Hairline Reconstruction Surgery
Introduction to Hairline Reconstruction
Hairline reconstruction is a surgical procedure that allows a person to have their frontal hairline advanced, depending on variables such as pre-operative hairline height, patient preference and scalp laxity.
The hairline is the most visible and noticeable part of an individual’s head. In the late 30s, men are usually susceptible to suffering hair loss from the frontal hairline. Hairline placement requirements vary from person to person depending upon the size of the face and forehead. Hair loss from the frontal hairline may be hereditary or induced by lifestyle. However, most people are prone to have this problem after turning 30.
In the 40s, the hair loss may progress and make the frontal hairline even less dense. Therefore, early hair reconstruction is needed to tackle this issue.
How is the Height of the Headline determined?
Determining the Height of the Headline
The frontal headline height can be determined in numerous ways:
- It can be placed about seven to eight centimeters or three inches over the eyebrows.
- The hairline may be drawn four fingers over the eyebrows.
- It may be placed two fingers over the highest eyebrow wrinkle.
The lateral hairline can be placed in line with the exterior of the individual’s eye called the lateral canthus. A universal belief in frontal hairline placement is that the adult hairline is somewhat higher than the adolescent hairline. A natural appearance and proper angle of implantation on the frontal hairline play a significant role in the looks of the patient.
What are the Techniques and Procedures used for Hairline Reconstruction?
To create an aesthetically pleasing artistic hairline your doctor will discuss and ask your opinion to draw a new hairline that will be most suitable for your face. The surgeon has to mimic the natural hairline shapes (temporal points, widow’s peaks/tufts, lateral humps, wavy and feathery hairlines, etc.) and alter the shape and contour of the hairline according to the patient’s face, age and desired result.
Special care must be given to the orientation, angulation and position of each graft in order to achieve results that look natural. The best technique to place a hairline is to measure the distance between the nose and eyes and the same distance must be kept between the headline and eyebrows. This will keep the reconstruction and the appearance balanced.
Following are the hair transplant techniques used for hairline reconstruction:
Follicular unit extraction (FUE)
This technique was previously termed Follicular Unit Extraction and was published in 2002 by Dr. Bernstein and Dr. Rassman. This technique involves the extraction of individual follicular units (FU) or follicles from the donor area and implantation in the recipient area. It established the use of a small, circular punch which aided in the incision of the skin and separation of surrounding tissue from the graft. This technique gained popularity in the next few years after facing initial criticism like any other.
In the year 2018, the term ‘extraction’ was replaced by ‘excision’ in an attempt to emphasize the minimal yet invasive nature of the procedure and to avoid misleading patients.
Steps of FUE:
- Extraction of required follicular units or follicles from the donor area and placement in a holding solution.
- Implantation of the grafts in the recipient area with the help of implanters or forceps.
Advantage of DHT/FUE over FUT-
- Avoidance of linear scar
- Faster healing time
- The technique of choice in decreased scalp laxity
What are the reasons of choosing Eugenix for reconstructing the hair line?
We make the best hairline that gives your face a wider, rounder look is considered a more attractive hairline. Hair lines such as low hair lines, medium hair lines or bell forms are considered attractive by many people. Even a layman knows that to draw the best possible result of a hair transplant, one has to draw an impeccable natural hairline. Our founders, Dr. Pradeep Sethi and Dr. Arika Bansal are well known for creating the best possible hairlines for patients. They produce results naturally so that even closed ones cannot figure out if you have gone through any hair job. We have been so phenomenal in hairline designs that every team member of ours knows that the hairline cannot be filled with doubles, triples, or quadruples of hair. The hairline zone has to be given different attention while performing a hair transplant, about which our experts are very well acquainted. We use a customized approach and draw unique hair lines as per the requirement of each unique face.