Hair Transplant Repair & Surgery

A significant number of hair restoration surgeries performed at H.O.S hair Transplant Clinic

Are used to correct the appearance of poorly executed Hair Transplant in Delhi, old plug-procedures, scalp reductions and flaps that were performed at other institutions. Although a "bad hair transplant" can significantly affect a person's quality of life, recent advances can often improve the cosmetic appearance of those who have had even the worst hair restoration procedures.

The techniques for correcting the cosmetic problems caused by outdated Hair Transplant procedures have improved dramatically over the past five years. Which includes-graft excision and re-implantation in order to achieve the best aesthetic outcome during a hair transplant repair.

It had been believed that most of the old plug or mini-micrografting hair transplant procedures could be corrected by simply camouflaging the unsightly grafts. (Camouflage is the technique where small follicular units, or micrografts, are placed immediately in front of the larger grafts to hide them, or improve their appearance by making the hairline softer and more irregular). The problem is that if the larger grafts are too close to the frontal hairline, if they are located in the crown, or are simply pointing in the wrong direction, camouflage alone will not correct the problem. Adding additional grafts to an area that has not been properly corrected first, can compound the problem by making this area even more unnatural and by wasting precious donor hair.

It is now apparent that a more aggressive approach is needed for removing and re-distributing the abnormal grafts in order to make the subsequent camouflage most effective. In this process, the problem grafts are carefully removed, dissected into individual follicular units, and then re-implanted in their proper location and direction. The areas where the larger grafts had been removed are then sutured closed. Importantly, when the grafts are removed, the underlying scarred tissue is removed as well, so that the overall appearance of the skin in the area is often greatly improved.

Not all of the patient's original large grafts should be removed. In fact, if these grafts are distributed properly and are pointing in the proper direction, additional follicular units may simply be placed around them to give a more natural appearance. On the other hand, if many grafts need to be removed, the process of graft removal and re-implantation can take several sessions, but the extra steps are always worthwhile. It takes considerable skill and aesthetic judgment to strike just the right balance between graft excision and camouflage, but getting it exactly right will make the difference between an average and an exceptional hair transplant repair.

Once the larger grafts have been redistributed, the surgeon takes additional hair from the donor area for the camouflage, using either a microscopically dissected strip (FUHT) or direct Individual follicular unit extraction (IFUE). The follicular unit grafts generated from either of these techniques are placed at the hairline, or in other areas of thinning, to complete the hair restoration. It is important to stress that all excised grafts are re-implanted back into the scalp the same day - the hair is never wasted!

If the correction can be carried out with camouflage alone, then the restoration will be performed in one step

A new development in hair transplant repair is to use Individual Follicular Unit Extraction (IFUE) to camouflage a widened donor scar. In this technique, hair is extracted from around the area of the linear scar and then placed directly into it. FUE is also used in patients who have normal line scar, but decide to wear the hair in the back and sides of their scalp very short. In this case, the grafts removed through direct extraction can hide the original linear scar.