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Hair Transplant

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Dr. Ben Paul performing a hair transplant


Hair Transplant

Dr. Paul prides himself on delivering natural, long-lasting results with minimal down time.

Great strides have been made in hair restoration for men and women. In addition to oral and topical improvements, follicular stimulation with PRP has been optimized. For those who need it, hair transplantation surgery has evolved remarkably. Reassuringly, gone are the days of “plugs”. Today, only single follicular hair units are transplanted. With a meticulous focus, Dr. Paul is dedicated to helping patients achieve a natural head of hair with a reinforced hairline and richer density with a Hair Transplant in New York City.

Dr. Ben Paul performing a hair transplant

The Basics

What is a Hair Transplant?

Hair restoration focuses on re-establishing a natural-looking hairline and improving overall hair density. Dr. Paul recognizes that each gender has a separate pattern of hair loss which is influenced by life events and genetics. Dr. Paul performs personalized hair restoration that is easy to maintain and compliments the face in a natural, age-appropriate way.

The treatment of hair loss can be approached from many directions. Often combination treatment is more powerful than any single treatment. Dr. Paul is versed in all aspects of hair restoration. At your consultation, Dr. Paul will review your relevant medical history to see if there is an underlying cause other than familial hair loss that can be reversed. Dr. Paul will provide recommendations on non-surgical options for care such as vitamins, topical treatments, oral medications, and light therapy.

Types of Hair Transplants

For patients with active, focal, or established hair loss, a hair transplant is a definitive technique. Hair transplant techniques have improved remarkably over the past decade. Embracing these advancements, Dr. Paul provides patients with two different surgical restoration options to meet individual hair expectations and long-term goals.

The most common options, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transfer (FUT) differ on how the donor’s hair is gathered but provide equally aesthetic beautiful outcomes. Each technique has specific advantages and Dr. Paul will help you decide the best option during your consultation if you are a candidate for hair restoration surgery.

  • FUE – During a FUE Transplant, hair follicles are transferred individually, from the back to the scalp, where the hair grows throughout life and is less sensitive to hormones. This innovative procedure has been helping patients regain their own healthy set of hair through rapid and precise technology. This is the ideal option for men and women who are looking for a permanent solution to address their hair loss concerns. In an FUE procedure, there are no scar lines, no scalpels and no sutures.
  • FUT – With FUT, a “donor strip” is harvested from the back of the scalp and individual follicles of hair are dissected after the strip is removed. The donor site is sewn closed. The hair above the donor is left long to cover the suture line. The strip of hair bearing tissue is dissected into the individual follicles.  The hair follicles are then transplanted to the area where the hair is thinning.
  • ARTAS iX Robotic – The ARTAS® robotic hair transplant system intelligently analyzes and selects the appropriate grafts from a donor area without the risk of linear scarring. This is a form of FUE and only is applicable in a small minority of patients due to technological constraints.

Female hair transplant

Females rarely lose their hairline. Rather, females experience diffuse thinning on the top of the head. Many females seek a maintenance-free approach to hair restoration. A transplant is an excellent maintenance-free approach to improve density.

Committed to natural, long-lasting results, Dr. Paul carefully considers each patient’s genetics, follicle direction, and overall density to select the best possible hair restoration method.

Male hair transplant

As a man, there comes a point in which you must decide whether you are going to shave your head, use a toupee or comb over, or try to save your hair. So if you are looking to maintain your mane, a hair transplant can help keep you looking and feeling young.

Dr. Paul will discuss the pros and cons of each technique so that you can make an informed decision and look your best in the future.

Hair Transplant Timeline


    When you come in for your Hair Transplant consultation, Dr. Paul will examine your scalp and discuss the pros and cons of the various treatments we offer.  Great care will be taken to consider your current pattern of hair loss, what the future may hold, and what your goals are.  After determining the best technique for you, he will create your treatment plan, take photographs, and you will meet with our Patient Coordinator to select a procedure date.

    1st Visit

    The goal of the pre-operative visit is to get you ready for your upcoming hair transplant. You will be provided a packet with complete instructions so you can optimize the experience and result. All medicines will be sent in for you in advance. This visit can be done in person or virtually.

    2nd Visit

    On the morning of surgery, you will meet with Dr. Paul and confirm your plan. The area into which hair will be placed will be marked. A hair transplant has 3 parts – harvest of hair from the donor, creating of sites (pockets to accept the hair) in the recipient, and placement of the hair into the sites.  Some patients will be given oral sedation during this procedure and some will be under deeper anesthesia.

    3rd Visit

    The headwrap is removed the morning following your procedure at home. You will be instructed to put bacitracin on your donor site and to spray your recipient site with saline. Most may wear a baseball cap the next day. Most can work from home the next day.

    (DAYS 1)

    You will need to spray your scalp regularly with a special solution to speed up the healing of the follicles, protect against infection to the incisions, and soften scabbing. Be careful when touching your hair to prevent any bleeding or irritation. Avoid sweating or strenuous activity.

    On day 2 after the procedure, many can do a modified gentle hair wash. We will guide you with this depending on the details of your procedure.

    (DAYS 2-5)

    You will stop spraying the head and stop bacitracin. Most patients have reduced swelling at this point.  Most can return to work. Continue to avoid sweating or strenuous activity.

    Most patients will follow up around day 10 after the procedure to assess progress and to help you return to regular life.

    (DAYS 5-10)

    Your scalp should be healed enough to gently wash it since the soreness and swelling will have mostly disappeared.

