Preparation and Procedure
The doctor will give you instructions for what to do before the surgery, including the following:
- Eat healthy food and don’t smoke cigarettes.
- Don’t take medications that may be bad for your health.
- Drink alcohol for two weeks before the surgery.
These instructions will help your surgery go smoothly. Smoking before surgery slows the blood flow to the skin and can make your new tissue not grow well. If you smoke, stop at least two weeks before surgery.
Hair transplant surgery is commonly conducted at our facility at Hair Transplant Specialists – New York City (NYC). Our hair transplant doctors and clinicians will tell you how many hair grafts you need at your first consultation to figure out how long your hair replacement procedure will take.
The hair transplant operation is usually performed in the morning and completed in the afternoon of the same day. In the ATERA FUE system, after you have removed your hair follicles, they are moisturized to keep them ready for grafting.
Dr. Barnard, Dr. Golio, Clinician Daniels, or Dr. Singh will shave the donor region. To make you feel relaxed and comfortable, the doctor will apply a local anesthetic with sedation to the donor area. Micro punches under three to five times magnification are used by the hair restoration professional. He can remove hair follicles from the donor area more efficiently and precisely.
After extraction, the collection system places the grafts in a storage area. It digitally counts how many grafts have been collected and keeps them moist and cooled. Dr. Barnard, Dr. Golio, Clinician Daniels, and Dr. Singh will be gently transplanted onto the desired region.