A hair transplant in Turkey is the only life-long, natural solution to chronic hair loss. These minimally invasive, outpatient procedures are completely safe when performed by a qualified, experienced surgeon. Still, each patient is unique and reactions can differ from person to person. As with any surgical procedure, there are always certain risks that are involved. However, these can be minimized with proper technique and a few basic precautions.
There aren’t many circumstances in which something can go wrong with a hair transplant, especially if you’re in good health and follow the pre- and post-operative instructions given to you by your hair transplant surgeon. For the overwhelming majority of hair transplant patients, the end result should closely match what was discussed during your consultation. It’s at this time the doctor will outline any potential issues that may arise during the procedure.
Can a Hair Transplant Fail?
It’s extremely rare for a hair transplant surgery to “fail,” but it is possible that a small percentage of the transplanted hair follicles won’t take root and will, therefore, not produce new hair growth. Skilled surgeons are able to keep this failure rate below five percent, with the majority of patients experiencing closer to a 100 percent success rate. This is especially true of surgeons who work with a team of nurses and surgical assistants. The primary cause of follicular unit failure is desiccation from being outside of the body, therefore, great care must be taken to perform the procedure as quickly and safely as possible.
Additionally, many patients may have had an outdated hair restoration procedure such as hair plugs or an FUT transplant (where a strip of skin is removed and transplanted whole) and may want to upgrade to a more modern solution.
Common Problems with Hair Transplants
Complications from hair transplant procedures are exceedingly rare. Perhaps the most common issue during a hair transplant is a lack of sufficient donor tissue. This problem can be exacerbated when a patient wants to achieve substantial coverage with only a single hair transplant, as it may not be possible to cover the entire scalp with the available hair follicles.
The most frequent side effects that may follow hair transplant surgeries are bleeding, scabbing, infection, and/or scarring. These are all likely to present themselves to some degree in the days/weeks following a hair transplant since the procedure does require thousands of tiny cuts to be made in the recipient area. As long as you follow the instructions provided by your surgeon, these issues will quickly fade.
Can a Bad Hair Transplant be Fixed?
Patients who are not fully satisfied with their hair transplant due to hair grafts failing to take hold can undergo further sessions to achieve the coverage they want. This is, however, limited by the number of healthy hair follicles that can be extracted from a donor area. These patients should see an experienced hair transplant surgeon at a hair transplant clinic to identify the cause of the initial failure in order to avoid a recurrence of the same issue.
How is a Hair Transplant Repaired?
Hair transplants are cosmetic procedures designed to provide patients with a natural-looking hairline and a thick head of hair that can bolster self-confidence. A bad hair transplant does none of this, and, in many cases, can make the patient feel less confident than ever. The best way to fix a hair transplant depends on precisely what went wrong the first time. Any “failed” hair transplant can be recovered or repaired, provided that a patient has enough viable hairs for transplant.
Patients dissatisfied with a bad hair transplant have several available options that can completely transform a bad hair transplant into the results they desired all along. A hair transplant surgeon at a reputable clinic can perform another procedure to address the lack of coverage provided by the first hair transplant.
These procedures can also be used to address issues with a hair transplant that doesn’t appear as natural as it should. A good hair transplant surgeon understands how to create a hairline so that it is so natural-looking that the transplanted grafts are indistinguishable from the patient’s existing hair.
Some patients may have experienced additional hair loss since their first hair transplant, which can make a good hair transplant look bad. It is best to wait for hair loss to be stable for several years before getting a hair transplant, however, it is sometimes the case that hair transplants are performed while a patient’s hair loss is still ongoing. In this event, a second transplant is an easy and ideal solution.
Full Satisfaction Guarantee
Dr Serkan Aygin is a member of The British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery with over 25 years of experience. We are so confident that you will be satisfied with your results that we offer a full, lifetime guarantee. If your transplanted grafts do not grow, we will offer you a second transplant free of charge. We stand by our work and our patients and are truly committed to providing the best hair transplant Turkey before and after results anywhere. If you are unhappy with your results, we encourage you to contact us so we can make things right.