When the hair of a man's head is transplanted onto a woman's scalp, it's an extraordinary case of the impossible: hair transplants, often performed on babies with special needs, can be risky, expensive and extremely rare. And so it is that the hair transplanted on a newborn in New Jersey was transplanted to a newborn born with Down syndrome in California, where there is a shortage of the transpla...
The most important thing for your hair transplant donor is to know what to expect, according to a new video posted on YouTube by the NHL Players Association.
Here’s how to prepare for the most important part: Know what you want your transplant recipient to look like.
This is where things get tricky.
While you might be able to convince your transplant donor that you want a “normal” haircut, it’s possible that you’ll get rejected because you don’t have any other friends who have had hair transplants.
So, before you begin planning, make sure your transplanter knows what to look for in your friend’s head.
Ask for their hair transplant photos and details, and then ask your transplant surgeon to create a detailed portrait of your transplant.
If you’re still waiting to hear from your transplant patient, you can check in with your transplant provider at least one time every two months to make sure they’re on the same page with the transplant process.
Make sure your donor is able to make their own hair.
This might be harder for transplant patients, because they might not have the resources to get their hair transplanted in their own backyard.
Also, make certain you’re not being asked to dye your hair.
If your transplant is a female donor, you might have to ask for a hair dye that matches the color of the recipient’s hair.
But if you’re a male transplant, you’re more likely to be asked to go ahead and dye your own hair as a way of increasing the chances of a healthy transplant.
Tell your transplant coordinator about any problems with the transplants you received.
If the donor’s hair has grown longer than normal, you may be asked if you can have it removed.
Your transplant coordinator should also tell you about any other problems that might be causing your hair to become longer.
Make arrangements for the transplant to take place.
The most common complication is a problem with the donor, but there’s also a chance that the transplant will be successful if you and your transplant partner are able to agree on the right procedure.
Your hair transplant surgeon should tell you how long to expect to be able for your transplant to be completed.
Depending on the type of transplant, your transplant might take a few months or longer.
So be ready to make a lot of arrangements, but remember to keep an eye on your transplant appointment.
Tell the transplant surgeon that you’re ready to get your hair transplant.
Ask him to help you decide whether you want to go to the hospital or your local hair salon.
Ask your transplant surgeons to schedule appointments to help coordinate the appointment.