What is Beard Transplant?

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Especially with the new perception of beauty implying that bearded men attract more attention, men have begun to grow beards. However, some men cannot grow a beard due to genetic factors or facial burns. For this reason, we come across an aesthetic solution. The most common of these solutions are; beard transplant or also known as beard implant.

Beard transplant procedure; As in all other hair transplantation procedures, it is performed by removing hair from a part of the body (donor area) and implanting it in another part of the body (recipient area). In the case of Beard implants, donor hairs can be placed on the cheeks, chin or neck. Thanks to its high success rate, it is really practiced all over the world.

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What is a procedure for beard tranplant?

Beard surgery stages are frequently asked for those who want transplant. Before starting the Beard transplant procedure, the person is examined. Then, the area from which hair follicles will be taken is determined and the number of grafts (in medical language, it is the general name given to the tissues to be transplanted to another part of the body) is calculated.

Before the procedure, a blood sample is taken and necessary tests are applied. Local anesthesia is applied to the person for the painless procedure. Hair follicles are collected from the donor area with the necessary tools. The organ is then kept in the transplant solution so that there is no lost tissue. The collected grafts are transplanted into the beardless or sparse beard area according to the beard surgery type you choose. After the procedure, rapid healing is achieved and there is no scar.

How long does it take to recover from beard transplant?

The technique your doctor uses for the Beard transplant will greatly affect your recovery. There are two types of beard hair transplant known as FUE technique (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT/ (Follicular Unit Transplantation).
These two techniques typically describe methods of removing hair from the donor area. After the follicles are removed, the surgeon creates tiny incisions in the areas where new beard growth is desired.

Hair follicles are placed at right angles to give the effect of natural appearance. After the roots settle in their new places, they will function normally and form the patient’s beard over time. If we compare the two techniques for the healing process:

FUE Technique

FUE technique is currently the most used method for both hair and beard transplantation. It requires less surgery than the old FUT method and involves removing small groups of hair follicles one by one. Most surgeons use a “staple” tool to smoothly remove each group of follicles.

By using the FUE method, patients can achieve their goals with almost no visible scarring. Removal results in a series of small invisible circular scars. Healing is very easy after this procedure. Most people can return to their daily activities shortly after the procedure. Since the incisions are very small, they heal very quickly.

FUT Technique

FUT surgery is a more traditional method, but in recent years it has fallen out of favor with the replacement of the new FUE technique. During a FUT procedure, the surgeon removes a strip of hair follicle tissue. This strip of tissue contains multiple hair follicles that can then be separated and used to restore facial hair. It is the scar caused by the fact that the FUT technique is less popular.

Although Fue is highly preferred, it may be suitable for men who want a full beard and need a large number of grafts. FUT is often the best choice for high volume transplants.

Recovery after FUT is longer than after FUE. During the procedure, you will have stitches that need to be removed after about 10 days. Activities may be restricted for the first few weeks.

Facial hair transplant does not require general anesthesia. Patients are typically given local anesthesia to relieve pain in both the donor and recipient area, and sedatives to keep them calm and comfortable throughout the entire procedure.

Although the time may be longer according to the transactions, in general terms; Your beard area will itch at first, and after a few days you’ll probably start to feel better. You may start to notice small crusts around the transplanted beards. This indicates that healing has taken place. You should avoid washing your face though. Additionally, you should avoid strenuous activities and anything that can make you sweat.

After 5 days, you can finally wash your face with soap and water. Be very gentle and use warm water. Dry your skin; never rub the grafts. At the end of the 7th day, all crusting goes away. After 10 days you are allowed to shave. If you have had a FUT procedure, your stitches will be removed at this time. After about two weeks, the transplanted beards will begin to fall out. This happens because of the shock of the hair follicles, but new ones grow immediately and become permanent.

How is a beard transplant done?

It is a method that can be applied to men who have lost a beard or mustache, or who have a deficiency or irregular appearance in a certain area. Mustache transplant and beard transplant procedures begin with a doctor’s examination, as in all other transplant operations.

