How Many Grafts of Hair are Needed for a Hair Transplant?

A hair transplant is a technical procedure, which is why skilled medical professionals should only perform it. One of the questions we frequently get asked is how many grafts of hair are needed for a successful hair transplant. It’s a valuable question, and we’re to answer it for you, along with some others.


Thinking About a Hair Transplant?

If you’re considering having a hair transplant, it’s essential to do some research on the various procedures, including FUE hair transplant and FUT hair transplant. This is to gain an understanding of how and why a transplant may or may not succeed and find out which option is best suited to you. It’s also essential to understand what to expect post-surgery and throughout the recovery process.

Of course, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Crown Clinic, we’re more than happy to assist and book you in for a consultation appointment with Dr Shahmalak.


How Many Grafts of Hair are Needed for Restoration?

So, how many grafts of hair are needed for a successful hair transplant?

The amount of donor grafts needed depends on the amount of hair loss and the results the patient desires to achieve.

In some cases, up to 3000-5000 grafts are necessary to complete a successful hair transplant. The volume of hair removed is dependent on the amount of thick, healthy hair at the back and sides of your head.

It’s also important to remember that the density of the hair is also key to the number of grafts that will be taken.

For example, with thicker hair, the surgeon requires fewer grafts to achieve full density in the transplant area. For thinner hair, more grafts might be required to complete the look. The volume of grafts for your hair transplant will be discussed in more detail during your consultation, so you must book one in early and attend.

During your first consultation, your surgeon will assess the level of your hair loss before deciding on which hair transplant is best suited to you. Our consultations are also interesting, and you’ll leave with a better understanding of the process. Our patients have left feeling more confident and excited following a consultation.


How Long Does A Hair Transplant Take?

The actual length of the procedure is dependent on the type of hair transplant. However, typically, the process takes a day, regardless of how many grafts are taken.

More information on how long a hair transplant takes can be found here, but please feel free to contact us as well.


What About The Recovery Process?

The recovery process following any surgical procedure plays a vital role in its success. Questions regarding the recovery process following a hair transplant in the UK are frequently asked. These often include:

  • How much time off work will I need?
  • How long does the healing process take?
  • When will I be able to make my first public appearance with my newly transplanted hair?

The recovery process is dependent on the patient. For some patients, the recovery process can take a few days, to even a week.

Any discomfort and pain following the hair transplant should be minimal, but please contact Crown Clinic if you have any concerns.

The surgeon will supply appropriate medication to help ease any pain throughout the process, so it’s important to let them know during your consultation if you have any allergies or unable to take certain painkillers due to medical reasons.


For more information about the process of having a hair transplant, including the technical side of it and recovery, please don’t hesitate to contact us or book a consultation today.