Hair restoration surgery has become very popular in recent years, partly driven by improvements in outcomes and partly because of increased awareness about the safety of the surgery.
There are a lot of options available for the consumer looking for hair restoration surgery. Though this might sound like a win win scenario, we are getting to see a lot of very poorly planned surgeries and also poor outcomes. I have battled with hair loss and poor hair restoration surgery for 17 years and for the first time in 17 years, I am extremely happy with the state of my hair .
Hair transplant surgery is a very surgeon dependent surgery and it is of paramount importance to pick the right surgeon. It is also a unique surgery because we have to deal with a very limited number of hair follicles to give an illusion of more hair.
Until technology improves, whereby cloning of hair becomes mainstream, the surgeon has to take extreme care in preserving the donor hair. On top of this, hair loss is progressive and in most instances, poorly planned surgery can cause more harm than good, which I have personally experienced.
There are a lot of options available to address hair loss and surgery is just one of them. Hence, it is advisable that prospective clients insist on meeting the surgeon performing the surgery and address all available options before undergoing surgery.
As a team what we have understood over these past 5-6 years is the fact that FUE hair restoration surgery is more art than science. Whilst the emphasis during our earlier years was on speed and efficiency, now we focus more on attention to detail and creating near perfect outcomes where possible. We are also proud to proclaim that our yield rates on average are bester than 80% which is one of the highest in the industry and our transection rates are one of the lowest, hence providing exceptional value of for money for us clients.
Also what we have noticed is that by placing more emphasis on creating age specific and face specific hairlines and density the satisfaction index among our clients has increased significantly and despite clients having very high expectations, we have been consistently been able to better our clients expectations.
As a team more than 40% of our work is repair and correction work and we appreciate the fact that clients not only want a decent head of hair, they also appreciate the fact that the hair looks and feels natural with natural angles and hardly evidence of any work being undertaken. To that end we believe hair restoration surgery is a bit like fine watch making. One could possible assemble a watch to read time or one can invest time and expertise and attention to detail needed to create a masterpiece that our clients can enjoy for a very long time.
The objective of this website is to provide sufficient information to the consumers that will help them decide on the best possible option for their hair loss and take a balanced view. We are in no way implying that we are the best. There are some phenomenal surgeons practising worldwide, whom I have had the privilege of training with and working under. I would like to believe that my team always give their best and our results are consistent with the best in the industry.
For clients considering hair transplants, we practice at The Private Clinic of Harley street
Dr Raghu Reddy,
The Private Clinic,
98 Harley Street,
London W1G 7HZ
Tel : 0800 599 9911
Dr Raghu Reddy is a world renowed hair restoration surgeon and pioneer of Third generation FUE or the H + technique.
Having qualified in 2000 he went on to pursue surgical training in West of Scotland, Deanery. His interest in hair restoration dates back to his medical school days where he battled significant hair loss.
Having found no viable alternatives to restore his hair, he persisted with propecia and minoxidil until better options became available.
After obtaining his qualifications he pursued further training in hair restoration surgery. Having had first hand experiance of hair restoration surgery both as a surgeon and as a patient himself, he began to understand the limitations of both FUE and strip surgery (FUT). Following years of hard work and under the guidance of some great thinkers, he pioneered the Third generation FUE.
He is very highly regarded by his peers and patients alike for his empathetic nature and passion towards his work. He has worked on numerous celebrities and CEOs of major corporations.His results are among the best in the industry and having suffered the consequences of poor hair restoration surgery, his mission statement is to ensure that no patient ever goes through the agony he went through following poor surgical outcome.
His niche is in acheiving natural hairlines with great density, along with perfect angles and temple angle closure. To date, he has performed more than 2500 successful hair restoration procedures, both in the UK and overseas.
He takes a lot of pride in his work and has pioneered one of the most technically advanced and minimally invasive hair restoration surgery.
FUE stands for Follicle Unit Extraction. In this process hair follicles are extracted from the back of the scalp in individally from permanent zone. It has got numerous advantages over FUT.
There are a lot of misconceptions about FUE. This stems from lack of understanding of the concepts involved in FUE.
With FUE hair transplantation, a specialized tool with less than or equal to 1mm diameter is used for extracting the hair follicles directly from the scalp. The main advantage of this technique is that follicular units are extracted directly from the scalp rather than in larger groups, which deters the utilization of scalpel and stitching.
In the FUE hair transplant procedure the donor area is required to be fully exposed by shaving it down to zero. If the patient however needs up to 1500 grafts, then the donor area does not need to be fully shaved and sufficient harvesting area can be exposed by a marine style hair cut.