The Surprising Benefits of Simultaneous Harvesting and Implantation
- November 13, 2018
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- Dr. YV Rao
Hair is an important part of our lives. It gives a defining identity to an individual and scientifically is also a protective coating to the body. If you’re wondering how then take a minute off from your busy routine and think about what protects your scalp from being exposed to direct sun. Your hair. Isn’t it?
With the growing demand for hair restoration, the medical system had come up with many techniques, FUT and FUE being the most popular traditional hair transplant procedures. However, the treatment would take a lot of time and so does the recovery, as it always depends on the surgical technique. In FUT or follicular unit transplant, the biggest turn off for the patient is to have a linear scar on the donor region of the scalp. FUE is a better option, but most opt for FUT with the notion that a follicular unit extraction (FUE) might not fetch them the desired results as compared to a traditional method.
Nevertheless, the medical system has been smart enough to identify these concerns and has introduced SHI, Simultaneous Harvesting & Implantation technique, which is an advanced FUE procedure with a larger surgical team and advanced surgical equipment. The purpose of having a bigger team is to reduce the time spent for the surgery and make sure that the outcome is better than expectations. It has in fact been noticed that a Simultaneous harvesting & Implantation procedure has shown not just better results but faster recovery too. So, let’s find out what this procedure involves, and in what way it is a better choice as compared to traditional hair transplant procedures.
Here we have Dr. YV Rao who is a veteran cosmetologist and a renowned hair transplant surgeon in Hyderabad talk about the latest procedure called simultaneous harvesting and implantation.
Simultaneous Harvesting And Implantation: What is it?
“Simultaneous harvesting and implantation is nothing but the same procedure as a follicular unit extraction. However, what makes it different and all the more unique from the routine FUE procedure is that it takes lesser time to perform the procedure since the surgical team is larger. There are more surgeons involved during the surgery, which helps avoid the hair grafts from being air exposed.”
Why Is SHI Better Than FUE?
Simultaneous harvesting and implantation involve a brisk action of the surgeon who is solely given the job of protecting the hair graft. This is because the graft survival usually depends on factors like hydration, reduced handling, asepsis and cold temperature. It is important to carefully handle hair grafts as they dry up very soon if exposed to air for more than 10-20 seconds.
What damages extracted hair follicles?
Factors that contribute to the damage or drying of the hair grafts:
- While moving the hair graft from the donor site
- While implanting the hair graft in the balding areas
- If there is a delay in immersing the grafts in a physiologic solution.
- While graft trimming
The clinical team uses a solution in which the extracted hair grafts are placed before implanting them on to the bald region of the scalp. This solution protects the hair grafts from getting exposed to the air. It is vital to have the solution be prepared inaccurate compositions for the grafts to survive longer.
Simultaneous Harvesting And Implantation (SHI)
Simultaneous Harvesting and Implantation technique stands out among other traditional hair transplant procedures as it reduces the time not only during the procedure but also the recovery. Although the procedure involves the same surgical treatment as FUE, the number of doctors performing the surgery are at least 5-6 assisted by a professional nursing team. Every step of the procedure is done simultaneously saving on time and the implanted grafts remain as healthy as they were before extraction. This increases the efficiency of the graft growth post the surgery time that standardized procedures On a general note the surgery that would take 8-10 hours are completed in 5-6 hours of grafting 3000 grafts.
Post-surgical benefits of Simultaneous Harvesting and Implantation (SHI)
- Simultaneous harvesting and implantation improve the outcome of a follicular unit extraction technique.
- The procedure is an extremely patient-friendly one which allows the patient to take breaks during the procedure without worrying about the hair grafts getting air exposed.
- The number of the grafts that shed post the surgery from the recipient site reduces, and they grow immediately, leaving the patient with immense confidence and healthy results.
With the advent of hair transplantation procedures, especially simultaneous harvesting and implantation, there has been a rise in people walking in to get their balding problems repaired. The fact that the procedure is less time consuming, has been a great add-on for people to choose. In fact, even the recovery is faster with excellent results. So, if you are someone looking for hair transplant surgery, simultaneous harvesting and implantation is a great choice. So, what are you waiting for? Call us now and avail the best of the treatments!
About the clinic:
Dr. Venkata Rao Yalamanchi is a qualified & certified Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon in Hyderabad. After his degree in plastic & cosmetic surgery, he got trained, extensively in reconstructive, microsurgery & cosmetic surgery at reputed centre both in India & abroad. He has eighteen years of experience as plastic & cosmetic surgeon in Hyderabad. His special interest is in Hair transplantation & Cosmetic surgery and has been pursuing these with more dedication.
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