Advancements in plastic surgery have allowed for the range of different procedures to become very extensive. There are procedures for breasts, thighs, stomachs, and calves. The number of different facial procedures alone is huge. There is even a procedure that can make wearing high heels pain free. A very high ranking procedure on the wish list for both men and women is hair replacement.
Harris Interactive recently performed a survey on behalf of RealSelf.com to put together a plastic surgery wish list for 2010. The survey included 2,227 adults of which 54 percent said that, if money was not considered, they would have plastic surgery. Of those who said they would have a procedure done, many would have hair replacement surgery (25 percent of women and 20 percent of men). People have often
looked for a way to arrest a receding hair line, thinning hair, or a bald spot. Many have tried those hair re-growth sprays, with no luck. Hair replacement procedures would be a great choice for someone who wants to get rid of that embarrassing feature.
There are many different surgical procedures available for hair replacement. Flap surgery has been successfully performed for over 20 years and is able to cover large areas of baldness. Tissue expansion is commonly used for reconstructive surgery to repair areas of substantial skin loss, but it is also now being used as a hair replacement technique with great success. One of the most common forms of hair replacement surgery is grafting. Where hair bearing skin is removed from a donor area and placed in the balding spots. There are also many promising procedures undergoing clinical trials. There are many things to consider when choosing what technique will be best for each person and a good surgeon will be able to help with that decision.
Some estimate that 20 percent of all women will suffer some sort of hair loss due to ageing, menopause, or illness. The hair loss is usually a gradual thinning all over the scalp as compared to men who are more likely to loose hair in localized areas. Alan Bauman is a board certified hair restoration surgeon and founder of Bauman Medical Group in Boca Raton Florida. He is a leader in hair replacement surgeries and said, “I’m not surprised that RealSelf.com’s new survey on cosmetic treatment preferences clearly showed there is a strong desire among both men and women for better hair through hair transplants.”
The study showed a great amount of interest in plastic surgical procedures by the people surveyed. People want to make themselves look good and feel confident. Hair replacement procedures can allow them to do just that.