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Thinning or receding hair can lower your self-confidence and affect your enjoyment of everyday life. Today, state-of-the-art procedures such as Follicular Unit Extraction offer a natural-looking, easier way to restore thinning hair for enhanced confidence and a more youthful look. Call Blackhawk Plastic Surgery today if you’d like to find out more about this exciting procedure.
Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, is a short surgical procedure that is performed under a local anesthetic. During this procedure, your surgeon removes hair from a donor site at the back of your head one follicle at a time. Follicle removal creates a pinprick wound only one millimeter in diameter, which does not require any type of dressing or sutures to heal. Although performing this procedure manually would be laborious, new technology allows the procedure to be automated so that many grafts may be performed in a short amount of time. Because your hair grafts are so small, no sutures are needed during the healing process for results that look natural immediately after the procedure.
Benefits of FUE
The FUE procedure is performed on an outpatient basis without the need for general anesthesia. You will recover from sedation quickly and comfortably and there is no need for further medical supervision. FUE leaves no visible scarring at the donor site, unlike other hair transplant procedures. The final results of FUE are extremely natural-looking and long-lasting. Because there is no scarring, no one will ever know you’ve had a hair transplant procedure. You will experience a fast recovery and can return to your normal activities quickly with very little post-operative pain.
Dr. Stephen J. Ronan of Blackhawk Plastic Surgery is pleased to share this state-of-the-art hair transplant procedures with his patients in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you’d like to schedule a consultation or ask about other popular cosmetic procedures, call (925) 272-4855. You can find out why we were voted “Best of the Bay” in 2010 and read through our positive client reviews by clicking through our website.
Last updated 9 days ago
There are a variety of reasons why women may opt for breast augmentation, and they can be more complex and personal than many realize. Oftentimes, the decision to get a breast augmentation is the result of careful planning and consideration.
For many women, electing to get breast augmentation is about increasing their self-esteem and self-confidence. Others feel that their breast size is inadequate, while some desire to make both breasts more equal in size and shape when one is larger than the other. For women who have undergone mastectomies due to breast cancer or other medical conditions, breast augmentation offers them the opportunity to reconstruct their breasts and lead a more normal life.
If you are considering undergoing a breast augmentation, contact Blackhawk Plastic Surgery at (925) 272-4855. We are a premier cosmetic surgery center in the Bay Area committed to high standards and professional services that exceed expectations. Call today to schedule a free consultation at our Danville surgery center.
Last updated 16 days ago
Hair loss doesn’t need to affect your appearance or your confidence. At Blackhawk Plastic Surgery, we offer state-of-the-art hair restoration techniques for natural, long-lasting results.
In this video, you will see how our minimally-invasive hair restoration procedure is performed. Hair grafts are harvested with a tiny punch that leaves no scars. Each graft contains only a few hairs and is placed individually to achieve excellent results. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia and offers fast recovery times with very little post-procedure discomfort.
If you’d like to learn more about the hair restoration procedures performed at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery, call us today at (925) 272-4855. We offer a variety of minimally-invasive treatments that can instantly boost your confidence in your looks. Check us out on the web for more information about our San Francisco Bay Area plastic surgery center.
Last updated 23 days ago
If you are experiencing hair loss or recession, today’s state-of-the-art plastic surgery procedures can offer natural-looking results with very little recovery time. Follicular Unit Extraction hair restoration uses no sutures, long incisions, or plugs. Take a look below for the answers to your questions about this exciting and effective procedure offered by Blackhawk Plastic Surgery.
What Is Follicular Unit Extraction?
Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, is a new technique for restoring the hairline. This procedure uses a small punch to extract tiny hair grafts of only a few hairs each. Hair grafts are placed using a small needle stick and require no sutures during recovery. There is no scarring, no need for prolonged bandaging, and no general anesthesia—a local anesthetic is sufficient during the procedure.
What Can I Expect From Follicular Unit Extraction?
Patients enjoy very little post-procedural discomfort and a fast recovery period so they can enjoy their new look sooner. Upon leaving your plastic surgeon’s office, there is no obvious evidence of a hair transplant. You can expect some redness to last for a few days, and any discomfort can be managed with over the counter mediation. Antibiotics are generally not required following an FUE procedure. Post-operative instructions include washing your hair carefully following the instructions of your plastic surgeon and avoiding sun exposure for a few weeks. You can resume most normal activities, including exercise, immediately, but you will need to avoid activities that rub against the scalp for approximately ten days.
Who Can Get Follicular Unit Extraction?
FUE treatment is appropriate for both men and women. Patients suffering from hair loss due to natural balding or injury to the scalp can benefit from this procedure. In addition, some patients choose FUE to correct a naturally high hairline not associated with hair loss.
Could you be a good candidate for FUE hair restoration at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery? You can schedule your consultation with Dr. Ronan by calling (925) 272-4855. We invite you to find out what makes us the San Francisco Bay Area's Premier Plastic Surgery Center by clicking through our comprehensive website.