Understanding Hair Transplant
It is a surgical method by which the hair follicles are transplanted into the thinning hair area or bald area. Both males and females can benefit from hair transplant surgery. The process is generally performed under local anesthesia but can sometimes be done under general anesthesia too, depending on the patient’s case. It is a daycare procedure with minimum pain.
In the hair transplant procedure, surgeons take already existing hairs on your scalp (called scalp grafts) and transplant them on balding areas. That is why this is also known as hair replacement surgery as hairs are replaced on thinning or balding areas from full hair areas.
You may already have hairs on the sides and back of your hair depending on the level of baldness. Your plastic surgeon will carefully consider these hairs and take the decision for the donor area.
In some cases, beard, eyebrow hairs, body hairs such as chest hair can also be used as donor areas (from where hair is taken). The effects of your hair replacement surgery will also depend on the texture, color, curliness, etc. of your existing hairs in donor areas.