What To Expect from a Facial Hair Transplant Procedure
Facial hair transplant, also known as beard transplant surgery, restores hair in areas where it is either missing or balding. This procedure works for men, and those transitioning from FTM.
Read about the benefits of a facial transplant procedure, and what you can expect after your surgery.
Benefits of Facial Hair Transplant
A facial hair transplant can have many benefits, both cosmetic and psychological. For some men, a full, thick beard is an important part of their identity and can boost self-confidence.
For others, it can help them to feel more masculine or better match their gender presentation to their true identity. In either case, a facial hair transplant can have a profound impact on someone’s quality of life.
As long as you have healthy donor hair on your scalp, you should be a good candidate for a facial hair transplant.
The best candidates for this procedure are:
– Men with patchy beards or areas of beard hair loss
– Men who want to thicken their existing beard
– Men transitioning from female to male (FTM) who want to grow a beard
During a facial hair transplant, hair follicles are taken from an area of your scalp with dense growth and transplanted to the beard area.
The procedure is typically done using follicular unit extraction, or FUE. In this method, individual hair follicles are removed from the donor area with a small punch tool and transferred to the recipient area.
The recipient areas could be anywhere on the face. You can enhance or add hair to your goatee, mustache, sideburns, or cheeks.
During the procedure, you will be given a local anesthetic to numb the treatment areas. The surgery usually takes four to eight hours, depending on the number of grafts being transplanted.
After the procedure, you will likely have some swelling, redness, and bruising on your face. These side effects should resolve within a week or two. You may also have some scabbing where the grafts were transplanted.
It’s important to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully to ensure proper healing. These may include:
– Wearing a headband or compression garment
– Sleeping with your head elevated
– Avoiding strenuous activity
Results are typically not visible until six to 12 weeks after the procedure, as it takes time for the transplanted hair to grow.
Most patients see continued hair growth for several months after the initial surgery.
Enhance Your Facial Features with a Beard Transplant
Facial hair transplants are considered a permanent solution to beard hair loss or lack of growth. The transplanted hair follicles will continue to grow throughout your life so you can maintain your results for a long time.
If you’re considering a facial hair transplant, it’s important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience performing this procedure.
Your surgeon will help you determine if you are a good candidate for the surgery and develop a customized treatment plan to ensure natural-looking results.
Get in Touch with Ziering Medical
Whether you need help restoring lost facial hair, or enhancing your look as you complete your transition, Ziering Medical can help. Contact us today to book your consultation.