You have had a hair transplant, but something does not feel right to you. If you do not feel visually satisfied or happy, there may be two reasons. Either you have unrealistic expectations or your hair transplant is faulty! In order for hair transplant surgery to deliver the desired results, that is, to be considered successful; patients’ expectations and demands should match the potential outcomes. Another success criterion is; is the correct planning and implementation of hair transplantation. If your hair looks like a wig, if you are exposed to grass-man analogies, the problem is with the hair transplant, not you. In this case, you may need revision hair transplantation.
How Do You Know If You Have Been a Victim of a Wrong Practice in Hair Transplantation?
Actually, you don’t need an expert opinion for this. Incorrect hair transplant application has visual consequences that can be noticed by everyone with a careful examination. Errors made in the planning and implementation of the procedure are definitely noticeable.
Incorrect Planning on the Front Hairline
Preliminary hairline planning is very important in hair transplantation. The front hairline should start neither too far ahead nor too far back. The forward-planned front hairline can cause the hair to appear like a wig.
Calculation Errors in the Number of Grafts
Collecting more grafts than necessary in hair transplantation causes the donor area to become sparse and undesirable images in this area. On the other hand, hair follicle transplantation performed below the need causes the planting area to appear sparse.
Planting the Hair Root in the Wrong Direction
Hair follicles should be planted in the opened channels in the direction of their exit. Otherwise, the hair will start to grow in a haphazard and messy manner.
Channel Opening Errors
Both the slope and the width of the channels must be accurately calculated. The vertically opened channels mean that the vertically planted hair results in a grass man image. In addition, channels that do not close with the transplanted hair follicle and open wide lead to a hollow appearance on the scalp.
Wrong Technique in Hair Transplantation
Hair transplantation is performed with two techniques, FUE and FUT. FUE is the most modern hair transplant technology used today. Being a less invasive method; it both prevents the formation of permanent scars in the donor area and offers more natural results.
Can Botched Hair Transplantation Be Corrected?
The fact that this question is asked frequently and the increase in demand on this subject is a bit annoying. Hair transplantation is one of the most popular procedures in the world. The application of hair transplantation by people who do not have expertise in this field, unfortunately, necessitates revision. The biggest task for the people who want to have a hair transplant; It should be questioning the experience, competence and references of the hair transplant specialist. In addition, hair transplant operations should be performed in supervised clinics under sterile conditions. In other words, your choice of clinic is as important as your choice of specialist. I would like to state that hair transplantation is not a low-cost surgery. Of course, it is natural to consider your budget and look for the price advantage. However; When price is the primary criterion, wrong choices and consequences can be inevitable. This means that you need to allocate a second budget for the revision. So, is it possible to correct a faulty hair transplant? We call the correction procedure for faulty hair transplantation as revision hair transplantation. It is possible to make corrections with revision hair transplantation, but it is not as easy as it seems. Because the results of mistakes made in planning and implementation may not be just visual dissatisfaction. If your problem is sparse and your donor area capacity is sufficient for a new transplant procedure, we can tighten the sparse areas. If your previous hair transplant was done with FUT and there are scars associated with it, the scars can be closed with FUE. The front hairline can be replanned. However, as I just mentioned, it is up to you to take measures that will not require revision hair transplantation.