There are two important points during this examination. First, the need for the area to be transplanted is determined, and secondly, how many grafts can be taken from the donor area is evaluated. The operation consists of three main parts. First, it takes the form of taking the roots from the donor area-separating-channel opening and planting the roots.
If we talk about FUE:

  • The area where the beard will be planted is disinfected. In addition, local anesthesia is applied for less pain. The preparation stage is the stage that determines the comfort of the operation.
  • Hair follicles are collected with cylindrical needles rotating at low speed, called micro motor. The path followed at this stage affects the success of planting.
  • Hair follicles taken with the FUE method are planted in the mustache, beard and sideburn areas. This process should be done by a professional and experienced team. The angle of the plantings in the face area is very important.

In general, a light beard appearance is obtained when 500 to 1,000 grafts are transplanted into someone who has no mustache. In Beard hair transplant, 1,000 to 2,500 grafts are usually sufficient. There are points to be considered after Beard implants. In order to have a healthy appearance, the process after the operation is at least as important as the operation. If your doctor’s recommendations are followed in the post-operative period under the control of the doctor, you will not experience a negative situation.

At the same time, a new technique has recently come to the fore:

DHI technique. DHI transplantation is one of the new generation beard implant methods. It stands for direct hair/beard transplantation. In transplantations performed with the DHI technique, the grafts are placed in the opened channels in a short time. Although it may seem different from other planting techniques, planting is performed with the same principle. However, since the margin of error is less by using more technological devices, the rate of new hair growth, that is, the success of the operation, is much higher than the others.

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What is a beard transplant before and after?

Beard implants before and after is generally referred to by doctors as presenting successful results to you, the patient candidates. There are significant and successful results between Beard implants before and after. These results are fully understood after 1 year in real terms.

What is a beard transplant benefit?

Beard hair transplant does not require a long recovery period, you will notice some redness and slight swelling after the procedure, but it will disappear in the following days. Beard transplant has no other side effects apart from these minor symptoms.

Facial hair transplant is considered a permanent solution.

The whole process is completed within 5 hours. You can leave right after the procedure, after which you need to rest at your home/hotel for a few days.

After the procedure, you can naturally grow your beard and shape it as you wish.

How long do beard transplant last?

Beard transplant has no limited duration except in extreme conditions (burn, injury). It is a completely permanent operation.

How much does a full beard transplant cost?

Beard transplant costs start at $1,500 and can go up to $7,000. The reasons for the change can be exemplified as follows; The price of beard surgery in the USA, and England is 1.5-3 times more than in Turkey. This is because medical services are more expensive. For this reason, patients go to other countries by turning to cheap options. The country where this orientation takes the lead is Turkey. It is quite affordable, with prices averaging $3k.

With the participation of your hotel, flight tickets and transportation, the price is $ 4.5k, which is also quite affordable. If you have such an opinion, you can get online consulting service from medical tourism agencies.

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Are beard transplants worth it?

Because of the post-procedure satisfaction of many patients, the images of beard implants before and after, and the fact that they are permanent, the procedure is completely worth having.

How painful is beard transplant?

Beard hair transplant is a painless method, except for the FUT technique, where anesthesia is applied. Patients are given sedatives or local anesthesia only to relieve tension.

Can I shave after beard transplant?

It is not recommended to shave for at least 10 days after Beard surgery. You need to be very gentle with your first shaves, as your face may be sensitive or swollen at first. You should generally avoid touching or shaving the area for the first few weeks in order not to adversely affect the planted follicles.

What are the side effects of beard transplant?

Some side effects, although not very severe, are as follows:

  • Swelling and redness are the most common side effects. Your face may swell after surgery.
  • A slight numbness of the face or some tension on the skin may be felt. These side effects are not important as they will continue for a short time after the surgery.
  • Finally, scarring can be another potential side effect. Of course, if you choose methods such as FUE, this side effect is not in question.

Do I have to shave before a beard transplant?

In Beard hair implant, it is necessary to shave in order to get the grafts. In this way, shaving before the procedure usually makes the planting process easier and more efficient.

It seems that facial hair transplant has become a very popular aesthetic procedure among men in recent years. Especially thanks to the modern world, this process is done a lot. This process, where satisfaction is high, is especially revealed in the before and after comparisons of beard implants. In this way, the interest in processing is increasing day by day. Especially in recent years, it has gained the methods that do not require surgical procedures and cause almost no scarring.

In this way, you can reach bushy beards without knowing that you have undergone the procedure. Moreover, the procedure will accompany you until the end of your life, thanks to the fact that you fully realize the post-planting considerations and choose a good doctor.

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