The most widespread operation carried out to solve baldness is bulbar thickening which revives lost hair by redistributing the patient’s own hair on their head. It consists of surgically relocating hair from the areas of the head where it grows vigorously and is not destined to be lost, to those areas that are already bald. Bulbs from the occipital area are extracted and implanted in the bald areas, where hair will grow forever since it is “everlasting hair”, genetically immune from baldness (just think of the crown of hair that whitens but never falls out). The use of autogenic material (hair belonging to the same person) excludes any possibility of rejection.
Not all patients have the same goal; a thickening for some, a complete covering of the bald area and a restoration of the front area for others.
The size of the area to be treated is studied together with the surgical plan, the number of operations, the density of the donor site, the desires and the age of the patient.
The extraction concerns the removal of a lozenge-size part of the scalp from the occipital region whose bulbs will be miniaturized by specialized nurses.
The hair density in the occipital region may vary from person to person; it is generally between 65 and 85 follicular units per square centimeter.
During the post-operative period, a simple therapy is prescribed to the patient in order to prevent the risk of infection, slight headaches or swellings at the frontal region. The small signs of the operation disappear within one/two weeks.
Today the majority of the patients with thinning hari may easily go back to work without anyone noticing that he has had an operation.
To the naked eye, it is almost impossible to notice the signs of the operation even at a distance of a few hours.
After about three months the patient’s hair will grow back, his forever.