This form has been prepared to inform the patient and their relatives about the hair transplantation operation. It is a legal obligation to have it read and approved.
Information forms explain the anticipated risks and undesirable situations (complications) of surgical treatments; They are used to convey information about other treatment options. However, this form should not be considered as a document that includes the risks of all treatment methods. Depending on your own personal health condition or medical information, your doctor may give you different or additional information.
Do not sign the form on the last page until you carefully read all the information below and find the answers to all your questions. After learning the benefits and possible risks of the operation to be performed, it is up to your own decision to accept or reject the procedures.
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Before the procedure, you must inform your doctor in detail about your current and past diseases, medications you have used, previous surgeries, alcohol and cigarette use, and your known allergies. Genetic hair loss can be progressive and shedding may continue in the original hair areas after hair transplantation, and the time/severity of this loss cannot be predicted by your doctor. A second session may be needed due to continued shedding of your original hair.
Detailed information about the method (FUE) you have chosen for hair transplantation will be given verbally by your physician before the procedure. To see the success of the procedure, you can see the before and after photos of patients who have previously undergone transplantation.
Hair transplantation operation is the process of properly preparing grafts (hair follicles) taken from the scalp at the back of your head (between the nape and the two ears) and placing them in the required area. The purpose of this process is to achieve a better appearance than the current situation by transplanting as much as possible to the areas where hair is missing or reduced (including beard, eyebrows, mustache and beard scars).
It is often impossible to achieve a look with no hair loss and a thick hair structure. The result depends on the success of the surgical method as well as the thickness, shape and color of your hair, the amount of hair loss and the hair density in the donor area at the back of your head. 2 or 3 sessions of surgery may be required to achieve the best result.
Eyebrow transplantation; It is the process of transplanting grafts taken from the hair on the nape of the neck as single roots to the area where there are no or sparse eyebrows. This technique is the same for mustache and beard transplantation. It is natural for there to be varying degrees of bruising and swelling in the transplanted area and on the eyelids after the eyebrow transplant, and it will disappear spontaneously within 3 – 4 days. Since transplanted eyebrows tend to grow longer, it will be necessary to shorten these growing hairs with scissors from time to time.
Hair transplantation will be performed under local anesthesia. In some cases, sedation anesthesia may also be used additionally.
Allergy or drug reactions due to local anesthesia are rare. Moreover, susceptible individuals cannot be detected in advance with routine tests. In such cases, the hair transplantation operation should be performed in a hospital or surgical medical center in order to provide the necessary medical intervention to the patient. These undesirable conditions can be treated successfully, thanks to the precautions taken in advance, and the possibility of harming the patient is extremely low.
Hair transplantation operation may take up to 4 – 12 hours depending on the amount of grafts to be transplanted and hair thickness. It is completed in an average of 6 – 8 hours.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE
The postoperative head bandage is removed after 1 or 2 days.
Wound healing problems may occur in the donor area at the nape of the neck due to wound infection and similar reasons. However, due to the good blood supply of the scalp, the probability of such a problem is extremely low and even if it occurs, it will heal easily.
The healing process of wounds is between 4 and 10 days. Swelling in the forehead area may last from the 3rd to the 5th day. During the hair growth period (between the 10th and 20th weeks), some acne may occur on the skin.
In order to reduce the possibility of problems, antibiotics, painkillers and similar medications recommended by the doctor should be used without interruption after the surgery, and dressings and bandages should be applied regularly.
If there is any problem with the procedure, the doctor who performed the procedure should be consulted first, as he is the person who can best evaluate the source of the problem and its solution.
The transplanted hair begins to shed from the 3rd week onwards and this process can continue until the 8th week. This is completely expected and natural. In fact, in rare cases, there may be temporary hair loss in the immediate vicinity of the transplanted area. This is a completely reversible spill.
The transplanted hair starts to grow after about the 3rd month, and it may take up to 12 months for it to grow completely, including the crown area. At the end of the sixth month, 70 – 80% results are achieved. The final results of the transplantation are obtained over a period of up to 18 – 24 months.
There is a possibility of some scarring depending on the number of grafts taken in the nape area where the hair follicles are taken and the skin structure of the person.
Some of the transplanted hair may not hold. The retention rate of hair transplanted in our clinic is 90%. A retention rate of over 90% is defined as very successful at world standards.
Following hair transplantation, a personal care period is required for the first ten days and it is recommended that you spend this time in a clean environment. During this period, there may be crusting on the back of the head from which the hair follicles were taken and in the transplanted area, and varying degrees of edema and swelling on your face and eyes.
Hair loss is a lifelong process. Therefore, you may be advised to use various treatments immediately after the operation to support the application and delay hair loss. If the loss of your existing hair continues and thicker hair is desired, tightening operations may be required.