Hair reconstruction requires a specific assessment of the problem in order to find the most appropriate therapeutic option for each particular case.
Clínica Sanza in Barcelona, is a reference center in the treatment of hair reconstruction.
WHERE DO WE PERFORM THE OPERATIONS?
At Clínica Sanza we rely on the Sagrat Cor Hospital, part of the Quirónsalud group, to perform our surgical procedures.
Its prestige, facilities, medical and sanitary personnel, as well as its technology endorse it.
People who present a dysfunction or malformation due to genetic or traumatic causes such as tumors, accidents, scars…
Sometimes, the affected area may be very extensive and require the placement of a scalp expander. This consists of placing a prosthesis with a valve under the healthy scalp. After a week, serum is injected through the valve and the prosthesis, and with it the scalp, expands until it has enough extension to, in a second stage, perform the scalp lifting and cover the alopecic area with healthy hair.
DURATION OF THE INTERVENTION
- 2 to 3 hours per procedure (sometimes more than one operation is required).
- Evaluation of the area to determine the adequacy of the treatment.
- Follow specific guidelines determined by the doctor
- CBC and tests on cardiac and respiratory status
- Local and sedation
- Ambulatory or 24 h admission
- Bandage required from 24 to 48 h
- Medication if required
- Mandatory check-ups after a few days, a few weeks and a few months, according to prescription
- The hair can be washed after 3 days.
- Normal life after 3 days without sweating or doing sports for one month
- Do not wear a hat, cap…, or any object that presses the suture area for 3 days after the operation; after this time it can be used if desired.
- Very rewarding
- Immediate (the next day you can see the affected area filled with hair)
- If two operations are required, you should wait between 3 and 6 months to perform the second operation and see the definitive result.
- Improvement of the patient’s psychological profile and self-esteem.
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
LEVEL OF RISK
- Risks inherent to the procedure: visible scarring that needs to be touched up
- Risks of any operation: bleeding, infection, impaired healing
Whatever your case may be, do not hesitate to contact us.
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Frequently asked questions about hair reconstruction surgery
What does hair reconstruction refer to?
In hair reconstruction we group the whole series of surgical procedures aimed at repairing, minimizing and solving the sequelae caused by accidents, burns, tumors, diseases or birth problems that affect the hair area, whether or not involving hair loss.
What procedures are performed in hair reconstruction?
As there are so many possible causes that require a hair reconstruction there are also many possible procedures, in Clinica Sanza we are aware of how important it is to adapt the most correct option for each particular case, however, in general we could mention that in hair reconstruction skin grafts or hair micrografts, tissue rotation (flaps), placement of expanders, resections, etc. can be performed. In each case the purpose is to restore as much functionality and esthetics of the affected area as possible.
What is required to perform a hair reconstruction?
First of all, we must make a clinical assessment of each particular case, so that we can define which is the most appropriate therapeutic option or options for each patient, then we will request the most appropriate studies to prepare the intervention with all the relevant safety margins and if everything is correct, we will schedule the most appropriate procedure or intervention.
Is hospitalization required for hair reconstruction?
As we have already mentioned, there are many possible procedures that can be performed to carry out a hair reconstruction, some more complex than others, although the vast majority of the procedures performed at Clínica Sanza are ambulatory, can be performed under local anesthesia or in some cases with mild sedation, and in most cases recovery is simple and quick and does not normally require hospitalization.
How can I know if there is a solution for my particular case?
The best way is to request a visit to make a personal evaluation of the patient, although in some cases (especially many patients who request information from other cities in the country or abroad) it is possible to communicate with us at Clínica Sanza by email or even WhatsApp and see photos or videos and be able to give you an assessment very similar to a face-to-face consultation.
What is the procedure for performing a scalp lift?
The scalp lift is an outpatient procedure, i.e. does not require hospitalization, is performed under local anesthesia and mild sedation, can last between 1 to 2 hours depending on the extent, the removal of stitches is carried out 10 to 15 days after the intervention. We peel off the capillary zone and advance it to cover the alopecic or hairless area.
Why do some people believe that the scalp lift is in disuse?
Lack of information and the emergence of certain trends give rise to this erroneous opinion. The scalp lift is a technique that has been modified over time and in which we use increasingly refined materials and sutures, so that the results are infinitely better than those achieved a few years ago, and although hair micrografting techniques have also improved and are the first choice for certain types of patients, the hair lift remains, alone or in combination with hair grafts, an excellent alternative for specific patient groups.
The disadvantage is that it must be performed in the operating room and the price is higher than the grafts, but the result is better to get more hair density than can be achieved with micro grafts, either with the technique of FUE or FUS.