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This method ensures your newly transplanted hairs are permanent.
Athena doesn’t recommend hair transplant to every patient undergoing hair loss. We consider several factors such as:
Best way to find out if you are a good candidate and if hair transplant can really work for you is to send/whatsapp us some pictures, a little medical and hair loss history and your expectations. Alternatively, you can also drop by our Chandigarh clinic or call us for a Free Consultation at +91-98721-45466 or 0172-5084614.
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At Athena HairNow, we take great care of each and every step of the hair transplant surgery. Pre-Surgery, during Surgery and Post-Surgery are given equal importance. Pre-Surgery and Surgery steps are detailed below.
We recommend the patient takes a light breakfast the morning of the surgery. A typical surgery lasts about 10 hours, so the patient is requested to come around 8 am in the morning. Transplant procedures are done on outpatient basis and no hospitalization is required.
Patient is requested to change into surgery clothes and the area is prepared. Local anaesthesia is given which lasts about 5 hours. Patients do not feel any pain whatsoever; they generally fall asleep or read magazines and listen to music while the surgery is performed.
Pre-surgery photos are taken so that post-surgery results are rightly evaluated.
The hairline as desired by patient and as suggested by doctor (depending on various factors) is designed. Patient is seated on a comfortable, reclining OT bed in upside down position. The hair is trimmed (wherever required) and donor and recipient area is thoroughly cleaned with antiseptic. The surgeon then prepares the punch tool to extract each follicle individually from the donor area as shown in the diagram above. Each unit is extracted by hand and placed in a petri dish with a special saline liquid essential for survival of extracted follicles. The grafts are inspected using stereoscopic dissecting microscopes and are cleaned and stored.
After all the extraction, patient is given a break. You will be able to walk around, stretch your legs and use the washroom. Lunch from selection of local restaurants will be provided.
One of the technicians will prepare the OT for second phase of the surgery.
Recipient sites are created using lateral-slit technique, pioneered by Dr. Harmandeep Sidhu. This is the only technique that mimics the natural distribution and alignment of hair. The surgeon implants the extracted follicles in the recipient area. The extracted follicles are then carefuly inserted in the created incisions in the recipient site.
After the hair transplant procedure is complete, you will be provided a post-operative care package. This includes medications, special instructions and other things to make sure your post-operative period goes as smoothly as possible. You will be provided a hotline number of one of our technicians whom you can call anytime in case of any questions or concerns.