If you’re considering a hair transplant, it helps to know as much as you can about the surgery beforehand. Since hair restoration surgery is always changing and advancing, the details about it are always changing. Here are a few facts about the procedure that you probably didn’t know.
Fun Facts About Hair Transplant Surgery
Hair Restoration Takes a Few Hours
These days, one of the selling points for many cosmetic procedures is how little time the entire process takes. That’s not a boast surgeons can make about hair restoration surgery. Since the process involves harvesting the hair first, then carefully transplanting it to the recipient site, the surgery often takes several hours. Depending on how much hair a patient is having harvested and transplanted, the surgery can take up to a full day. Many patients believe the long process is worth it, though.
Recovery Can Be Quick
Although hair restoration surgery itself takes some time, the recovery period afterwards is usually pretty short. While you’ll want to treat the transplanted area very gently for some weeks after the surgery, you can usually get back to work and other daily activities after just a few days.
Of course, it’s worth noting that although the recovery after a hair transplant is pretty quick, it does take some time for the results to appear. Usually, the transplanted hair falls out a few weeks after the surgery. It begins to grow back around the 10th week. After about six months, many people begin to notice a fuller head of hair.
More Than a Quarter of a Million People Have Hair Restoration Surgery Each Year
Hair restoration surgery is a fairly popular procedure and it’s continuing to grow in popularity. According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), nearly 400,000 people around the world had hair restoration surgery in 2014. About 112,000 of those people were in the US. The number of hair transplants performed increased by 28% from 2012 and 2014 and by 76% from 2006 to 2014.
More Men Than Women Have Surgery
Although women can undergo hair transplants, the procedure is not as popular with women as it is with men. Women may make up 40% of hair loss sufferers, according to the American Hair Loss Association. But only around 5% of them are good candidates for surgery. According to the ISHRS, nearly 85% of hair restoration patients were male in 2014, compared to just 15% who were female.
The more you know about hair transplants and hair restoration surgery, the better able you’ll be to see if the procedure is right for you. To learn more about your New Jersey hair transplant options, contact Contemporary Hair Transplant in Paramus today. Call 844-261-7020 and ask for Lisa to book your consultation.