Hair Transplants in India by Expert ABHRS-certified Surgeons
Hair transplantation has emerged as a popular treatment for hair loss issues around the world. Many people have found it to be the ultimate solution to issues such as excessive hair loss, hair thinning, and Androgenic Alopecia. If you need a long-term solution for hair loss without creating an artificial look, a hair transplant can be the most suitable choice for you. Saraswat Hospital, one of the best hair transplant clinics in India, has taken the practice of hair transplants in India to the next level. This clinic is run by two eminent surgeons, Dr. Satya Kumar Saraswat and Dr. Preeti Saraswat, who are also the diplomats of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) and their trained technicians. All types of hair transplants, including FUE and FUT, body hair, and beard hair transplant services, are available here. The use of the latest technology, advanced consumables and punches, and the expertise of internationally recognised surgeons ensure successful and virtually painless hair transplants for each patient.
What is Hair Transplant?
A hair transplant is a popular surgical procedure in which surgeons take hair follicles from the donor area (such as the back or side of the scalp) and transplant the follicles to the recipient area. People who are suffering from hair loss, baldness, or thinning hair due to various reasons can restore their natural hair via hair transplantation. This is a complex surgical procedure, which should be done from certified doctors only. The patient is given local anaesthesia before the treatment. Thus, the hair transplant procedure is nearly painless with only zero to minimal discomfort to the patients. Remember, it is not a one-time treatment; based on the condition of the patient, it may require multiple sessions.
Types of Hair Transplant Surgeries at the Saraswat Hospital
Saraswat Hospital provides various types of hair transplant treatments based on the concerns and goals of the patient.
- FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)
- FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant)
- Combined FUE and FUT
- DHI (Direct Hair Transplant)
- Bio-FUE Hair Transplant
- Body Hair Transplant
- Special Area Hair Transplant
- Unshaven and Long Hair Transplant
- Repair (of Failed) Hair Transplant
- Eyelash Hair Transplant
- Eyebrow Hair Transplant
- Beard and Moustache Hair Transplant
Who Can Benefit from a Hair Transplant Surgery?
The best hair transplant treatment in India can help improve one’s appearance and boost self-confidence. At Saraswat Hospital, we provide hair transplants for men and women. The ideal candidates for a hair transplant surgery include the following:
- Men who are suffering from male pattern baldness
- Women with female pattern baldness and thinning hair
- Any person who has lost hair due to injury or burn
Anyone who is suffering from baldness and thinning hair can undergo this procedure and restore his or her natural hair with confidence.
FUE Vs. FUT: Which Hair Transplant Technique Is Ideal for You?
Deciding between two popular hair transplant techniques—FUE and FUT—leads to many questions. A personalised consultation at Saraswat Hospital is the only way to decide the best treatment for you.
FUE Hair Transplant
FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. It is a popular outpatient hair transplant technique in which individual hair follicles are removed from your skin and moved to another part of the body (the recipient area). Surgeons deploy micropunches to extract single follicles, leaving almost no signs of extraction and moving them to the recipient area.
FUE hair transplant in India is considered a safe procedure with the possibility of minor side effects. Infection can occur if unsterile equipment or improper technique is used. We, at Saraswat Hospital, always use new and sterile equipment, and only expert surgeons perform the procedure to ensure the transplant is safe and effective.
Benefits of FUE:
- Less pain after surgery
- Fast recovery
- Does not leave prominent scars
- Surgeons can use body hair
- Useful to increase hair density
FUT Hair Transplant
FUT stands for Follicular Unit Transplant, and is a strip procedure for hair transplantation. Here, surgeons remove a linear strip of hair from the donor area of the scalp using high-quality tools. Surgeons then dissect the hair follicles present in the strip under a stereo-microscope and divide them into 1–3 follicle grafts. After that, these grafts are placed into an incision on the recipient area.
Benefits of FUT:
- If you need to transplant a large number of follicles
- Quicker operation time
- Higher survival rate of the follicles
Both techniques are equally efficacious for hair regrowth. Only after your scalp and health are analysed that our surgeons determine whether you need a FUE or FUT hair transplant. However, for both FUE and FUT hair transplants in India, Saraswat Hospital is a reliable destination and offers a great patient satisfaction rate.
How Do We Determine the Type of Hair Transplant for a Patient?
Saraswat Hospital does not entertain one-size-fits-all solutions for all patients. Once you book an appointment, our team will collect your medical information. During your face-to-face visit, we will perform a scalp and hair analysis to determine which hair transplant technique will be most suitable for you.
