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During and After Hair Transplant Surgery – What to Expect

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Where can I see Dr. Mohebi’s before and after photos? Would Dr. Mohebi be doing the hair transplant surgery himself? How are the donor hairs relocated once broken down into follicular units? Do they just get shoved into place? Am I completely out during the procedure or awake? How long before I don’t look like I just dove into a pool full of needles? Can you send me a link to you’re site if you have one. Thanks so much!

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Here is the answer to your questions:
Before and after photos could be seen in our hair transplant photo gallery that we try to keep updated with the new pictures on a regular basis.

Would Dr. Mohebi be doing the hair transplant surgery himself?
Yes, at this point all surgeries will be performed by Dr. Mohebi himself.  A surgical team will assist the doctor during the dissection and implantation of hair follicular unit grafts.

How are the donor hairs relocated once broken down into follicular units?
We transplant the hair grafts or follicular units based on the need of a patient. The doctor will draw the hairline before surgery and discuss it in detail with the patient.  Hairline designing has to do with the degree of baldness in each area and patients preferences.

Do hair grafts just get shoved into place?
The follicular units need to be maintained in special solutions in sold temperature while they are out of the body.  When the sites are made, we insert the grafts gently into them one at a time.  This process is very meticulous and usually takes a few hours.

Am I completely out during the procedure or awake?
You will be sedated, but you will not be totally out.  You will become more alert during the surgery in which you are sitting in a surgical chair most of the time.  You can be watching a movie, listening to the music or reading a book during your hair transplant surgery.

How long before I don’t look like I just dove into a pool full of needles?
You will probably never look like that, but if you are concerned with redness and swelling after surgery they may last a few days.  Most patients recover from surgical swelling and redness after the first 4 or 5 days.

Here you can learn more about what to expect after an FUE hair transplant.