Reclaim a Full Head of Hair for Good

If you're noticing your hair falling out (shedding), a bald spot forming on your head, or your hairline receding, you might be grappling daily with the decision between wearing a hat or shaving your head completely. Hair loss can make you feel less confident and less like yourself. Higdon Plastic Surgery’s comprehensive hair restoration program, led by Dr. Kye Higdon, offers a distinguished approach to hair restoration. His extensive experience and training under Dr. Jack Fisher, a renowned hair transplant surgeon, uniquely positions him to deliver exceptional results. With a focus on advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques, including follicular unit excision (FUE) with NeoGraft and platelet-rich plasma (PRP), our practice ensures personalized solutions for each patient's unique hair restoration journey so you can reclaim a full head of hair that lasts.

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What Is Surgical Hair Restoration?

Surgical hair restoration, also known as hair transplantation, is designed to address hair loss and balding by transplanting healthy hair follicles from one area of the scalp (known as the donor site) to areas where hair is thinning or absent (recipient site). This procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia. It involves the extraction of individual hair follicles from the donor area, usually at the back or sides of the head, using techniques like follicular unit extraction (FUE) or follicular unit transplantation (FUT).  Dr. Higdon uses the NeoGraft advanced hair system to extract hair follicle micrografts for his preferred FUE technique. The extracted follicles are then meticulously implanted into the recipient area to achieve natural-looking results. The NeoGraft enables Dr. Higdon to offer a minimally invasive approach to hair restoration in his practice, maximizing your recovery by minimizing the effect of the donor site for your hair restoration surgery. Surgical hair restoration offers a long-term solution for individuals experiencing hair loss, helping to restore confidence and improve self-esteem.

The Benefits of Surgical Hair Restoration

Surgical hair restoration by Dr. Kye Higdon at Higdon Plastic Surgery in Franklin, TN, offers natural-looking results that seamlessly blend with existing hair, along with many other benefits, which include the following:

Permanent Solution

The procedure offers a permanent solution to hair loss, eliminating the need for ongoing treatments.

Improved Self-esteem

By restoring a full head of hair, surgical hair restoration can significantly improve self-esteem and confidence.

Customized Treatment Plans

Patients receive customized treatment plans tailored to their needs and aesthetic goals.

Minimally Invasive Procedures

The procedures are minimally invasive with relatively short recovery times.

Youthful Appearance

Surgical hair restoration helps restore a youthful and fuller head of hair, enhancing overall appearance.

Freedom to Style Hair

Patients can style their hair freely without worrying about bald spots or thinning areas, increasing confidence in their appearance.

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Is Surgical Hair Restoration Right for Me?

Hair transplantation in Nashville & Franklin, TN at Higdon Plastic Surgery may be suitable for individuals experiencing hair loss, thinning hair, receding hairlines, or bald spots who desire a permanent solution to their concerns. If you're noticing significant hair loss, a receding hairline, or thinning patches and feel self-conscious or less confident, surgical hair restoration could be a viable option. If surgical hair restoration seems to be the right fit for your needs, the first step is to schedule a consultation at Higdon Plastic Surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Higdon will carefully assess your scalp and hair anatomy, discuss your aesthetic goals, and review various treatment options to determine the most suitable approach to address your hair loss.

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What to Expect The Surgical Hair Restoration Procedure

At Higdon Plastic Surgery, we offer several advanced surgical hair restoration techniques to address hair loss concerns. One of our primary methods is follicular unit excision (FUE) using the NeoGraft system, a minimally invasive hair transplant procedure. With FUE, we meticulously extract individual follicular units containing one to four hair follicles from the donor area of the scalp, typically located at the back or sides of the head. These hair follicle micrografts are then precisely placed into the recipient areas of the scalp where hair loss or thinning has occurred, using loupe magnification to ensure accuracy.

This approach results in natural-looking hair growth without the telltale linear scar associated with traditional strip hair transplants. For patients who may require it, we also offer follicular unit transplant (FUT), also known as strip hair transplant, which involves removing a strip of tissue from the donor area and dissecting it into individual follicular units for transplantation. Additionally, we provide platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich plasma with fibrin (PRF) treatments for hair restoration in patients with thinning hair. These advanced techniques and our commitment to safe and reliable outcomes ensure you can receive the best possible results for your individual needs.

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Surgical Hair Restoration Recovery

Following surgical hair restoration, the recovery process is typically straightforward, with most patients experiencing minimal discomfort and downtime. For procedures such as NeoGraft FUE, where micro grafts of hair follicles are extracted from the donor site on the scalp, patients may notice some swelling in the scalp and occasionally the face, which typically subsides within 2-5 days.

The donor site area usually heals within 7-10 days, with the micro grafts healing within a similar timeframe. It's common for the transplanted hairs to shed within 3-4 weeks after the procedure, marking the beginning of the new hair growth cycle. Patients receive detailed post-operative instructions, including gently cleaning the treated areas and wearing a soft protective hat over the grafting site.

Many individuals can resume work and normal activities within a week. Over the following months, new hair growth becomes noticeable, with final results becoming evident between 12-18 months post-procedure. Dr. Higdon and his team conduct regular follow-up appointments to monitor progress, address concerns, and ensure optimal healing and satisfaction with your results.

Why Choose Higdon Plastic Surgery?

You can trust Dr. Higdon's expertise and extensive experience to guide your hair restoration journey at Higdon Plastic Surgery of the Nashville metropolitan area. Trained by renowned hair transplant surgeon Dr. Jack Fisher, Dr. Higdon brings knowledge and skill to every procedure. As one of the few double board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in hair restoration, Dr. Higdon has undergone rigorous fellowship training endorsed by The Aesthetic Society and has many years in practice and in teaching aesthetic plastic surgery. With advanced techniques like follicular unit excision (FUE) and follicular unit transplant (FUT), as well as cutting-edge treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, Dr. Higdon offers comprehensive solutions for your hair transplant needs in Nashville & Franklin, TN. Trust your journey to Dr. Higdon and experience personalized care and unparalleled expertise. Schedule your consultation with Higdon Plastic Surgery today to take the first step towards restoring your confidence and achieving the full head of hair you deserve.

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