If you’ve previously had a hair transplant surgery that yielded less than natural-looking results or other problems, you aren’t alone.

We see a number of patients who’ve suffered a negative hair transplant experience in the past and who are seeking help they can trust.

Corrective hair restoration, or revision hair transplant surgery, is a procedure for patients who are unhappy with the results of an initial procedure or have experienced some type of complication form the previous surgery that needs to be addressed.

Below are some the major problems patients often experience, why this happens and what can be done:

The Why

Many of the problems encountered today result from procedures that were routinely performed before the use of small grafts and the latest technologies were available.

The older methods, now generally considered to be outdated, have yielded less than ideal outcomes for many patients.

Hair transplant techniques have advanced lightyears and are significantly more precise which allows for truly natural-looking results.

The use of very small grafts and follicular units, eliminates many of the more obvious problems associated with the older procedures.

Unfortunately, however, patients can also still experience different types of problems with a hair restoration surgery that is poorly planned or improperly executed. Errors in surgical decisions, poor aesthetic judgments, and performing procedures on patients who are not good candidates for hair transplantation, remain potential factors.

The Problems

Major cosmetic problems that can result from a poorly performed hair restoration surgery generally fall into the following categories:

  • Grafts that are too large or “pluggy”
  • An unnaturally designed hairline
  • Hair placed in the wrong direction
  • Attempted coverage areas that are unrealistic
  • Scarring in the recipient or donor area
  • Ridging
  • Low or depleted donor supply

The Help (Repair Procedures)

The first step of a corrective hair transplant is to determine what is wrong and then, what can be done to correct the transplant.

In some instances, problems such as larger plugs or poorly placed grafts can be easily addressed by covering them with better grafts—a process known as “de-emphasis grafting.”

Sometimes grafts may simply be poorly or unnaturally positioned in an area like the forehead where there should only be naked scalp. In such cases, the grafts can be removed or relocated to a different area in the scalp.

It’s not uncommon for patients to have multiple issues they wish to fix and some may be more easily addressed than others. Fortunately, there are many approaches that can help improve the appearance or camouflage problem areas.

It’s important to understand the options available to you, what the process entails, and the results you can realistically expect to achieve.

Often, a corrective hair transplant requires extensive judgment and experience to create an artful, thoughtful treatment plan that offers the best solution for you.

The experience and skill of the surgeon, of course, is critical. That’s why so many patients put their trust in Ohio Hair Restoration.

If you’re dissatisfied with the outcome of past a hair replacement surgery, you don’t have to live with an inferior job.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We’ll help evaluate your concerns and discuss the best options for your unique case. Together, we’ll develop a treatment plan that can set you on the course to feel confident in your hair again.