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Hair Transplant Surgery in Miami

Hair Transplant in Miami

The majority of people both women and men alike take their hair for granted, until they’re suddenly gone, just like good health or youth. Many people find that a hair transplant can help make their hair look fuller.

If you are feeling unconfident about your appearance due to hair loss or thinning on top, the procedure can make you feel more confident. Fortunately, it is now possible to achieve natural-looking results that will definitely boost your self-confidence through hair transplant procedures. If you are looking for an effective solution for your hair loss, you may want to consider having hair transplant in Miami with Dr. Carlos Spera–a board-certified plastic surgeon.

What is a hair transplant?

Hair transplant is a plastic surgery procedure being administered to add more hair to an area in your head that may be balding or thinning, It is typically done by taking hair from thinner part of your scalp or other parts of your body, then grafting it to the balding or thinning section of your scalp.

In other words, a hair transplant takes hair you have and transfer it to an area that is balding, thinning or do not have hair at all. It is typically taken from the back of your head; however, it can also be taken from other parts of your body.

Dr. Carlos Spera–a board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami will sterilize the area where the hair will be removed then numb it with local anesthesia before starting the hair transplant. You can also opt for sedation to stay asleep during the hair transplant procedure.

The clinic can offer one of two transplant methods: the FUE hair transplant or the FUT hair transplant procedure.

Types of hair transplant Dr. Carlos Spera offers in Miami

Follicular Unit Strip or FUT hair transplant

FUT or Follicular Unit Strip is a surgical procedure in which a surgeon cuts a strip of skin from the back or side of the head and extracts individual hair follicles. These follicles are then inserted into the areas of your scalp where there is balding. Generally, the surgery is most effective when covering a receding hairline caused by male pattern baldness.

Follicular Unit Strip or FUT hair transplant is performed following these steps:

  1. Dr. Spera will remove a piece of your scalp using a scalpel from the back of your head. The strip size is about six to 10 inches long; however, it can be stretched from ear to ear. After which, he will close the area where the scalp was removed with stitches.
  2. Next, they will separate the scalp strip into smaller pieces with the use of a scalpel. They may split the piece as many as a thousand grafts. Some of these grafts may contain a single strand of hair each.
  3. Then, Dr.Spera will make small holes in your scalp where your hair will e transplanted using a blade or a needle. He will graft the hairs from the removed piece of the scalp into the puncture holes.
  4. Finally, he will cover the surgical site with gauze or a bandage.

Follicular unit extraction or FUE hair transplant

The FUE method of hair transplantation uses many of the same principles as other hair transplantation methods to harvest individual hair follicles from the back of the head (donor area) without a scalpel or stitches, thereby leaving no permanent scar.

For follicular unit extraction or FUE hair transplant procedure, Dr. Spera will take these steps:

  1. He will shave off your hair on the back of your head then take individual follicles out of your scalp skin. You will begin to notice some tiny marks where each follicle was removed.
  2. As for the FUT hair transplant procedure, Dr. Spera will make small holes in your scalp and will graft hair follicles into each hole.
  3. Finally, he will cover the surgical site with a gauze or bandage.

SmartGraft FUE hair transplant

SmartGraft® provides the surgeon with a lightweight, highly ergonomic way to harvest hair follicles faster and more accurately. The hand piece uses built-in illumination to illuminate the surgical field, SmartPunches attached to the inner surface to assist in reducing transection rates. The device itself has programmable protocols, which allow the surgeon to automatically adjust the frequency and duration of a sterile mist solution to keep the grafts moist while they are awaiting implantation. By dividing the grafts based on the number of follicles in each graft, the SmartGraft also reduces the amount of time it takes the technicians to complete the procedure. Thanks to SmartGraft, surgeons and patients can achieve their goal more quickly.

Are you an ideal candidate for a hair transplant in Miami?

The ideal candidates for hair transplants in Miami are those who have been losing their hair due to male pattern baldness for more than five years. If you have realistic expectations and completely understand that hair loss might continue to progress even after a hair transplant in Miami, you can also be an ideal candidate for a hair transplant. You can also undergo a hair transplant if you are experiencing baldness for many years and the pattern has stabilized.

Overall, everyone can undergo a hair transplant in Miami, especially if your main concern is loss of hair due to trauma, burns, and other plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift.

FUE or FUT hair transplant: Which is better?

Both FUE hair transplant and FUT hair transplant have their fair share of advantages and disadvantages for a larger grade of baldness. However, FUT hair transplant is more preferred than FUE but if someone plants to keep a crew cut, a FUE hair transplant may be an ideal option.

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Which type of hair transplant is best for you?

Hair transplant is a procedure in which your hair from the back of your scalp is taken then transported in the areas where balding are evident. Hair transplant has also changed its shapes from manual punch grafts to hair transplant assisted by robotics. FUE hair transplants and FUT hair transplants are the primary ways in which the hair transplant and extraction are done. Both hair transplant procedures are very successful and being followed globally. However, it is not justified to state which is better hair transplant procedure is better as both have relative merits and demerits.

There are fundamental differences between FUE hair transplants and FUT hair transplants that will determine which type of hair transplant is ideal for you.

As far as the method is concerned, FUE hair transplant in Miami provides extraction of individual follicular units through small punches. It has no sutures. On the other hand, the FUT hair transplant procedure offers scalpel excision of donor strips with suturing.

