Well, there are tons and tons of speculations built around beard transplant. Though it may take a few hours to complete the beard transplantation procedure, it takes a couple of months to start noticing desired results. And that’s only if the procedure is performed by experienced hands.
When it comes to procedures like beard transplants, the ideal candidate should be able to practice patients and have reasonable expectations.
In this article, we are going to look at what you should expect after having a hair transplant surgery. Our hope in writing this article is to also help you prepare for the surgery.
What is a beard transplant?
A beard transplant is a procedure that involves moving hair from one part of your body to a certain area on your face. The moved hair is usually harvested from the base of your scalp at the back, or under your chin. During this procedure, an average of 4,000 to 7,500 hair follicles are moved one by one.
Yes, it’s quite a delicate procedure that should be done not just by anyone, except an experienced surgeon.
Depending on the type of beard transplant, the procedure usually takes 2-5 hours and the patient won’t feel any sort of discomfort during the whole surgery.
What to expect after a hair transplant
Expectations after having a beard transplant can differ from one patient to the other. But, generally, you can expect the following:
- In the first 3-4 days after the surgery, treatment marks will still be visible on your beard area. But the good part is that you can start to do your daily routines during this period.
- You are advised not to wash your beard area in the first 5 days after the surgery. This also means that you should also avoid the rain.
- Expect most of the transplanted hair to shed off during the second and third weeks.
- If the procedure is performed using the FUE technique, your surgeon won’t use a surgical suture, but if it’s carried out using the FUT method you can expect the use of absorbable sutures.
- It is normal to feel numb or have a tingling sensation in the treated area for several weeks.
- You can expect to see some results after 2 or 3 months, but you are advised to start shaving your beard 6 months post-surgery.
Are there any side effects?
Yes, there are possible risks when having a beard transplant, this is one of the main reasons why we recommend that you make sure that the surgeon performing the procedure is qualified.
Be wary of doctors or healthcare consultants who pressurize you to undergo any sort of treatment without telling you about the possible side effects associated with the treatment.
The potential risks and side effects of beard transplant are:
- Pain and tenderness
- Itching and swelling
- Inflammation of hair follicles (folliculitis)
When having the beard transplant at Estepalace, you don’t have to worry about any of the above risks because the procedure is performed by certified-surgeons who have more than 20 years of experience in this field.
What is the best destination for a beard transplant?
Turkey welcomes more than half a million medical tourists every year. Thousands and thousands of these international patients come specifically for a beard transplant.
I’m sure you’re now probably wondering what makes Turkey an attractive medical destination to foreigners. Well, the answer to that is simple, unlike many other European countries Turkey has:
- No long waiting times
- Affordable prices
- International accredited clinics
- Certified doctors
- Hospitable and friend locals
- State-of-the-art medical centers
- Advanced equipment
- Attractive historical landmarks and monuments
Besides the above-mentioned reasons, international patients also prefer having a beard transplant in Turkey because the success rate is high. It is 98% high.
What is the cost of a Beard transplant?
A beard transplant is a delicate surgery that can be perfected by few surgeons on this planet, so, if you are to have it in the US, be prepared to fork out something like $5,000 to $15,000. But if you travel to Eastern Europe, to countries like Turkey, you can have it done by an expert surgeon for a lesser fee –something between € 1,000 and € 2,000 depending on where you do it.
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in February 2021.