What is a Beard Transplant?
A beard transplant is a cosmetic surgical procedure to transfer your own hair from an area of good growth – such as the back of the head – to your face and jaw where growth is scanty or absent. This surgery offers a permanent solution for the lack of beard hair.
With more and more people knowing about the possibility of beard and mustache reconstruction, many are now undergoing transplants in these areas, and they can have different facial hairstyles. This trend of the growing popularity of facial hair restoration.
For men, beards and mustaches may be grown not only as an accessory but may also reflect a person’s social standing or as a means of representing their beliefs. There are many phases in a man’s life when he may decide to leave his beard to grow out. However, it may sometimes be possible for a man to have a sparse or patchy beard growth which can mean that they are restricted in their facial hair styling.
Ideal Candidate for a Beard Transplant
You may be an ideal candidate for hair loss surgery if you have:
Contraindications for a Beard Transplant
You may not be a candidate for surgical management of hair loss if you:
Preparations of Hair Loss Surgery
Specific instructions will be provided by your surgeon. In general, you should:
What to Expect from a beard Transplant Procedure?
Hair Transplant Surgery: This surgery can be performed under local anesthesia. The two main techniques of hair transplant surgery are:
The surgery can take 1 to 4 hours. A gauze or bandage will be used to cover the treated area for a few days. Multiple surgical sessions may be needed to achieve satisfactory hair fullness.
Recovery after a beard Transplant
You can return home after the effects of sedation have worn off. A bandage will be placed over the treated area that should be kept in place for a day or two. There may be some swelling and discomfort, for which medications may be prescribed. Antibiotics may also be prescribed which should be taken as directed to avoid the risk of infection. You may have to sleep in a semi-upright position for 2-3 days to avoid putting pressure on the treated areas.
Risks Associated with a beard Transplant
A beard transplant is performed using minimally invasive techniques to minimize the risk of complications. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are associated risks that include: