Hair Transplant for Women: Preparing for Surgery

When it comes to hair restoration, resorting to hair transplant is an aggressive approach to treating the problem. It is an invasive procedure requiring a lot of factors to work together so that not only will you get a full head of hair, but also something worth what you pay for and worth the hair donor that you are going to risk.

Since hair loss in women is somehow a different case compared to that in men, there are a number of considerations that have to be met. See the photo below of super model Naomi Campbell. The hair loss are  believed resulted from breakage due to constant wearing glue-in and sew-in hair extensions.

First of all, it is important that the type of hair loss that you have be determined. Only by knowing the root cause of the problem, will proper management be made. Since there are a number of causes of hair loss in women, some of this doesn’t even require hair transplantation.

To help you go manage your hair loss problem, it is important that you find a credible hair transplant specialist or a hair surgeon. These people have the proper knowledge and experience when handling patients with this particular problem, compared to general practitioners.

Find a doctor who has a degree and training on hair loss or hair transplant surgery from a credible school. You don’t want some second rate physician working on you right? Remember there is only slim chance of doing it right considering that you have very limited and very sensitive resources, which are your remaining hair. Therefore it is important that you entrust your hair to the experts.

Another thing that you have to consider before submitting to a hair transplant is to try out other measures. You can try natural means of hair restoration such as natural oils, plant extracts, or a healthy diet. It would also help if you try out medications, but also making sure that this is under the advice and close supervision of a hair doctor. It’s not all cases that a hair loss medication which is effective in men be safe for women. For female pattern hair loss, Minoxidil is the drug of choice because it doesn’t pose dangerous side effects to women.

After trying out other methods and you find that there is no success whatsoever, this is the right time for you to strongly consider hair transplant. You need to pass as a good candidate in order to ensure success on your part. Hair transplant isn’t much of a guarantee for women than it is in men. In fact only 2-5% of women are advised for this.

The reason is that female hair loss is more diffused as opposed to the more structured one in men. Due to that characteristic, it is more challenging to find good hair donors for women. In men, it can always be expected that the hairs in the occipital area be a viable donor.

But after a thorough evaluation and once you are among the fortunate ones to have the surgery, you need to physically prepare to ensure that your body is healthy enough for your newly implanted hair to thrive.

Eat healthy and avoid smoking for at least 4 weeks prior to admission. Not only will this make your scalp a good environment for the hair implants but it also promotes faster healing.

If you are taking hormone therapies for any reproductive problem, it is important that you take this up with your doctor to know how you can work around this while also avoiding compromising the results of your hair transplant.

Always remember these things when you are considering a hair transplant. Always remember not to make haste especially with a very delicate and invasive procedure such as this. With good preparation, you can be more assured of successful results.