Not everyone who had a hair transplant was completely happy with the outcome. This can especially be true if the client had unrealistic expectations, or if the doctor who performed the surgery did a poor job. In these cases, the end result often does not look natural, or there is a scar that is too visible to others. More specifically, some of the reasons can include a “pluggy” look, with grafts that are too big or improperly placed, or simply an overall look that is not believable. Pluggy grafts are more a thing of the past, but without proper attention to graft placement, a hair transplant can still look bad. While there can be many reasons why a hair transplant did not turn out as expected, good thing is that they can be reversed. A hair transplant reversal aims to repair the bad hair transplant and make it look much better than before.
There are different ways a hair transplant reversal can be done, and much of it has to do with the individual approach of the doctor who will be performing the procedure. One method is to try to redo the hair transplant all over, by removing the existing grafts, possibly redistribute them and prepare them for reinsertion. While this method will not be as optimal as the first transplant, it is still probably the best chance to make an improvement. Another method that is frequently used is to add hair grafts to areas that look questionable, such as noticeable scars or thinning spots. No matter which method is employed, an experienced hair transplant doctor can often make a positive difference to someone who is suffering from a bad hair transplant.
But for someone who has never had a hair transplant before, hair transplant reversals should be avoided at all cost, as they not only are an additional expense, but can also be the source of plenty of emotional stress. The best way to avoid a hair transplant reversal is by making sure that the initial hair transplant will be done right. Finding a highly rated hair transplant doctor is the first step. But going on a second, or even a third consultation is not a bad idea. Doing research and being well informed about hair transplant procedures is also helpful. And finally, taking a slow and conservative approach to the process of hair transplantation is also important.
By not using most of the donor hair in one procedure, some of it can be saved for later, if the first surgery is dissatisfactory or if hair loss continues. If a bad hair transplant is already a fact, a skilled doctor can usually accomplish an improvement. Making sure that the doctor who will be performing the hair transplant reversal has plenty of experience is crucial. This is because a hair transplant reversal can be the very last chance a client has, especially if donor hair is limited or if there is already excess scarring.