It is every patient’s goal is to have their hair restored in a way that is safe, comfortable but most importantly, undetectable. Whether you are concealing your hair restoration procedure from your clients, co-workers, friends or family, there are a few key components to your ‘stealth surgery’ that cannot be ignored. The two main areas of ‘stealth -surgery’ have to do with the process (the hair transplant procedure and your post-hair transplant recovery or 'downtime') as well as the naturalness of the final result.
How a surgeon handles your Donor Area--where the grafts are harvested--impacts both your recovery time in addition to how well your procedure remains 'hidden' from a casual observer, or even your hairstylist.
To minimize a 'tell-tale' scar in the donor area, there are two approaches. For patients who are undergoing a traditional linear harvest, where follicles are harvested 'en bloc' or all at one time, a linear trichophytic closure can be used. Linear-Tricho or Trichophytic closures are a sophisticated microsurgical technique stemming from plastic surgery which (in a pretty slick way, actually) allows hair to grow through the resulting linear scar.
Another option would be the Follicular-Unit Extraction or F.U.E. (FUE) approach. With FUE, hair follicles are harvested individually, without a scalpel or stitches. The tiny (~0.8mm) round incisions which are left after the follicles are removed contract significantly within one day and, once healed, leave no visible signs of a hair transplant when viewed at a social distance--even with short hair.
These are some photos of FUE donor areas
For more info on FUE hair transplant procedures that require no scalpel, no stitches and fast recovery, visit www.baumanmedical.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To be continued...