FUE hair transplant in Miami, small scars are formed; however, they are inconspicuous and get merged very well oftentimes but not always especially if it’s over gone. On the other hand, the FUT hair transplant procedure gives linear scars that may be barely visible if your hair is shaved or trimmed.

For the recovery process, you can resume your usual activity within few days when you undergo the FUT hair transplant procedure whereas the suturing used in FUE hair transplant heals over 10 days following the procedure.

You will be sedated using anesthesia in both hair transplant procedures where you will feel painless. Both hair transplant procedures are also permanent. To determine whether FUE hair transplant or FUT hair transplant is ideal for you, consult Dr. Carlos Spera–a board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami today!

What are the known side effects of having a hair transplant?

There are associated risks that you can gain from a hair transplant in Miami, specifically on FUE hair transplant and FUT transplant. While some are common, there are also those which are temporary, uncommon, and last for a long period of time. The known side effects include infection, itching, numbness, hair shedding, bleeding, cysts, swelling, scarring, and hiccups, to name some.

One of the most common side effects of hair transplants in Miami is hair shedding. A lot of people are dealing with hair fall following the hair transplant procedure. However, it is a normal process after hair transplantation where the roots get intact and your hair shaft falls down and growth starts from the roots all over again. It will fall out in two to three weeks and the new growth becomes noticeable by three to four months.

Another side effect of having a hair transplant in Miami is bleeding. Either you undergo an FUE hair transplant or FUT hair transplant, there are bound to be some cuts and nicks, causing blood loss. To minimize this, it is imperative for you to disclose with Dr. Carlos Spera–a board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami if you are taking any blood-thinning medications or currently suffering from any blood-related problems.

Pain is inevitable following a hair transplant in Miami, as FUE hair transplant or FUT hair transplant bound to have some amount of pain. However, Dr. Carlos Spera–a board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami will administer sedatives and anesthesia. However, there is still pain after the hair transplant has completed. Dr. Spera will also prescribe you some painkillers to get rid of the pain following the hair transplant procedure.

Perhaps the most common symptom that you can experience is itching. It takes place because of the formation of scabs at the site where the hair transplant takes place. The most effective alternative to address this problem is to keep spraying the solution given over your grafts and wash your scalp with medication or mild shampoo a week following your hair transplant in Miami. Alongside with other side effects aforementioned, the itching will vanish over time within few days during your recovery process.

How long does hair transplant in Miami last?

It will take you half a year following the hair transplant before you see significant changes in terms of hair growth. The optimal results of the hair transplant will be visible after one year. Typically, a hair transplant will last a lifetime because your healthy hair follicles are transplanted into your bald or thinning areas.

Why choose Dr. Carlos Spera for your hair transplant in Miami?

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Carlos Spera is an expert in hair transplants, including FUE, FUT, and SmartGraft hair transplant in Miami. We also use state-of-the-art and safe plastic surgery techniques. With over decades of experience and thousands of satisfied patients he served, he can provide you the most satisfying outcome that you can get from a hair transplant in Miami. Many patients from all parts of Miami and beyond trust Dr. Spera in providing the most natural-appealing plastic surgery procedure results.

However, it is important to talk to Dr. Spera before you decide to get either hair transplant procedure. You need to realize that neither hair transplant procedure is guaranteed to be successful but that scarring can pose a major risk. You might not also be an ideal candidate for either hair transplant procedure based on your hair quality and volume.

To learn more or to schedule a consultation in our plastic surgery center in Miami, do not hesitate to contact us today. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hair Transplant Surgery is a state-of-the-art procedure designed to restore hair by transplanting hair follicles from denser regions to areas experiencing thinning or baldness. Dr. Carlos Spera offers this transformative solution to individuals seeking to regain a fuller, natural-looking head of hair, ensuring renewed confidence and vitality.

If you’re experiencing noticeable hair thinning or baldness and have sufficient donor hair on the back or sides of your head, Hair Transplant Surgery might be the ideal solution for you. Suitable candidates are in good health, have realistic expectations, and understand the nature of the procedure. A consultation with Dr. Spera will provide a detailed assessment.

Dr. Spera employs advanced techniques, such as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) or Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), based on the patient’s needs. These methods involve harvesting hair follicles from the donor area and meticulously transplanting them to the thinning or balding regions, ensuring natural growth patterns and density.

Post-surgery, patients may experience mild swelling and tenderness in the treated areas. Tiny scabs may form around each transplanted hair but will shed as the new hair begins to grow. Most individuals can return to daily activities within a few days, though strenuous exercises should be limited for a couple of weeks. Dr. Spera will provide detailed post-operative care instructions.

Dr. Spera’s meticulous techniques ensure minimal scarring. In the FUE method, tiny dot scars remain in the donor area, which are easily concealed by surrounding hair. In the FUT method, a thin linear scar may be present, but it’s typically hidden by hair growth.

Hair Transplant Surgery offers permanent results. The transplanted hair follicles integrate with the recipient area and grow naturally. While the procedure effectively restores hair density, it’s essential to understand that the natural aging process and genetic factors may continue to influence hair density over time.

With over 30 years of dedication to the art of aesthetic surgeries, Dr. Carlos Spera stands as a trusted name in Miami. His commitment to achieving natural-looking results, combined with his expertise in hair restoration techniques, ensures that patients receive top-tier care, guidance, and transformative outcomes.

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