Hair loss affects millions of men and women worldwide. As plastic surgeons and dermatologists seek to expand their practices, hair transplantation is a natural area of focus. This new edition provides these physicians with the information they need to add hair transplantation techniques to their practices.
Dr. Alfonso Barrera and Dr. Carlos Uebel, the two leading experts on hair restoration, have collaborated to produce a totally rewritten and revised book which includes many new techniques and 14 new chapters focusing on cutting-edge topics such as, platelet-enriched growth factors, tissue engineering cloning, and autologous cellular therapy. These world-renowned experts describe the latest techniques of follicular unit micrografting and minigrafting which help physicians avoid the unnatural hairlines and the plugged appearance so characteristic of early transplant procedures. Furthermore, they provide the tools surgeons need to increase the scope of their aesthetic practices and improve the cosmetic results from both aesthetic and reconstructive procedures with updated information to help avoid problems of healing and potential complications. This beautifully illustrated reference provides the critical insights needed to treat a variety of hair loss problems, ranging from male pattern baldness and female alopecia to scalp scars and sideburn irregularities. Twenty-one comprehensive chapters provide a total approach to evaluation and treatment. Initial chapters contain basic information on anatomy, physiology, and patient evaluation, and they lay a foundation for the detailed, step-by-step operative sequences that follow. Topics covered include basic techniques for treating male and female hair loss, as well as special applications for camouflaging scalp scars; filling in sideburns; restoring and enhancing eyebrows, mustaches, beards, and eyelashes; and treating burn alopecia. Combined face lift and hair transplantation techniques, as well as strategies for reoperation, are also highlighted. Whether a surgeon is treating major male pattern baldness or attempting to camouflage a scar following a face lift, this book will prove invaluable and is essential reading for anyone performing hair grafting or face-lifting techniques. One to two DVDs contain the following videos pioneered by these experts:
Planting and Dissecting Minigrafts
Operative Technique for Treating Male Pattern Baldness
Operative Technique for Treating Female Sideburn Loss After Facelift
Operative Technique for Reconstructing the Eyebrow, Scalp, Moustache, and Eyelash
Performing Facelift and Hair Transplantation in a Single Surgery