Once the surgeon has made all the hair transplant incisions that lay out the design
he has created, the specially trained surgical team steps in. They use his plan to
accomplish his goals, and in turn the goals of the patient.
The groundwork is done
for them by the surgeon when he does his incisions.
The surgical team takes care
to get every hair transplant graft into the receptor sites as they have been laid
out. They waste no time, though, because the small grafts are vulnerable when their
follicles are outside of the skin. The goal is to get the grafts in as quickly as
possible while staying true to the design.
Next, the doctor looks over the hair transplant
for quality control. He may take a good deal of time tweaking the placement of grafts
before he is satisfied that they are all set properly into their receptor sites in
a pleasing fashion. When he gives the ok, the surgical technicians again take over
the patient's care.
The grafts will be more permanently set into place when the technicians
dry them by blowing a cool blow dryer across them.
This makes them adhere in their
place so that no bandages are necessary. The patient will be asked to bring, or will
be given, a baseball cap for the ride home from the hair transplant procedure.
doctor will want to see how the grafts are doing the day following the hair transplant.
The patient will go in for a check-up so that any problems can be corrected quickly.