How Common is Hair Transplant Surgery?

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

Posted: March 6, 2020

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were 23,658 hair transplants performed by board-certified plastic surgeons in 2018, the latest year for which full statistics are available. 

The success rate of hair transplant surgery is incredibly high. Studies have shown that between 10 and 80% of transplanted hair grows back fully within three months. Call our Las Vegas office today to schedule a consultation and learn if hair transplant surgery is a good fit for your needs.

About Hair Transplant Surgery

Man with thinning hair wondering about hair transplant surgeryHair transplant surgery is best for men and women who are experiencing natural hair loss, but may prove useful under a variety of situations. Hair for the procedure is typically taken from the back of the head, but other donor sites are possible as well. 

In many cases, results can be achieved with a single surgery, but patients who have experienced significant hair loss may need to undergo more than one transplant. This is determined on a case-by-case basis and is something that will be discussed in greater detail during your initial consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon. 

Hair transplant surgery can be performed under both local and twilight sedation. This helps ensure optimal comfort during the procedure. Some tightness, soreness, and discomfort may be present during the first few days of recovery. Over the counter medications are typically sufficient to deal with these issues.

Most people are able to resume work within two to five days, but some restrictions regarding bathing and other activities will remain in place for a bit longer. We will work directly with you during this time to make sure you understand when it is safe to resume all normal activities.

Bear in mind, it may take several months for full growth to take place, but some fullness will start to return long before.

Hair transplant surgery is relatively common. That does not mean it is absolutely ideal for every patient. The best way to learn if hair transplant surgery is a good fit for your needs is through a private and confidential consultation. During this visit, Dr. Miller will carefully evaluate your head and scalp to determine the best course forward.

Is Hair Transplant Surgery Right for You?

Call Stephen Miller MD at 702-369-1001 to schedule your hair transplant consultation at our Las Vegas office. 

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Stephen M. Miller, MD, PC, FACS
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