Neograft 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 and Greenwich CT, is able to offer options for those seeking to restore their hairline and overall volume, as well as help with thinning hair and loss of eyebrow hair. The most common surgical options available 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.
"I never had surgery before, so I was extremely nervous to have a breast reduction. I was also worried about my recovery. Dr Suzman, Heather, and the rest of the staff were extremely caring and assured me everything was going to be ok. Everything wasn’t just ok it was amazing! My reduction was everything I wanted and more and I was able to recover quickly and enjoy the rest of my summer! I highly recommend Dr Suzman for he has forever changed my life for the better. Thank you!?"- D.J. / Facebook / Jan 10, 2018
"Young 50's Woman for TT, Lipo and Facial Fat Transfer - Harrison, NY - Dr Suzman is a true professional and talented surgeon, from the beginning was honest what I should expect, I even got some hand holding when needed with all my questions and concerns. I highly recommend and am thrilled with my results. Also, the outpatient facility staff was incredible, caring and on top of their game, I felt very cared for by the Dr, Heather, the anesthiologist and the staff at surgery center.Unfortunately, the one turn off was the payment staff miscommunicated with me regarding Care Credit options and failed to assist when i realized what she signed me up for. I did not care for the poor follow up and this has tainted my view of my experience. Otherwise 5 STARS ."- T. / RealSelf / Feb 12, 2018
"Dr. Suzman is the best, I am so greatful he did my breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. Thank you very much."- G.R. / Facebook / Jan 16, 2018
"Doctor Suzman closed after my Mohs surgery. The surgery was in a sensitive area, on my nostril. Dr. Suzman and his team did a great job of fixing the wound and after only 1 month, it's hardly noticable. Amazing. I'm very happy to say the least."- D.K. / Google / Jan 14, 2018
"I researched my surgery and doctors for years. Once I consulted with Dr Suzman, I made my decision the same day to move ahead with the procedure. Dr Suzman and his team are incredibly amazing. They are expert and informative and professional, with a sensitivity and understanding to the patient’s needs. I am thrilled with the life changing results!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Oct 16, 2017
What to Expect
Our NeoGraft hair transplant procedures are performed on an out-patient basis, using local or oral sedation anesthesia. Patients comfortably relax, watch videos, 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 or Greenwich CT office and scheduling a consultation.