Techniques of Hair Transplantation

Hair transplantation surgery has improved in leaps and bounds over the past decade. Reconstructing a new hairline is an art requiring surgical as well as artistic skills. It is critically important to get it right the first time and thus requires considerable forethought and planning.


Hair transplantation is an operation that takes hair from the back of the head and moves it to the area of hair loss. The fringe (back and sides) of hair on a balding scalp is known as donor dominant hair which is the hair that will continue to grow throughout the life of most men. This hair retains its characteristics of growth after it is transplanted to the bald area. Donor dominance (of hair from the back and sides of the head, which continues to grow throughout life) is the scientific basis for the success of hair transplantation. Dr. Okuda of Japan first described the use of transplanted hair to repair scarred eyelashes and eyebrows. Dr. Norman Orentreich published the first widely read report on hair transplantation surgery in 1959 and the field of hair transplant surgery was born.

Candidates for hair transplant surgery

Those individuals with hair loss that have sufficient donor hair from the back and sides of the scalp to transplant to the balding area are eminent candidates for hair transplantation. In the past, many bald patients were not suitable candidates for hair transplant surgery but modern techniques have advanced the art of hair transplant surgery so that many more men are candidates.

Techniques of Hair Transplantation

There is different terminology for techniques used by many hair restoration surgeons of AHRS-India and those around the world.

The techniques in short are:
Side Effects of Hair Transplantation:

The side-effects of hair transplantation surgery are relatively minor consisting of mild pain and discomfort after the operation, swelling which may move down to the eyes, and the formation of scabs over the grafts which take approximately one week to resolve. Serious problems of bleeding, scarring, and infection are rare. Modern hair transplantation surgery is comfortable, predictable, and the results are pleasing to most patients.