About Hair Restoration
Balding and hair loss affects millions of men and women, with 85% of men suffering from hair loss by the age of 50 and 40% of women experiencing hair thinning. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Suzman, at WESTMED Group in Westchester County, NY is able to offer a variety of options for those seeking to restore their hairline and overall volume, as well as help with thinning hair and loss of facial hair. For example, there are surgical options available that involve transplanting the hair from unaffected areas to cover the balding regions, such as the renowned NeoGraft system, a type of follicular unit micro-grafting (FUE). Dr. Suzman can recommend the best treatment method for each patient during a private consultation based on their needs and goals.
WESTMED Group and Dr. Suzman utilize the most advanced micrografting technology to individually transplant hair from the back of the head to thinning areas on the top and front of the head. The microscopic hair follicles grow in gradually over a few months. The treatment is effective for both men and women.
- Men can benefit from this procedure to fill in receding hair lines, balding areas on the scalp, and attain facial enhancements such as the beard or mustache.
- Women who suffer from hair thinning or hair pulling may be candidates for this technique to help fill in sparse areas on the top of the scalp, as well as reshape and fill in the eyebrows and create new eyelashes.
During FUE, we transplant individual follicles, not plugs or strips, so there is no linear scar or incision and the results are as natural as possible. The procedure is done awake with local anesthesia. The advances in hair transplantation procedure technology over the past few years have been truly remarkable. Thousands of patients have benefited from NeoGraft follicular unit hair extraction, providing some of the most natural-looking, long-lasting solutions for those who are balding, have thinning hair, distinct hair loss, or facial hair loss. NeoGraft follicular unit extraction and implantation is a method by which hair follicles are extracted and redistributed in a manner which duplicates how hairs naturally grow from the scalp.
"What an amazing doctor. I had a breast lift done- not only was he an incredible surgeon, but his post-operative care has been amazing. Always responsive, concerned about my well-being, and just a great doctor and person. His staff is also fantastic."- J. / Healthgrades / Oct 14, 2017
"30, Rhinoplasty for Bump on Nose - Amazing, amazing doctor. Has excellent bedside manner. Very reassuring and calm. Excellent staff as well."- G. / RealSelf / Sep 10, 2017
"Dr. Michael Suzman did an "awesome" job which exceeded my expectations, something I believe he has a reputation of doing with his patients. His presence speaks volumes, you know you are in the presence of a surgeon that has character, highly experienced, professional, safe, caring and understanding. Dr. Michael Suzman walks in the spirit of excellency and has a passion to help, give and do his very best. He truly is and outstanding and exceptional surgeon that has a warm and pleasant disposition so you feel very comfortable interacting with him. I highly and wholeheartedly recommend Dr.Michael Suzman and wonderful staff at WESTMED!"- E.B. / Yelp / May 17, 2017
"Without a doubt, I would personally recommend Dr Suzman to those I love and I have personally been fortunate enough to have procedures performed by him and returning to him again. He is so humble, very knowledgeable and truly gifted as a surgeon."- J. / Healthgrades / Jul 28, 2017
"Dr Suzman is an excellent surgeon. I've had rhinoplasty with septoplasty and upper blepharoplasty performed by him. Both procedures had an excellent outcome with minimal discomfort and aesthetically, both were very pleasing and natural looking. I needed no pain medication afterwards in the days that followed in recovery. Without a single hesitation, I recommend Dr Suzman and his team 100%. He is so humble , precise, knowledgeable and excellent in the procedures that he performs. Thank you, Dr Suzman, JH."- O. / Google / Jul 17, 2017
What to Expect
Most hair transplant procedures are performed on an out-patient basis, using local or twilight anesthesia. Patients comfortably relax, watch DVDs, listen to music or nap during their procedure, which takes several hours to complete. Follicular unit micro-grafting is a procedure during where literally thousands of follicles are redistributed into the thinning or balding areas. Each micro-graft contains a single follicular unit consisting of 1-3 (or rarely, 4) hair follicles. Follicular unit grafts are then carefully implanted into the bald or thinning recipient areas. Meticulous artistic and technical skill is required to design an appropriate hairline, as well as ensure the appropriate angle, orientation, and position of each transplanted hair. Follicular unit micro-grafting creates a result that looks and feels as natural as possible.
After the Procedure
Most people do not have any significant discomfort after the NeoGraft procedure. Some itching and swelling does occur, so we recommend patients take a few days to rest and recover. With NeoGraft follicular unit hair extraction, you can resume normal activities in just a few days, unlike the strip excision method which could take weeks. Crusting and scabbing of the transplanted areas last about a week. A portion of the back of the scalp is shaved, and it can take a few weeks to grow in. Patients with longer hair can usually hide this donor area nicely.
Patients with a very short haircut usually have the donor area grow in by 2 weeks. The transplanted hair falls out in about 2 - 3 weeks and generally begins to grow again in about three months. This means that the hair restoration occurs naturally and gradually. Many patients require more than one session of hair transplantation, and most will require some replacement again in the future as they continue to age. For patients with more significant balding, they may require a procedure every 6-12 months for 2-3 procedures. Others may just require small touch-up treatments in the years to come if they continue to lose hair in the untreated sections.
Plan Your Procedure
Restore Your Hairline
If you are suffering from balding or hair loss that results in insecurity, then a hair grafting procedure like NeoGrafting can yield transformational results. We encourage you to take your hair restoration journey to the next step by calling our Westchester County office and scheduling a consultation.