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The Complete Guide To Hair Transplants

Knowing what to expect on the day of your hair transplant is important as it can prevent you from worrying and help you to stay calm during the procedure.

Before the Procedure

  • You will be spending a long time at the clinic during your hair transplant it is important to ensure you bring everything you’ll need and to leave the whole day free if possible.
  • You should wear loose, comfortable clothes with wide necks or buttons so that they will be easy to remove without touching your head at the end of the day.

The Hair Transplant Procedure

  • Hair transplants are usually performed with just a local anesthetic in the donor and recipient areas. The anesthetic will numb these areas so that you don’t feel anything during the procedure, but you will remain awake throughout the hair transplant.
  • In some cases, the doctor may recommend a sedative to help you to relax during certain procedures such as an eyebrow transplant. If you are sedated then you will doze through most of the procedure. If you are awake then you will be able to talk to the doctor, read, use your phone or listen to music to pass the time.
  • Once the local anesthetic has taken effect, the procedure will begin. Depending on the type of hair transplant that is being performed, the doctor will either take a strip of hair from the back of the head or remove individual follicular units from the donor area. A needle will be used to make incisions in the recipient area and the donor follicles will be implanted.

How Long Will It Take?

  • The length of the procedure will depend on the technique being used and the number of follicles that need to be transplanted.
  • A hair transplant can take several hours, but the doctor will inform you of the expected duration when you arrange the procedure so that you know how long you will be at the clinic.
  • In some cases you may need multiple treatment sessions to cover the entire area. You will be able to take a bathroom break or get up to move around a little if you need to during a long treatment session.

After the Hair Transplant

  • When the hair transplant is complete, you will be able to go home as soon as you feel ready. You may experience some discomfort or tightness, but this should start to go away within a couple of hours.
  • Some swelling and redness is normal for a few days and there will be a scab along your hairline at the back of your head if you had the FUT procedure.
  • You will need to keep your head dry until the surgical incision heals and your doctor will provide detailed aftercare instructions.
  • You should be able to go about most of your usual activities right away, but you may want to take some time off to recover especially if you feel self-conscious while you are healing.

If you have any questions about what to expect then you should get in touch or ask your doctor when you arrive at the clinic.


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  • review rating 5  I been there i did my hair transplant .amazing services ..they way they talk the way they treat specially moh .amanda and outstanding doctor hala and clair such amazing people i seen ever i personally recommended every one for hair transplant .fantastic services 😘😘👍👍👍👍

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  • review rating 5  First Class Personalised Treatment from start to finish. Made to feel extremely comfortable throughout the whole process, and I am certain that the results of my hair transplant will meet the high expectations BMC expects. Look nowhere else if you want a world class Hair Transplant.

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  • review rating 5  ★★★★★ Fantastic Service from Dr Hala and the whole BMC team. it is obvious that they are at the top of their profession. I hate consultations normally as I’m not good with being under pressure, but this one was by far the best I have ever had. They put me at ease straight away and explained everything in detail Completely relaxed environment. Amazingly professional and friendly. This is now where I will come to for all my needs. happy to have found it. Hospitality is unreal. I just wanted to say thank you for being so accommodating. A really slick service and makes it worth travelling for. Thank you.

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  • review rating 5  Lovely doctor called Dr Ha who is so friendly and caring. Everything was explained in detail and with honesty. The price offered was very competitive and no need to travel abroad anymore as I got the price I wanted in the UK. Medical surgery fees are so overcharged in the UK and this ultimately leaves patients with no option but to travel abroad and have surgery however this always comes with a risk. Looking forward to the surgery now !! 100% recommend BMC esp those who are considering surgery abroad.

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    thumb Julia Khalil
  • review rating 5  had a comfortable time, relaxing and professional and great after care looking forward to seeing the results fully recomend

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  • review rating 5  Thanks bmc can’t wait to have my surgery in dubai… Had my consult in the UK. Deifnately better and safer option than Turkey and I can also enjoy a good proper holiday. My own brother went turkey and had I won’t say a fantastic result but I guess you get what you pay for. Thanks Mo for the consult you explained everything well and in detail and the surgeon.. Looking forward for this Transplant now!!😀

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  • review rating 5  Fantastic clinic with state of the art facilities in high St Kensington. Consultation was really good as I got to meet surgeon on the day also. I even spoke to patients who have had their surgery with BMC and that was very assuring. The price I was given was extremely competitive. I’m so glad I found BMC and have avoided travelling abroad for surgery as that can be a hit and miss. Can’t wait for my surgery!!! Thank you BMC and all their staff esp Mo the patient coordinator.

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  • review rating 5  The team at beyond medical center were great during my surgery last week, they made what could be a very daunting day surprisingly relaxing. I’m looking forward to seeing results now. Thanks mo and the team.

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  • review rating 5  Hey i thought to share my experience I have had fue surgery at bmc london. I am very pleased with the quality of my surgery and the price i was offered. Only a few clinics offer afro hair fue and bmc have the best techs in the UK. I am so happy with my result Mo was the best . He did my consult and provided me with the best service even during out of ours when he was responsive to my questions. He was very knowledgeable and knows the hair industry inside out. Anyone thinking about a hair surgery please look no further than beyond med center. Dr hala and the team are best.

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