How Long Does a Hair Transplant Surgery Take

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Hair transplant takes between 6 – 10 hours. This period can change depending on the size of the bald area on the head.

During this period, an average of 3000 to 4500 roots can be taken. This time  is applicable for hair transplant with the Fue method.

How many sessions does hair transplant take?

Hair transplant operation is a session for a man with hair loss. If a hair transplant has been performed at an early age and it is necessary to have a hair transplant again, but  one year should be waited.

Hair transplant takes between 6-10 hours with the FUE method. Hair transplant with the Fut technique is completed in 3-4 hours.

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How long does it take to remove  hair follicles?

In the FUE method, individual hair follicles are usually collected from the nape area. This is the first step of the operation. It takes approximately  3-4 hours to collect hair follicles, which we call grafts. When the collection process is over, the first break is taken. During this break, our patient eats and meets other needs. The hair follicles taken are separated according to their directions within this period and are prepared for transplantation in the hairless area.

Factors that specify the duration of hair transplant

  • The rate of baldness of the patient, how many grafts (hair follicles) will be transplanted
  • Hair transplant method to be applied (Fue – Fut)
  • Team experience and sleight
  • the hair transplant team must be large and numerous.

How long should I stay in Turkey for hair transplant surgery?

For Hair transplant process is sufficient to stay for 4 days in Turkey. However, you may need to stay 2 days extra due to Covid-19 process. The results of the test are waited. If it is negative, hair transplant is performed.

In the hair transplant process, How much time is spent on which procedure?

Determination of the hair front line

The hair frontal line should be determined for everyone except the patients who do not want to transplant the front part of the hair. It takes roughly 20 minutes.

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Shaving the hair

In order for the hair to be transplanted in a healthy way, the hair is shaved with number 3. The average time for this process is 10 minutes.

Local anesthesia

First, the nape of the neck from which the hair follicle will be taken is numbed. An average of 7-10 needles are made in this part. It is necessary to wait 30 minutes  to get effect  after the procedure.

Collection of hair follicles

Hair follicles are collected one by one with micro motor. This process is valid for the fue method. It takes approximately 3-4 hours .

Anesthetizing the bald area

This process is also done with a needle. It is done so that you do not feel anything during transplantation. It takes an average of 30 minutes.

Channel opening

The area where the hair follicles will be placed is opened. It takes an hour on average.

Hair root transfer

This part takes the longest time. It takes 3-4 hours on average. Hair follicles taken one by one are placed in the opened channels.

Bandage of the donor area

The nape area where we collect hair follicles is bandaged. It takes an average of 10 minutes


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