We always check the below-mentioned factors before deciding the hair transplant type:
- Condition of the scalp; whether it is oily or dry
- Dandruff, lesions, scaliness, or damaged hair
- Type of hair loss: unpatterned, uniform, or patchiness
- Infection, scald or wound, etc
- Decreasing rate of overall body hair (especially from the eyebrow)
- The percentage of hair that is likely to fall
Our team also checks the density of hair in various areas of the scalp and determines the percentage of hair present in the vellus, intermediate, and terminal stages. Using advanced technologies, we can also predict the amount of hair that is sure to fall and the expected density of hair after the hair transplant surgery.
We check all of these factors and keep photographic records for further consultation and treatment. For foolproof analysis, we prefer to use computerized, software-based trichoscopy analysis. It also helps us understand the condition of the available donor area and the percentage of hair follicles that we can extract to ensure the desired result. Being one of the best hair transplant clinics in India, we always use safe and effective methods and let patients enjoy the best hair transplant in India.
How Do Our Surgeons Define an Ideal Hairline for a Patient?
The hairline is basically the natural-looking front edge of the hair that frames the face. The hairline may vary from person to person. We determine the hairline during the consultation phase by considering various critical factors. We consider the age of the patient, gender, and facial structure to draw the desired hairline. We try to create a natural-looking hairline that complements the overall appearance.
Procedure: What Will Happen to You During the Hair Transplant?
The hair transplant procedure starts by cleaning your scalp, and then the surgeon will apply a numbing gel or local anaesthesia to the treatment area.
- Our internationally-certified surgeons will use a scalpel to remove a strip of scalp from the back of the head. Typically, the incision will be several inches long.
- After that, the surgeon will close the donor area with stitches.
- In the next step, the surgeon will use the magnifying lens and sharp surgical knife to separate the removed portion/strip. After implantation, these sections will help the patient achieve natural-looking hair growth.
- The hair follicles will be extracted directly from the back of the scalp using the micropunching post-transplant technique.
- The surgeon will make tiny holes using a sterile needle on the recipient area of the scalp and then gently place hairs in these holes.
- After the treatment, the gauze, graft, or bandages will cover your scalp for a few days.
Each hair transplant session may require four hours or more, depending on the complexity of the procedure. A patient may require two to three sessions to get the desired density and natural-looking hair.
After the treatment, you may experience some scalp soreness, which will go away in one to two days. To relieve any symptoms or discomfort post treatment, we prescribe medication to alleviate pain, antibiotics to reduce infection risks, and anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling. Most people can resume their work within days after the transplantation surgery. Typically, the transplanted hair will fall out in 2 to 3 weeks after the procedure while making way for new hair growth. In 3 to 6 months, most people notice new hair growth.
Complications Related to Hair Transplant Surgery
Every surgical procedure comes with minor side effects, and they go away within a few days or weeks. Hair transplant side effects may include:
- Scalp swelling
- Bruising around the eyes
- A crust on the donor and recipient area
- Lack of sensation or numbness
- Inflammation of the hair follicles
- Shock loss
- Unnatural-looking tufts of hair
Side effects like infection, swelling, itching, etc. can be easily avoided using expert techniques. Our surgeons at Saraswat Hospital always use sterile equipment to prevent infections. All clinical staff follow pre-operative instructions and guide the patient accordingly. Our team will inform the patient about the pre- and post-operative procedures and manage discomfort with the right medication.
However, it is also important to be realistic about the results and clearly understand the potential risks and side effects before undergoing the transplantation procedure. After a hair transplantation session, patients must avoid sunlight, smoking, and alcohol consumption during the healing process to reduce the risk of complications.
Factors That Determine the Cost of Hair Transplant Surgery
Cost is always an important factor for a person planning to undergo a hair transplant surgery. The cost of the best hair transplant in India depends on a lot of factors. For example, the expertise of the operating surgeon, the experience of the clinical staff, the quality of medical supplies, etc. Apart from these, there are some other factors that we analyse using trichoscopy to determine the cost. Here, we can share an approximate cost estimate. We can share the accurate cost after analysing your scalp condition and pattern of hair loss.
