View Video of This Patient One Day After, Whose Final Results of 1400 Grafts are Shown Above
Male Hair transplantation Surgery
Male Hair transplantation is an aesthetic procedure to restore hair to thinning or bald areas of the scalp in men — and, if desired, the beard, eyebrows, and even chest- using the patient’s own hair. Hair is taken from the back and/or sides of the scalp to serve as donor’s hair.
In the occasional patient, the donor’s hairs come from the beard in a technique called body hair transplantation. This hair is genetically not susceptible to the male hair loss process or baldness (male pattern), therefore once transplanted will continue to grow for a lifetime.
Hair transplant surgery is the only way to permanently restore hair to bald or thinning areas in men. The hope is that the research that we and some of our colleagues are doing with stem cells and other innovative therapies will provide a more permanent solution, but until then- transplants are the gold standard- proven to provide long-term results, something Dr. Epstein has seen in his 25 years of performing these procedures.
Two techniques can be used for a hair transplant procedure: follicular unit extraction FUE, and follicular unit transplantation or FUT. FUE is nearly universally the technique of choice for men, explaining why over 95% of the procedures performed at the Foundation are FUE. Dr. Epstein is considered one of the world’s experts in FUE, not only for technique but all-important for aesthetics, able to create natural appearing hairlines with the highest rates of hair regrowth, all while minimizing donor site scarring.
Performed properly, regrowth rates with FUE are as high if not higher than with FUT, and FUE leaves no linear scar in the donor area.
Ultimately, male hair Restoration Surgery is approached by Dr. Epstein as a real aesthetic surgery, not delegating the procedure to others where the aesthetic eye of the surgeon is truly invaluable.
FUE Result – 2050 Grafts at 10 Months
MALE HAIR TRANSPLANT BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
Male Hair Transplant Candidates
Male pattern baldness candidate
Hair transplants are most commonly performed for individuals with male pattern baldness, and in fact, is the most frequent plastic surgery procedure performed on men. It can restore density to or lower a thinning hairline, build up temporal points, and fill in diffuse areas of thinning, and repair the less than aesthetic results of prior hair transplant procedures. Individuals with thin or missing eyebrows, mustaches, or beards, as well as those with hair loss due to scars from trauma or prior FUT strip hair transplant surgeries are are also appropriate candidates.
Reasonably good health and realistic expectations are important, which will be provided by Dr. Epstein so you will understand what to expect.
The procedure can be safely performed on individuals from the mid to early 20s to the late 70s and beyond. Of course, each case is evaluated by the doctor for appropriateness, along with the providing of alternative or combined therapies. In the occasional case, Dr. Epstein will advise the patient to receive clearance from his internist or cardiologist, and if indicated the procedure can be performed under the supervision of an anesthetist who can monitor the patient as well as administer twilight sedation if desired.
Dr. Epstein discusses his latest approaches on medical management of hair loss in men
Hair transplant Consultation for men
Your consult can be done either in person in our Miami office, or by webcam. All procedures are performed in our Miami office in our certified procedure suites. Most patients have the procedure done under oral sedation and local anesthesia, and it is a virtually painless, easy experience that takes 4 to 8 hours to perform in most cases.
Intravenous twilight sedation is available if the patient chooses, requiring nothing by mouth from midnight. Our doctors work with one of the world’s most experienced men’s hair transplant teams that consist of nine full-time hair technicians, two RNs, and three licensed Nurse Practitioners. These are team members who average over 13 years working in our practice.
As a patient
All patients are assigned a patient advisor, either Roxy or Dannette, who will be a point of contact and assure that the entire process runs smoothly, from initial contact to setting up the consult and obtaining the doctor’s recommendations, to scheduling the procedure and helping with hotels, to diligent follow up.
Dr. Epstein is obviously actively involved with all steps, focusing on making his recommendations, answering questions, and of course performing your procedure to the highest standards. He also follows up with all patients on the morning after a procedure and is available by his cellphone or email throughout the entire post-procedure process and in follow-up.
Hair transplants for men videos
Future Hair Loss Therapies
Hair as a Specialty Not Just a Procedure
Why choose Dr. Epstein?
One phrase sums it best: Commitment to Excellence in Hair Restoration Surgery since 1994. What that means is you can be confident that your procedure will be performed to the highest aesthetic and technical standards, and from the moment you walk into our office on the day of your procedure, you will feel like your results are the most important thing that matters.
Our office also follows the strictest CDC and WHO guidelines to assure a Covid19-Protected environment.
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Hair Transplant Recovery in Men
There is little downtime after hair restoration surgery. Most patients are able to return to work and other normal activities within just one or two days. Exercise can be resumed on the sixth day. Tiny crusts are at the site of each graft that falls off by seven to eight days. The transplanted hairs typically fall out by two to three weeks, then start to regrow at four months. As the hair continues to grow, it will gradually become thicker and longer. Depending on the patient’s goals, occasionally a second procedure is desired to achieve more coverage, which can be performed as soon as 10 months later.
Photos show the donor area immediately after the procedure and one week later. By three days, the area is completely healed up, with all the dots no longer visible, and by one week the hairs that were shaved have started to regrow.
Frequently Asked Questions
The hair transplant procedure for men cost ranges from $5,000 to $15,000. The cost of a hair transplant will depend on the amount of individual hair follicles you’re grafting.
Yes. A hair transplant is a long-lasting procedure.
Some drugs are clinically proven to treat male pattern baldness and even reverse hair loss in a majority of men, but Hair transplant surgery is the only way to permanently restore hair to bald areas in men.