When making a hair transplantation decision, there is only one question we want to know the answer clearly. “Will I be able to achieve a natural appearance as a result of the procedure?” This hesitation is generally more common in people who experience hair loss in the front of the head and therefore want to have hair transplantation in the forehead area. This is because the most prominent part of hair loss is the forehead area. Especially in the early diagnosis of male pattern hair loss, it is considered an important indicator whether the hairline in the forehead area is receding or not. The position of the natural hairline can be displaced by different patterns of hair loss. There may be an opening in the front of the head so that the scalp is fully visible, or a V-shaped opening may form and the hair may recede. Whichever way your hair falls out, the hair transplantation technique to be applied is extremely important in order to achieve the most natural appearance possible. FAT hair transplantation is the most common treatment option among other techniques and methods, with the advantage of having a high success rate in terms of results.
Can FAT hair transplantation be safely preferred for both men and women?
Hair loss is an important problem that affects many men and women worldwide and damages their sense of self-confidence both in social life and business life. Hair transplantation does not discriminate gender. FAT hair transplantation is an advantageous option for both men and women. Although the way in which hair loss occurs in men and women differs, the common denominator is the openness that occurs in the front part of the head. In addition to its satisfying visual results, FAT hair transplantation can be safely preferred as it carries less risk of complications after the procedure.
What is FAT Hair Transplantation and How Is It Performed?
FAT hair transplantation is based on stem cell injection obtained from the patient’s own fat. We take some regional fat with liposuction, make it rich in stem cells and inject it into the entire head area first. Then, with FUE, which stands for Follicular Unit Extraction, follicular units are extracted one by one from the donor area containing healthy hair follicles and transplanted to the transplantation area one by one. Preferring the FAT technique among hair transplantation techniques means minimizing risks such as scar development, complications and an unnatural appearance after the procedure. Of course, hair transplantation technology is not limited to the FAT technique. However, when the results obtained are evaluated, we cannot deny that it is successful enough to surpass other techniques. Deciding which technique to apply for hair transplantation varies according to the extent of damage and loss in the procedure area and the area where the transplantation will be performed.
Why FUT is not preferred for hair loss in the forehead area?
FUT is a technique that is almost not used anymore, but my patients, especially from abroad, still ask me about the FUT technique. In hair transplantation with the FUT technique, hair follicles are extracted from the donor area in strips and transplanted to the recipient area again in strips. As I said, although there are some exceptional cases where the FUT method may be necessary, it is not a generally preferred application. The biggest risk of this technique is the possibility of scarring in the donor area. If the hair transplant is performed by applying a wrong technique that is not suitable for you, hair transplant revision and scar revision operations may be on the agenda, which we do not want.
Why FAT Hair Transplantation is Preferred for Forehead Hair Loss?
I generally prefer FAT hair transplantation in hair transplantation operations for hair loss in the front of the head. As I mentioned at the beginning of the article, hair loss in the forehead area is more noticeable. The aim is not only to compensate for hair loss in this area with hair transplantation, but also to ensure that the hair that grows back looks natural. The FAT hair transplantation technique has the highest probability of providing satisfactory results.
Are You a Suitable Candidate for FAT Hair Transplantation?
Anyone who suffers from hair loss in the forehead area can undergo hair transplantation with the FAT hair transplantation technique if they do not have any health problems that will risk the surgical process or delay the healing process. The most important information required for the FAT hair transplantation technique to be successful is whether you have healthy hair follicles. In order for the hair transplantation on the front of the head to look natural, a sufficient amount of healthy hair follicles are needed in the donor area. The person who will answer the question of whether you are a suitable candidate for FAT is your hair transplant specialist with whom you will carry out this process.