A few factors alter the cost of hair transplants in India, including:
- The type of hair transplant technique
- The extent of hair loss
- Area to be treated
- Texture and characteristics of hair
- Type of scalp
- TDI (Torso Donor Index)
- Surgeon’s fee
- Age of the patient
- Medical condition of the patient
- Additional complications involved in the process
- Quality of consumables and punches
- Specialised hair transplants
Hair Transplant Before and After Results
Both FUE and FUT hair transplant methods are effective. They take several hours and sessions to let one achieve the desired hair density. At Saraswat Hospital, we keep photographic records of the patients to check the success rate. It also helps our patients understand their transformation journey. Patients can notice their improvements gradually. Photos help everyone understand how the treatment is going to help them, and they can set realistic expectations.
While consulting with patients who come from various states of India and foreign countries, we often find them confused about the procedure. To help them and other people who want to undergo hair transplants, some video testimonials are shared here. You can check our patients’ experiences with us and their hair transplant before and after results.
Why Choose Saraswat Hospital for Hair Transplant in India?
Saraswat Hospital has carved a special place in the industry because of its eminent surgeons, international standards, top-of-the-line equipment, experienced staff, and competitive rates. Check out some of the reasons for choosing Saraswat Hospital as the best place for hair transplants in India.
- A completely Safe Procedure
We follow international standards and strict safety measures to ensure the entire procedure is safe and effective for the patient. To prevent infections, we use new and sterile equipment and strictly adhere to the guidelines on medical hygiene.
- Maximum Viability of the Grafts
Patients can get a great graft viability rate with us. We use international guidelines and have ABHRS-certified surgeons perform the procedure to ensure the maximum viability of the grafts.
- ABHRS-certified Doctors
Saraswat Hospital was founded by Dr. Satya Saraswat and Dr. Preeti Saraswat. Together, they have more than 19 years of experience. Both of these doctors are Diplomats of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS). They are also members of the ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) & AHRS (Association of Hair Restoration Surgery – India). All clinical staff is accordingly trained and certified.
- A Virtually Painless Procedure
During follicle extraction and placement, tiny disposable instruments with a diameter of 1 mm or less are used. In both FUE and FUT, we use numbing gel or local anaesthesia to keep the entire procedure painless for the patient. We prescribe post-operative pain management medication to reduce after-surgery discomfort and fasten the recovery.
- Natural-looking Results
Our internationally recognised surgeons ensure full control of the depth, direction, and angle of the placement of follicles to ensure natural-looking results. When new hair grows, it will blend in with the surrounding hair, giving the patient the appearance of having full-headed hair.
- What Are the Causes of Hair Loss?
Excessive hair loss in both men and women is caused by a variety of factors. Some of the most common factors are heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions, radiation therapy, a hectic lifestyle, a poor digestive system, improper use of chemical treatments, androgenic alopecia, and so on. If hair regrowth is not possible in any other way, a hair transplant in India is an effective and long-term solution for baldness and thinning hair.
- How Effective Is Hair Transplant Surgery?
Expert surgeons can successfully move hair follicles from the donor area to the recipient area. The procedure is quite similar to other transplant surgeries. The success rate of a hair transplant depends on a variety of factors. The blood flow to the scalp should be constant, as it helps grow the transplanted hair. This way, new hair grows naturally and blends with existing and surrounding hair. The transplanted hair is genetically strong and keeps growing. After the desired growth, you can wash, style, and comb your hair normally.
- How Can You Care for Your Scalp After the Procedure?
At Saraswat Hospital, one of the best places for hair transplants in India, each patient gets personalised treatment and aftercare guidance. The aftercare regimen may differ from person to person depending on the type of treatment. We generally suggest wearing a head cover immediately after the transplantation treatment to protect the grafts. After returning home, you should avoid washing or applying water to your scalp. You should avoid strenuous exercise that produces sweat for at least one week. A few patients feel numbness and swelling. Medication will help to cure these side effects in a few days. If you experience a high fever or excessive pain, you must contact us as soon as possible.
- Can One Get a Natural Hair Look Through a Hair Transplant in India?
Yes, one can get a natural hair look by undergoing a hair transplant in India. The final outcome depends on the expertise of the surgeons. At Saraswat Hospital, a patient will get treatment from Dr. Satya Saraswat and Dr. Preeti Saraswat. Both of these doctors are Diplomats of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS). They are also members of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS).
- Is Hair Transplantation Painful?
Hair transplant surgery is not painful, as the patient will get local anesthesia. Apart from this, there will be postoperative pain medications to reduce pain and other discomforts. Since no surgery can be completely painless, one might feel a low level of pain after the procedure. However, the expertise of internationally certified surgeons, and the use of advanced tools and techniques will ensure zero to minimal pain and discomfort for the patient.