that the final results of the first operation appear completely, by taking into account that the interval between the two currencies is at least 6 months.

Correcting a failed hair transplant with a second hair transplant:

The stages involved in the first hair transplantation process are the same as the tiring stages of correcting hair transplantation or a second hair transplant. The operation is performed under the influence of local anesthesia for a period ranging between 5 and 6 hours, and requires a stay of at least three nights. And it takes a week to 10 days to fully recover and return to normal life.

The process of correcting hair transplantation  requires 1,000 fewer follicles than the follicles that were extracted in the first operation, taking into account that the patient’s donor area is not emptied.

How to avoid undergoing a hair transplant correction or a second hair transplant:

The accuracy of choosing the medical center where the operation will be performed, in addition to the correct choice of the doctor who specializes in hair transplantation, is the most important step in order to ensure the success of the hair transplant process from the first time.

It should be noted that the cost of the operation should not be the first factor in choosing the medical center or the specialized doctor, as several factors must be checked before making the right decision, such as the skill of the reputable doctor in his field of specialization, the reputation of the medical team assisting him, the reputation of the medical center and ensuring that Obtaining the necessary licenses from Turkish health institutions.

Finally, it is necessary to visit the doctor before undergoing the operation, obtain the necessary consultation, inform him of your expectations from the operation, and be provided with the necessary information about the operation and its realistic results.