Is Hair Transplant Surgery Permanent?

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

Posted: November 23, 2021

Man brushing his thick hair with a combThe decision to get hair transplant surgery can be a significant one. You want to make sure that the cost and recovery period, albeit a very manageable one, will be worth it in the long run. Fortunately, implanted hairs can continue to grow for a lifetime after transplantation! Here is more information about the results you can expect — and simple tips for maintaining them.

What Happens After Hair Transplant Surgery?

It takes a while for your skin to heal where the hair follicles were grafted. During this time, it is normal for the transplanted hair to fall out. Try not to worry because new hair growth will start to occur three to four months later and that hair will keep growing naturally as you get older.

Hair transplantation permanently moves hair follicles. These follicles will not return to their previous position. However, they do have a lifespan, much like the other hair follicles on your head. What this means is that they may gradually start to produce less hair at some point.

Maintaining Your Hair Restoration Results 

Surgical hair restoration techniques are popular because they offer results that are relatively low-upkeep, especially compared to many other leading treatments to regrow thinning hair.

That said, it is possible for hair loss and thinning to occur after a transplantation procedure. You should consider taking preventative measures to maintain your healthier and fuller head of hair. Some people enjoy great results from hair loss medications paired with hair transplant surgery. 

You may also be able to prevent future hair loss by:

  • Avoiding tight hairstyles that pull your hair away from your scalp
  • Cutting back on your use of high-heat hair styling tools
  • Steering clear of chemical treatments or hair bleach
  • Brushing your hair with a soft natural-fiber hairbrush

If you do not take steps to protect your hair, or if those steps do not work, you may decide to undergo a subsequent hair restoration procedure to get the greatest longevity from your results. 

Book a Hair Transplant Consultation in Las Vegas 

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Miller is ready to help you take back your hair. Schedule a complimentary consultation at 702-369-1001 to discuss safe and effective hair transplant surgery. Our practice serves Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and nearby areas of Nevada.

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Stephen M. Miller, MD, PC, FACS
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