If you are thinking of having surgical hair restoration done, you might have played with the thought of what a successful hair transplant looks like. And that is in fact very important. You have to know what is it exactly that looks right after recovery, so you can point out later on what is wrong. Here are some guidelines that will help you out.
As a consumer of this particular service, it is wise that you be able to determine that what you have is successful. Of course, who would want to settle for substandard results, with the prices that these surgeries often go for these days.
So if you want to make certain that you get the best results, make sure that you entrust this with a reputable and highly experienced surgeon.
Natural-looking hair transplant result
A good hair transplant would look very natural. By natural, it means that the new head of hair doesn’t look awkward on a first impression. In fact, onlookers should never even see any indication that you had something done.
Check the hairline
When assessing a hair transplant result, you should first start with your hairline. This is the very first thing that will be easily noticed. The hair line should not be done too low or too high with the hairs not too severely arranged as if creating a clean cut border across your forehead. A good example of this would be Elton John’s exquisite hairline. Who would have thought that he went shiny on top back in his heyday in the seventies?
Hair grouping and distribution
The distribution of hair is also important when creating natural-looking results. Unlike the days of old where hair transplant surgery can be likened to planting a cornfield, today’s technique calls for the random distribution of hairs. Each hair follicle should also be adequately spaced apart.
The hair grouping should also be done properly in order to prevent that doll-hair appearance or plugged look. On another note related to farming this will basically look like a rice field with large groups of hair implanted. A good surgeon would be able to create proper and natural-looking groups. Not only will this result to good aesthetics but it also maximizes hair by preventing wastage due to poor hair survival.
Notice the hair direction
Hair direction is also another factor that you should look into. It doesn’t take an experienced clinical eye to point this out. Your hair should be growing in basically the same direction as the surrounding hairs. Or if this is done in someone who has gone totally bald, the hair grafts should be angled acutely so that they grow in a manner that will be appropriate to your head shape and facial profile. Substandard work would result in your hairs growing in different kinds of direction.
If you want to make sure that you have these results on your head a few months after you are fully recovered, ask for before and after photos from your surgeon. This will help you gauge the quality of work that he is able to produce. This will also help you decide on whether this is the kind of outcome that you want.
Remember, a successful hair transplant is largely dependent on the skills, expertise and technique of your hair surgeon. That is why you have to make the extra effort to find one.