What is Hair Transplant?
Hair transplant is a surgical method used mostly to treat male pattern baldness, in this method grafts containing hair follicles are transplanted to the bald site. Hair transplant in Iran is the latest trend not only for those who have lost their hair to untimely fall but even for them who want to alter their hairlines or acquire an attractive mane. But are hair transplants really safe and successful? Is it a lasting process or does this procedure result in unwarranted tissue changes in body?
Circumstances to be a candidate for hair transplant in Iran?
Hair transplantation is an elective procedure. However, regardless of a desire to have surgery, patients should meet a number of basic criteria that will determine if they are indeed surgical candidates.
circumstances to have surgical hair restoration:
- A diagnosis of androgenetic alopecia (common genetic hair loss) or another condition that is amenable to hair transplantation
- First explored medical therapy and, if appropriate, given adequate time to see a full response (generally one year)
- Sufficient hair loss that it affects their aesthetic appearance
- Adequate donor hair to satisfy current and future needs
- Realistic expectations on what surgical hair restoration can accomplish
For most patients, these basic guidelines will determine their candidacy for hair transplant surgery. However, for female and young male patients, determining candidacy is a more complicated matter.
Hair transplant is becoming a trendier surgery every year. It affects most men at some degree as they get older, even women are not immune to this phenomenon. Among people, those who experience hair loss are more vulnerable to their appearance. Lack of self-esteem, confidence, and beauty cause these people not to engage in conversation very often. Hair transplant is a solution which intrigues many of those seeking a permanent way to put a stop to their hair loss pattern.
Hair Transplant Consultation in Iran
During the hair transplant consultation in Iran, the patient is introduced to the entire hair transplant process, including the possible risks and the results that should be expected in the following months after the hair transplant operation. Our doctors will provide the patient with the documentation which reviews the hair transplant design and the estimated time frame for the operations. They will also show the patient different photos and videos of hair transplants performed on previous cases with similar hair and scalp features, in order to give an idea of the expected results.
What should I ask before hair transplant procedure in Iran?
At the Mediranco, we offer a no-charge first consultation because it is our mission to provide the safest and most effective medical and surgical hair restoration solutions. We want to be your first choice for hair restoration because we take the time to answer your questions and advise you based on the most current scientific research and our years of experience as surgeons.
- Who Is The Ideal Patient For a Hair Transplant?
- Is there an ideal age to get a hair transplant?
- What results can I expect?
- How long will the results last?
- Which type of procedure is best for me?
- Should I use medication after the procedure?
- Are hair transplants painful?
- Why Are Hair Transplants So Expensive?
- What are the alternatives to a hair transplant?
What are the risks of hair transplant surgery?
Hair transplant surgery is normally safe when performed by a qualified, experienced board- certified plastic surgeon. Undoubtedly, Iran is gradually becoming the heart of the world’s cosmetic surgeries. This quality has brought many medical tourists to Iran just to profit from its cheap surgical services. Statistically speaking, Iran is growing into one of the best destinations for patients who would like to have their hair transplanted.
As in any surgical procedure, infection may occur. Excessive bleeding and/or wide scars, sometimes called "stretch-back" scars caused by tension, may result from some scalp-reduction procedures.
In transplant procedures, there is a risk that some of the grafts won't "take." Although it is normal for the hair contained within the plugs to fall out before establishing regrowth in its new location, sometimes the skin plug dies and surgery must be repeated. Sometimes, patients with plug grafts will notice small bumps on the scalp that form at the transplant sites. These areas can usually be camouflaged with surrounding hair.
When hair loss progresses after surgery, an unnatural, "patchy" look may result-especially if the newly-placed hair lies next to patches of hair that continue to thin out. If this happens, additional surgery may be required.
Stages of Hair Transplant
There are 7 stages to this procedure:
- Initial consultation
- Design of the donor’s area strip
- Application of local anesthesia
- Detachment of strips
- Suturing of wounds
- Processing of grafts
- Transplant hair follicles
What should I expect during my hair transplant recovery?
After hair transplant surgery, your scalp may be very tender. You may need to take pain medications for several days. Your surgeon will have you wear bandages over your scalp for at least a day or two. He may also prescribe an antibiotic or an anti-inflammatory drug for you to take for several days. Most people are able to return to work 2 to 5 days after the operation.
Within 2 to 3 weeks after surgery, the transplanted hair will fall out, but you should start to notice new growth within a few months. Most people will see 60% of new hair growth after 6 to 9 months. Some surgeons prescribe the hair-growing drug minoxidil (Rogaine) to improve hair growth after transplantation, but it’s not clear how well it works.
How long after hair transplant in Iran do you see results?
Hair transplant is more efficient than those products sold around-the-counter, implanted follicles are just as thick as your own hair, since they are taken from your own scalp. Moreover, a number between 10 to 80 percent of the transplanted hair would steadily grow back after 3 to 4 months which shows that the success rate is satisfactorily high.
What are the costs of Hair Transplant in Iran?
First thing that comes to mind about the performance of a surgical procedure in Iran is the costs. Comparing to western and Arabian countries, Iran has the lowest price for the applicants of cosmetic operations, take hair transplant for instance, the approximate fee for hair transplant in Iran is something between 1500-2000$, in western countries however, the fee would be a number between 6000-16000 USD. By choosing Iran as your medical surgery destination, in addition to visiting a historical country, you would get the chance to save up to 75% of your operation costs.