Know What to Expect for the Operation
The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic. Most patients are very relaxed when the grafts are removed and have even said that it actually feels like a day at the spa. Some are so relaxed that they fall asleep, while others listen to music or catch up on emails. Once the follicles have been extracted, sites will be made for the harvested grafts to be placed for the patient’s new hairline. The sites need to be made in such a way that they follow the natural angle of the patient’s existing hair. This is where skill and experience really matter. Dr. Torgerson is a facial cosmetic surgeon and an expert/artist at being able to create a new hairline that looks as natural as possible while blending perfectly with your existing hair.
Get a Realistic Number of Grafts Transplanted
We always recommend that patients limit their hair transplant procedures to around 2,000 grafts. We limit this amount, because anything over 2,000 to 2,500 grafts is considered a mega-session and the success rate of the procedure will start to go down after that. Any patients who have had a 4,000+ hair transplant have actually wasted close to 40% of their available grafts because the chances of any more than 60% of them growing are very slim.