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  • by Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu
  • 18 April 2018
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Why Hair Transplant Fail?

Hair transplant should be done by doctors who have special experience in the field of medicine. Doctors of whose experience you know well and experienced in hair transplantation will minimize this risk of failure.

Hair transplant is considered to be the only permanent solution for hair loss problem.  However, hair transplant is a serious surgical procedure which professional medical handling. Hair transplant can fail due to several factors as you may not experience new hair growth or simply the new hair is fallen out. These are the reasons why hair transplant fail in some cases.

Here are chances of why hair transplant fail in few cases:

1. Mishandling

The main chance of why hair transplant fail is the hair grafts mishandling. The surgeon should be able to keep the grafts alive and not damaged during the procedure. It mostly depends on how he/she handle the grafts including extracting, moving, storing, and placing them in the recipient area. The damaged or dead follicles won’t grow any hair, they’ll create pimples instead. That’s why hair transplant fail due to mishandling.  It’s very important to pick licensed and reputable surgeons to perform your hair.

2. Displacement

Another chance of why hair transplant fail is where the hair grafts aren’t placed correctly. The goal of restoration should be providing natural hair growth. The displacement of the grafts can lead to the doll-like result. That’s why hair transplant fail due to graft displacement. In providing natural results, the surgeon should have years of experience and proven results. That’s why it’s suggested to check reviews and customer feedback before picking a surgeon.

3. Not-Suitable Grafts

The insufficiency of hair donor might encourage the surgeon to take the hair from other parts of your body(Body Hair Transplant/BHT) or even from other people. BHT for head hair restoration is actually not recommended. The scalp can reject the grafts or they will result in unnatural hair growth with the different texture. It can explain why hair transplant fail due to BHT or other people’s donor. Instead, reputable surgeons will suggest the possible restoration strategies based on the available hair donor in your own head.

4. Progressive Male Pattern Baldness

Hair transplant doesn’t stop balding it works as restoration solution. If your hair loss is still progressive, then you’re not eligible to take the surgery. Taking the surgery too early can make your hair looking bad in several years to go. That’s why hair transplant fail in restoring your hair. Reputable clinics will deeply assess your hair loss problem and suggest you the best solution which is not always a surgery.

Inappropriate Handling of The Hair Grafts

The way of surgeon handling the hair grafts is actually the key role to keep the hair follicles alive and eligible to plant. The surgeon should ensure not only that the donor hair is sufficient but also healthy so they can grow new hair in the future. It will include how the surgeon harvest the grafts, store them to the solutions and replant them to the donor area. Only trained and experienced surgeon can manage your hair grafts without damaging or killing them.

Incorrect Storing

After the follicular units grafted from the donor area, they’re then stored in the special solutions. Only professional and the expert surgeon can store the hair grafts in the media and ensure it alive and healthy. At this point, the surgeon will handle this job alone instead of relying it on his/her assistant. The credible surgeon will transplant the hair to support the natural hair pattern growth. Mishandling of hair grafts can make them dead which leads to no new hair growth and pimples.

Wrong Donor Selection

In some cases, a surgeon may conduct body hair transplantation(BHT) where the hair donor is taken from other body parts or even another person. The best donor for hair transplant is actually your own head hair, the BHT or harvesting from other people is the special condition where you don’t have sufficient hair donor in your head. Wrong donor selection will generate unnatural look as the result or worst, it’s simply failed as the transplanted follicles reject to grow new hair in the future. That’s why hair transplant fail in such case.

Hair Transplant Not Suitable

Not everyone is a suitable candidate for hair transplant due to wrong timing or certain not eligible conditions. Hair transplant can’t stop the hair loss, so it’s not the best solution for ongoing or earlier hair loss progress. If you’re in your early 20s and experiencing temple or crown shedding, even though it’s stressful, hair transplant isn’t the best solution. In such case, you may take other treatment like medication or therapy. Consult your doctor to determine your hair loss problem and best treatment for it. You can contact us page for more information. Before and after photos you can see the following page. >

Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu


Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu

Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu is pioneer MD for Hair transplant procedures in Turkey. He is the one of the first doctor who established his own clinic and applied FUT Technique in 1996-1997. After a year in 1998, he practiced in and became a member of International Society5 of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).

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