What are the risks of NeoGraft?
- Posted on: May 12 2020
NeoGraft is a surgical hair restoration procedure that involves the extraction of grafts from a dense area of the scalp to then transplant to thin or bald areas of the head. Grafts are obtained one by one with this FUE (follicular unit extraction) technique. This is in contrast to the FUT technique where grafts are obtained from a strip of scalp that is excised from the back of the head. NeoGraft is the only follicular unit harvesting and implantation system that is approved by the FDA. So what are the risks of NeoGraft?
With any surgical procedure, no matter how big or small, there is always the risk for potential complications. Although the likelihood of complications occurring with NeoGraft is low, there is still the possibility of bleeding, infection, and scarring. Complications are less likely with FUE procedures since there is no cutting along the back of the head, no sutures and no staples.
The real risk that comes with NeoGraft, or any other elective surgical procedure, is with an inexperienced surgeon. Surgeons and technicians who do not specialize in hair restoration can cause the placement of the grafts to look unnatural or can jeopardize the success rate of the procedure.
At UFP Hair Restoration, our specialists are double board-certified surgeons with fellowship training in hair restoration. They specialize in the neck, face and scalp only. Both Drs. Thompson and Henstrom perform hair transplant procedures often and offer both FUT and FUE techniques. The technicians they employ are highly experienced and work together as a team to bring you the best results possible.
NeoGraft’s survival rate is much higher on average than it is with other FUE techniques. This is because NeoGraft utilizes a vacuum-like suction to extract and implant follicles, which is less likely to injure any follicles and allows for quicker re-implantation. With the grafts being suctioned out, rather than “cut” or “plucked” out, the quality of grafts is greater with a 98% survival rate on average.
When considering any type of cosmetic procedure, we encourage you to research the facility and the provider you choose to see prior to your consultation. There are so many websites where reviews and testimonials can be found. For example, RealSelf.com and Google Reviews are both excellent sources. Most credible offices also have a lot of helpful information on their websites as well. When researching their website, look at the providers credentials, education, honors and before and after photos.
When choosing to undergo elective surgery you are able to make an educated decision about who you choose to work with. To minimize risks that come with surgery, carefully select a board-certified plastic surgeon experienced in your procedure(s) of interest.
To learn more NeoGraft in Draper or Layton, Utah, please call (801)776-2220 or contact us HERE.