3 Things To Know Before Getting a Hair Transplant

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and Nearby Nevada

Posted: March 25, 2022

Man with thick hairHair loss is something that so many people experience. However, the fact that it’s a common concern does little to lessen the blow. Dealing with hair loss can diminish your confidence, make you feel pressured to hide beneath hats and caps, and even put your social life on hold. 

Fortunately, hair transplant surgery is an effective way to restore a fuller hairline. If you’re interested in this transformative procedure, there are three things you should know in advance.

1. The Procedure Shouldn't Be Painful

You may have heard that hair transplant surgery hurts a lot. Fortunately, that isn’t true. Numbing medicine is used before the procedure. You’ll feel pressure, but the pain should be very minimal. A mild dose of sedation can also be used for twilight sleep to block pain and reduce anxiety.

The recovery process is also quite tolerable for most patients. It’s normal to take over-the-counter pain medication such as acetaminophen instead of prescription pills.  

2. Hair Transplant Results Look Natural

The first hair transplant to treat male pattern hair loss in the United States was performed in 1952. It used the hair plug technique and created the unfortunate appearance of circular tufts separated by large empty spaces. These early results were likened to doll hair or barbie hair.

Hair transplants have come a very long way since then. Modern techniques can mimic the look of natural hair growth. A well-performed procedure shouldn’t result in a pluggy or sparse result.

3. New Hair Can Continue To Grow for Life

Patients often ask if hair transplant surgery is permanent. We hear this question so often that we devoted an entire blog to this subject. In short, your new hair can keep growing for life.

Good aftercare and healthy hair habits can help protect your new strands. If necessary, you may have the option to undergo a second hair restoration procedure to enjoy the best longevity.

Book a Hair Transplant Consultation in Las Vegas

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Miller is an experienced provider of hair restoration services. He will gladly determine if hair transplant surgery is the right fit for your unique needs.

Call 702-369-1001 today to schedule your complimentary consultation. Our practice serves patients from Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and nearby areas of Nevada.

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Stephen M. Miller, MD, PC, FACS
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