Last Update on May 21, 2016 // Written by Hank
Just say the words “cosmetic surgery” and chances are most people think of a woman and they most probably think of something like breast implants to make the bust appear bigger. In other cases which perhaps draw a bit more sympathy, you’d think of corrective surgery in the case of a patient having been disfigured from an accident or other equivalent unfortunate event. There are however a lot of different types of cosmetic procedures in existence, but perhaps the most natural type of these is a hair transplant.
A hair transplant is perhaps the most natural variety of cosmetic surgery in more ways than, not just by way of it bearing results so natural-looking that you could probably not tell a hair-transplanted head from a “normal” one. Hair transplant surgery is also natural in the sense that it’s very quickly becoming one of the most affordable forms of cosmetic surgery, carried out in a rapidly growing branch of medicine and surgery. So the affordability factor associated with getting a hair transplant falls within a more “natural” and common earnings bracket, never mind the fact that some of the most publicised cases of the procedure being successfully completed include pretty high-profile individuals like Jonathan Saccone and Steven Fletcher, to name but just a couple. These guys could probably afford any procedure they felt was necessary, but a hair transplant isn’t one of those procedures exclusively reserved for the financial elite.
Sure, minimally invasive is indeed still a bit invasive, but only a bit and if done right, the end results leave no form of visibly identifiable scarring. The only identifiable results you’ll see, if you’ve had a hair transplant completed by the hands of skilled surgeon, will be what looks like a naturally re-grown head of healthy-looking hair running across an equally impressive, natural hairline. Because it is indeed a very natural form of surgery however, a hair transplant does have its limitations, although most requirements of most cases comfortably fall within the parameters of these limitations to have patients out and about again with a very healthy looking head of hair. What a hair transplant can’t do for you is replace all the hair on your head, simply because the procedure isn’t designed to fully replace the hair’s density. All it is really is the meeting of art and surgery, through which the natural density of thinning hair has its appearance expertly improved through redistribution.
Follicular Unit Extraction has emerged as the preferred method of transplanting hair, simply because of its effectiveness. It’s a step-up from previously popular (and very expensive) techniques such as FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation), which was heavily based on strip-harvesting. As a result of these advancements in the procedure itself, the associated costs of getting a hair transplant have also come down quite considerably, so I guess it’s one of those rare cases of getting great, natural-looking results at a lower price. If you looked in the mirror after getting a hair transplant (usually completed over two procedures in your entire lifetime), had you not known that you’ve had one, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between your natural hair and your “new” natural hair yourself.