FAQ

Hair Treatment FAQ

1 How long will the hair take to grow after surgery?

The newly transplanted hair begins to grow at around 10 weeks. It is long enough to be groomed in about 6 months and, in most cases, will be fully grown in at one year. In the few months following hair surgery, before the new hair starts to grow, there may be some shedding of your original hair so that the transplanted area may temporarily appear slightly thinner. 

2 Am I a suitable candidate for a hair restorative procedure?

The answer will depend on the cause of your hair loss, your age, the stability of your donor supply, how extensive you hair loss is, your expectations and a number of other important factors that will be taken into account.

3 Which hair restorative procedure suits me?

In general the Follicular Unit Transplantation procedure yields the most donor hair. Therefore, the procedure is best suited for more extensive hair loss and in patients where the main concern is the maximum use of one’s donor supply. The hair is maximised because of the precise nature of stereo-microscopic dissection and the fact that all the hair is harvested from the mid-portion of the permanent zone where the hair is most dense and stable. A limitation of FUT is that it leaves a line scar in the donor area. With normal styling this is easily covered with hair, but it precludes someone from wearing his or her hair very short. The Follicular Unit Extraction method is better suited for individuals who don’t have extensive hair loss. In the case of a candidate having extensive hair loss, multiple procedures maybe required.

4 How long does a hair restoration procedure take to heal?

There is some redness and crusting after the procedure. Some patients experience swelling during the first week after surgery. Hair transplants are usually undetectable after 10 days. Follicular unit grafts are permanent in the scalp after 10 days. 

5 Do I need to cut my hair short to have an FUE procedure?

No, but it helps. If you prefer to keep your hair long and if your donor hair is long enough, harvesting using the FUE can be done by shaving small areas, which can be covered by your other, existing hair. For maximum yield however, a clipped hair cut is recommended in the donor area.

Face Treatment FAQ

1 Can you do maintenance of eyebrows after eyebrow correction?

Eyebrow hair can be lost for many reasons, including traumas to excess threading. Eyebrow hair correction is a surgical hair restorative procedure. Once results have developed, clients will be able to groom their eyebrows to their own desires. However, repeated procedures are required if clients opt for HPT® as opposed to the surgical enhancement.

2 Can you have clean shave after Beard transplant?

Yes, 10 days post-procedure the face maybe shaven. The medical team will give you a timeline of what is to be expected. Furthermore, instructions will be given of what can and can’t be done in a given time period.

3 Why it’s important to wear SPF50 after a facelift?

It is important to apply good sunscreen post facelift, as it will prevent all side effects from the procedure. Firstly, excessive sunlight on fresh, healing scars may cause hyperpigmentation, or darkening of the healing areas. Secondly, excessive sunlight may create increased swelling. Finally, the sun will damage the skin on a long-term basis, creating deeper lines and a more leathery appearance to the skin. 

4 What is involved in rhinoplasty?

The nose can be reshaped and made either larger or smaller. The procedure will take around 2 hours under general anesthetic. Normally the surgeon makes incision inside the nose. On some rhinoplasty surgery they may have to make the incision in the skin between the nostrils. This is called open rhinoplasty surgery and will leave a very fine scar on your nose.

5 What is the recovery time for rhinoplasty?

Your surgeon will give you advice on pre and post-operation instructions. You may have swelling around your eyes and nose up to two weeks. You will be required to wear nasal splint for up to 10 days. The surgeon will give you a post operation consultation and let you know when it is safe for you to return to normal daily activities.

Body Treatment FAQ

1 How long can I expect my abdominoplasty result to last?

Abdominoplasty, carried out by a Body Refiners highly qualified surgeon, usually produces excellent results for patients with weakened abdominal muscles or excess skin. In most cases, the results are long lasting, if you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly.

2 How quickly can I recover from abdominoplasty?

For the first few days, your abdomen will probably be swollen and you’re likely to feel some pain and discomfort, which can be controlled by medication. Surface stitches will be removed in five to seven days, and deeper sutures will come out in two to three weeks. It may take you weeks or months to feel like completely healed. The better your physical condition, the faster you’re likely to heal. Exercise during the healing period will help you recover faster.

3 How long will it take to recover from breast augmentation?

Normally patients have to stay overnight after the operation and you will be provided to wear a support bra which is like a sport bra for 24 hours a day to support your new breast and protect during the healing process. Every individual has his or her own space of time for recovery. Normally within four to six weeks time patients will have fully recovered, and are back to normal activities. However, you can get back to work place after two weeks.

4 Can I breast feed after the breast implant?

Yes. It is safe to breast feed after the breast implant. However it is important for you to tell the surgeon you prefer to breast feed when you have babies. So he can do incision made around the areola along with the rearrangement of breast tissues.

5 Do breast implants affect the breast screening process?

There is no evidence to suggest that breast implants will affect breast screening, or result in an increase in the risk for breast cancer. The breast implants will appear in the results from the screening. It is important to inform those screening you, that you have had breast implants, as these will interfere with the screening process. They will be able to provide you with an alternative technique for screening.