Most men have the pattern of hair loss caused by the androgenic alopecia. However, in other men, the baldness can become more severe or they may have other patterns that make seem like they are completely bald.
Men with this problem usually think that there is no solution for their problem, but if they could, they would like to recover a thick hair. In fact, experts say that many bald men feel more confident about themselves when they change their look and recover a young aspect.
According to the severity of the baldness, a man may need different treatments, and a male hair transplant is usually the best solution for really bald men.
WHAT IS A MALE HAIR TRANSPLANT?
A hair transplant is considered a type of plastic surgery that uses hair grafts to fill some scalp areas with thin or no hair. These grafts are obtained from other areas with an adequate amount of hair in the scalp of the same patient.
This type of surgery has been performed in the U.S. since the 50's, but the techniques have been constantly improved to guarantee a more natural result.
HOW IS A 2000 UP TO 4000 HAIR TRANSPLANT FOR MEN PERFORMED?
A 2000 up to 4000 grafts male hair transplant basically differ from a 1000 grafts hair transplant (please follow the link to read more on Hair Transplant 1000 grafts) only in the number of grafts used. However, although it is also performed as an outgoing surgery at the plastic surgeon's office, the patient may need to undergo various sessions to obtain the total number of grafts and the desired results.
The plastic surgeon must clean and numb the patient's scalp to obtain the grafts. In male hair transplants with 2000 up to 4000 grafts the technique the plastic surgeon uses depends on the distribution of the donor hair follicles.
For example, in patients with a proper amount of hair in the back of the head, the follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) method can be used. But, in men with less or thin hair, the follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique may be needed.
In both cases, a special needle must be used to transplant the hair follicles without causing any damage to the structure. The transplanted hairs must be carefully placed in the same way the hair grows naturally to provide a better result.
When the plastic surgeon decides to use the FUSS technique, he/she removes a strip of the scalp from the back of the head, to later divide it into 500 or 1000 tiny grafts. So, for 2000 up to 4000 male hair transplants, he/she must remove a bigger strip of the scalp.
On the other hand, if the plastic surgeon chooses the FUE technique, he/she must remove the hair follicles one by one from the donor areas and, lately, they are inserted in the receiving area one by one once again.
If this method is selected to perform a 2000 up to 4000 male hair transplant, the time it takes to perform the procedure increases.
DOES MALE HAIR TRANSPLANT WITH 2000 UP TO 4000 GRAFTS WORK?
It is very important to know that although a 2000 up to 4000 grafts male hair transplant is more difficult to perform, it also offers excellent results for the patient. However, the patient must consider that a large amount of donor tissue is required in this procedure to restore a thick hair.
In fact, for a 2,400 graft FUSS procedure, the surgeon must be able to obtain a 1cm wide and approximately 24 cm long strip. Likewise, for a 4,000 hair graft FUSS transplant, the strip requires at least 1.5 cm of width and more than 27 cm of length.
So, if the patient does not have enough hair to be used as a graft, the procedure will not provide good results. Only a qualified plastic surgeon can determine which type of hair transplant is better for each case.
HOW MUCH DOES A MALE HAIR TRANSPLANT OF 2000 UP TO 4000 GRAFTS COST?
A 2000 up to 4000 grafts male hair transplant is more expensive than a 1000 grafts procedure because the surgeon must obtain and transplant more hair follicles. Likewise, as the patient has less hair, obtaining the proper number of grafts from the patient’s scalp is more difficult.
Likewise, it is important to know that, although the number of grafts is an important factor in the final cost of a male hair transplant, other characteristics must be considered. For example, the method that will be used to perform the hair transplant, the difficulty to obtain the grafts, the amount of areas that will be treated.