As part of the transgender (MTF and FTM) process, there often can be concerns with hair loss and other hair issues. These are areas in which Dr. Epstein and his FHR associates have particular expertise in addressing, with his over 17 years experience as a board certified hair restoration and facial plastic surgeon. As one of the foremost specialists in the field of hair restoration, he has successfully treated male pattern baldness in MTF transgender patients while creating a more natural, feminine hair line, as well as in restoring male pattern beards, chest hair, and pubic regions in FTM transgender patients. His extensive training, passion for perfection, and innate aesthetic skills are combined with the most advanced surgical techniques, enabling him to provide the finest available treatments for hair loss. He is trained in and able to offer his patients all of the different hair restoration techniques, including follicular unit micrografting, megasession transplantation, surgical hairline advancement with and without tissue expansion, and laser skin resurfacing of scalp scarring. In addition, with his reputation as perhaps the world’s leader in beard, eyebrow, pubic, and chest hair restoration, he can provide specialized techniques to further help the FTM and MTF patient achieve the sexual appearance they desire. Furthermore, with his extensive experience in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Epstein is also able to offer other aesthetic solutions, including primary and revision rhinoplasty, chin reduction and augmentation, brow bone reduction, and the delicate Adam’s apple reduction procedure (laryngochondroplasty).
With regards to MTF hair loss, patients who have already or plan to undergo orchiectomy surgery, the removal of the source of testosterone, and/or are taking estrogen, can help arrest the hair loss situation. They are also usually taking estrogen medication which can help in this same regard. This helps assure the longest lasting results of the hair restoration.
Given his expertise in this specialty, the majority of Dr. Epstein’s patients travel to him from out of town. Most patients send some photos for him to evaluate, a process that is overseen by your personally assigned Patient Advisor, who will professionally answer many of your questions and help make your procedure a reality. The doctor and his office staff are available to answer all your questions, and to make your hair restoration experience a comfortable and safe one.
Procedure details: Before and ten months after 2,750 grafts. Note that patient is also just six weeks after surgical hairline advancement and simultaneous brow-bone filing and sculpting, thus the visible hairline healing incision with surrounding temporary hair loss. See the immediate post-operative results and testimonial on video.