hair transplant

This is my Hair

Hair loss is normal. It is natural for the hair to fall out and to be replaced by newer strands. When the natural replacement process doesn’t happen and when the follicles fail to produce new hair strands to replace the hair that had fallen down, hair thinning happens. In some cases, this also progresses and leads to balding. Nutritional deficiencies, stress, hereditary factors, drop in collagen levels, thyroid problems and certain types of medications can all lead to excess hair loss. There are several hair regrowth treatment options available today. If you are looking for something quicker and more effective there is also the option of getting hair transplantation.

What is hair transplantation?

This is a method where natural hair follicles are transplanted from one location to another in order to stimulate the growth of hair. There is a healthy donor site selected for the procedure. Using advanced methods the follicles from this region are extracted without affecting the hair growth in the donor site. The grafts are prepared from the extracted follicles and then planted in the site where the thinning or balding has occurred. The exact procedure involved and the time taken might well vary based on the type of transplantation method adopted.

What are the common types of hair transplantation methods used?

Hair transplantation is a minimally invasive surgery that takes a short period of time. The difference in the procedure being followed is based on the level of automation involved and the number of follicles removed at one go.

In the case of Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE, Individual follicles are extracted in a random fashion resulting in a slight reduction in the hair density at the donor site. But as there are no tissue extractions being made there are no stitches involved and therefore you can expect shorter recovery time. There a minimal level of discomfort involved with a quick recovery, the before and after comparison of the hair growth can be quite stunning in some cases.

Follicular Unit Transplant or FUT is the method where a tissue strip is removed from the donor site. This strip is then separated to prepare grafts ready to be transplanted onto the targeted location. Given the precision of the method and the ability to treat complicated hair loss and balding conditions this method is very common. This one involves a slightly longer period of recovery than the FUE method but the results are pretty good.

Benefits of hair transplantation

  • This is a reliable solution to tackle hair loss. It has a very high success rate and the results can be very noticeable after the procedure.
  • As the follicles from your own body are used there is little to no risk of graft rejection at the target location.
  • The results are obtained by replacing the dead and damaged follicles with healthy follicles. This is succeeded by the natural growth of hair. So this will be a permanent solution to balding problems.

Given the easy recovery phase involved and the effectiveness of the procedure, hair transplantation surgeries are now becoming very popular among men and women.

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Cleopatra Rhinoplasty

This is my Nose

Cleopatra, the Egyptian queen, was known for her striking beauty which was incidentally characterized by an eagle-like hooked nose. She and the generations after her did not let the size, structure, and shape of the nose define their looks or their character. Their personality and charm were enough to mesmerize the audience. But in case, you are not endowed with a nose you like or with the personality of a Cleopatra, fret not because Rhinoplasty can make you feel better with a nose that you can be proud of.

 

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical modification of the nose which includes the bone, cartilage, and skin.  There are two types of surgeries under this category:

  • Reconstructive: Reconstructive rhinoplasty is performed to rectify nasal defects sustained due to injury, trauma, or to treat congenital birth defects like cleft lip or the removal of tumors.
  • Cosmetic: Cosmetic rhinoplasty is done for purely aesthetic purpose where the normal anatomy is reshaped to a more desirable appearance.

 

What will a Rhinoplasty do?

With Surgery, a surgeon can change the angle of the septum, reshape the tip of the nose, change the nasal bridge to reduce the overall size of the nose, adjust the space between the upper lip and the nose, the thickness of the nostrils and space between them.

The procedure can be done either internally (closed procedure) or by making an incision on the outside tissue of the nose (open procedure).

What are the criteria for rhinoplasty?

No matter how disappointed growing teens are with their noses, they have to wait till the nose stops growing which is usually 15 for girls and longer for boys. The only time rhinoplasty is done in children and young adults are to treat a breathing impairment. In adults, an ideal candidate is one who is healthy, a non-smoker and anyone whose facial growth has stopped. Having a positive attitude is a bonus.

 

What are the risks involved in having a rhinoplasty?

The risks in rhinoplasty are similar to those in other surgeries which are risks of infection, numbness, pain, and scarring (poorly executed surgeries can leave you with a permanent scar.)

 

Before and after surgery care

Your Plastic surgeon will go through the risks and safety measures and prepare you for the operation which incidentally is an outpatient procedure that takes up to three hours. The operation is conducted under general anesthesia. After the surgery external splints are used to support the nose until it heals completely.

You will be monitored for a couple of hours after surgery, to ensure all is well with you and then you will be discharged. It is advised to keep your head elevated to reduce bleeding and swelling. If absorbable stitches are used when you don’t need to revisit the doctor otherwise you will have to go back for the stitches to be removed. It is common to have gauze taped to the tip of the nose to collect any nasal discharge and blood for a few days after surgery.

 

You must avoid running, swimming, blowing your nose and even laughing (once the dressing is off you can laugh as much as you want, Afterall it is your nose!)

 

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Information About Facial Rejuvenation

Facial rejuvenation has become a popular demand by increasing awareness and wishes to look good. It is not limited to celebrities and has become a commonplace among commoners.

What is facial rejuvenation?

Facial rejuvenation as the name implies is a procedure to make a face youthful in appearance. These are cosmetic treatments; there are usually multiple sittings to complete the process. Often, these treatments are expensive. Those who are striving to look younger can get it done. If you are not happy with the way your skin appears, facial rejuvenation is an option for you. When we age, we develop dark circles, loose skin, blemishes, and fine lines. All this can be eradicated to a great extent by getting facial rejuvenation techniques. There are surgical as well as non-surgical ways to look younger. You are advised to get it done by a professional. Talk to your surgeon; let him know what you are looking for. An expert will spot the problem areas as he sees your skin. Still, he may conduct a few tests.

Non-Surgical options

Botox: Botox is the most famous treatment, it is non-surgical. We often read about celebrities getting Botox injections. An overdose of Botox can give you a shocked, frozen look. The facial expression becomes restricted. The person can not move eyebrows much. It is quite a nice way to restore your youth.  Fine lines, frown lines, smile lines can be removed by using these injections. The patients want to avoid unnatural look, but chances are there will be a certain part of your appearance that is going to look unnatural. Get ready mentally to look in the mirror and see a slightly different face Information about Facial Rejuvenation.  A good surgeon will do a good amount of counseling before doing anything to your face.

Chemical peels: If you are suffering from hyperpigmentation, the top layer of your skin needs to be chemically peeled off. These are dead cells accumulated on the top. The layer underneath this hyperpigmented layer needs to be removed. There is a chemical that is applied by the doctor to remove the skin. Gradually, after second or third sitting you will notice the skin peeling out. Take utter care while this is happening. Avoid sun as much as you can. Your skin becomes sensitive. If you are not allergic to Aloe Vera gel uses it.

 

Soft tissue fillers: In this particular treatment, the experts are taking help from some specific injections. They inject specific filler of soft tissues into the skin. Mainly the treatment is targeting the issues those appear around mouth, jaw line, nose, eyes, and brows. Filler can plump the skin area temporally and kick out the issues.

Surgical options

The way of surgery is can be considered after complete health checkup. For undertaking such treatment, the individuals need to take help from the perfect sources such as – experienced doctors. If you are choosing the way of surgery then do not forget to provide proper rest to the body for quick health recovery.

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