Over 70% of the Foundation For Hair Restoration patients travel to one of our nationwide offices from outside the area and, in many instances, outside the county. Our patients come from throughout the U.S. and North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, and throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
The hair transplant procedure is ideally suited to be performed on a fly-in/fly-out basis. An overnight stay in a local hotel is recommended after the procedure; however the patient may fly the same day. The patient’s hair is washed in the office the first day, and the sutures our surgeons use for most cases are absorbable, meaning they do not need to be removed.
We have patients from every state in the US. The cities below are simply examples of where many of our patients travel from. No matter where you are located, you can experience the most natural and artistic hair transplants results possible. Contact the Foundation for Hair Restoration offices for more information.
- Where is the office located?
- Is it possible to coincide traveling for my procedure with a vacation or time off with my family?
- Is it possible to be active and do things without a hat after the surgery?
- Do I need to bring someone with me if I travel for the procedure?
- What happens after the surgery What is the recovery time?
- What about follow-up Isn’t it more difficult to be so far away after the procedure has been done?
- Does flying have a negative impact on the procedure?
- Do your surgeons have a lot of experience with patients traveling for their procedure?
- I don’t know anything about south Florida. Can you help plan my trip?
Where is the office located?
The Foundation for Hair Restoration maintains offices in various cities throughout the country and Europe.
6280 Sunset Drive
Miami, FL 33143
635 Madison Avenue, Suite 1400
New York City, NY 10022
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all 50 United States and around the world.
Papua New Guinea
Turks & Caicos
Yes, it is. As a general rule of thumb, you should allocate one full day to the procedure plus resting after the procedure. On that first day your hair will be washed, and you won’t have to return to the office. By the second day, your head may be slightly too somewhat tender, but you will be okay to enjoy some time with your family.
Especially if you have a procedure in one of our Florida locations, you’ll need to take precautions to keep your head out of the sun. Wearing a hat is strongly recommended if you will be in the sun, but most activities are permitted the very next day.
Some of our patients have enjoyed mini-vacations after the procedure. One patient, J.K., arrived from Puerto Rico for the procedure and was able to spend some quiet time relaxing while visiting with family members. According to J.K., “Only the first day was a little hectic. After that, everything was back to usual. Since I was always wearing a hat before the surgery anyway, wearing a hat wasn’t even a big deal.”
Yes, it is possible to enjoy your time in South Florida or another one of our locations where you elect to have the procedure done, without a hat after surgery. Our surgeons recommend Toppik for coverage of the area that has been transplanted, and patients have had tremendous success with it.
According to one patient, R.B., the time right after the procedure isn’t nearly as different as he would have expected. “In fact,” R.B. said, “I went to dinner with my friends the night of the procedure.” He added, “this was pretty nerve-racking since I didn’t want anyone to know I had gotten hair transplants, and I wasn’t sure about it, but after putting on the Toppik Dr. Epstein gave me, it was pretty much impossible to tell. I spent a week after the procedure in Coconut Grove and had a great time.”
It is always nice to have someone with you, but it is not necessary. There are several hotel accommodations within minutes of our locations, and transportation is easily arranged by our office if you wish.
Usually, the total procedure time is 3 to 5 hours. After that, you may be somewhat drowsy and a few hours of recovery time is helpful. You can either return to your hotel after the surgery, or stay in one of our recovery rooms for a few hours, where you can relax and enjoy some lunch or dinner.
Post procedure follow-up is just as effective even when the patient is outside of the area where the procedure is performed. Our surgeons use absorbable sutures for most patients, so that they do not need to be removed. After that, the same steps are taken by out-of-state patients as those taken by local patients. There is no disadvantage to being outside of the area.
No, there is no negative impact from flying after your procedure.
Yes. Our surgeons have been performing hair transplants on many patients who have flown in for procedures. In fact, approximately 70% of our patients fly in from other states and other countries. The hair transplant procedure is ideally suited for being performed on a fly in/fly out basis, with an extremely low incidence rate of complications and very easy post-procedure care. The Foundation for Hair Restoration is always available to assist patients with any concerns or questions they may have after the procedure.
I don’t know anything about the area where I will have my procedure done. Can you help plan my trip?
Absolutely. Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements and would be happy to help put together a travel itinerary based on your needs. Contact us to discuss your travel needs.
If you have any questions about our Miami hair transplant clinic or any one of our locations, or about hair transplants, follicular unit grafts, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.