    At 3 weeks, most patients may return to full exercise.

    (WEEKS 2-4)

    Your follicles will go dormant and your new hair will fall out – don’t worry, this means the treatment is working. The hair has to cycle.  Most patients see little growth at 4 months after the procedure as the new hair follicle is resting and getting ready to grow new hair.

    (MONTHS 1-6)

    At 6-8 months after surgery, most people are seeing signs of success from their hair transplant. You will visit with Dr. Paul if available to assess your progress.

    (MONTHS 6-12)

    The majority of your follicles should be growing hair and we hope you are enjoying your result. While a hair transplant can last you for years to come, it does not combat the natural aging process of balding, but it will extend your timeline.  You should continue to visit the clinic to ensure we are taking steps to protect your original hair from receding further.

    (12 MONTHS +)

What are the Benefits of a Hair Transplant?

The benefits are incredibly rich with New York City Hair Transplants, and results can go extremely far for an individual who spends most days fretting about receding hair or balding. While these benefits may slightly vary depending on the technique,

  • All-Natural results
  • Anxiety relief
  • Faster completion time – all work done in one day
  • Having thicker, fuller hair can improve your confidence
  • Higher graft survival rate
  • Increased confidence
  • Rapid recovery time
  • No shave to recipient site

Who are the Best Candidates for a Hair Transplant Procedure?

The best candidates for Hair Transplant in New York City are patients who:

  • Are interested in adding some hair to improve appearance
  • Are medically healthy
  • Have good donor hair
  • Maintain realistic expectations and understand that their hair loss can continue to progress, even after surgery

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What’s The First Step?

If you feel like you could benefit from a  New York City Hair Transplant, the first step is to contact our office and schedule your consultation. During this appointment, you will be able to meet with your plastic surgeon and discuss every question, concern, and goal you have with the hair transplant surgery.

Dr. Paul will ask you about your medical history and examine your hair to determine the best methods when creating your surgical plan. When discussing your medical history, we encourage you to be very open and honest as all the information helps make the best decisions and prevent unnecessary risks.

If you agree with the plan created for you, you will then speak with our Patient Coordinator to schedule the date and time of your surgery. You will also be given some instructions to follow before coming in so that you will have the most optimal surgery and recovery.

What to Expect on the Day of Hair Transplant Surgery

Your experience will be a little different depending on which technique you and Dr. Paul settle on, but the steps are very similar.

At the start, you will meet with Dr. Paul and re-discuss the goals of the day. The recipient site will be marked. You will either have oral sedation or deeper anesthesia, and this decision will be determined during your initial consult prior to the date of the procedure.

For FUE (folliculuar unit extraction), the “donor area” will be trimmed short to about 1 – 2 mm in length so the grafts can be more easily accessed and removed. You will be in the prone position (flat on your stomach) on the operating table and Dr. Paul and his team will begin performing your hair transplant. The procedure is performed with injections of numbing local anesthesia so you do not feel pain.  A small microdrill will release the individual hair follicle from the scalp and a micro-forcep will lift the hair once it has been released. The hair follicle (also called graft) will be preserved in a saline solution. Each graft will usually consist of 1 – 4 hairs. This is a very technical and meticulous process, and Dr. Paul and his team have truly mastered it.

Once the extraction is complete, Dr. Paul will create sites in your scalp. Each site is a pocket into which a graft is placed. This step sets the artistry of the result because the distribution and even angulation of the site will matter in your result. Dr. Paul is very careful to use your existing original hairs to guide the site making so your transplants and original hairs blend seamlessly.

The final step of your hair transplant is placement of the hairs into sites. Usually, two team members will place simultaneously to maximize efficiency and comfort. Once the hairs are placed, a wrap is placed over your head. Instructions are reviewed for after care and you are able to return home.

Hair Transplant Recovery

After your hair transplant, you will be provided detailed instructions for a speedy recovery; this healing process is essential to your new results. We encourage you to review the timeline above to better understand your healing timeline.

Combine Your Hair Transplant

Once you get your hair looking like it used to, you may want to add additional surgeries to make you a total package! Dr. Paul offers several facial rejuvenation surgeries to help keep you looking your very best.

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How Much Does a Hair Transplant Cost in New York City?

The cost of a Hair Transplant in New York City will vary depending on the technique that is used and the amount of hair follicles that are transplanted, among other factors. The best way to learn how much your hair transplant will cost is to come in for a consultation with Dr. Paul and allow him to make your procedure plan. Once made, you will be provided with an exact cost breakdown of your surgery.

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Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Dr. Paul?

Dr. Benjamin Paul is a double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in hair restoration. Dr. Paul has performed close to 2000 hair transplants.  Dr. Paul often says the number one reason to choose him for your transplant is to have the most natural and artistic result possible.  Many have learned how to transplant hair, but few have learned to transplant hair beautifully. We encourage you to view our gallery and see our results for yourself.

Dr. Paul is an active member of the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS). He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the prestigious Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University, followed by the completion of his general surgery internship, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at New York University. Dr. Paul’s surgical approach focuses on safety to achieve natural results that are both beautiful and timeless, which allows him to provide the highest level of care to his patients in New York City and around the globe.

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Men and Women all seek better, healthy-looking hair that looks natural. Dr. Ben Paul and his expert team are here to make this vision a reality for all types of scalps and hairlines. If you are interested in a Hair Transplant in New York City, contact our office today or request your consultation through this website, and someone will be in touch with you shortly.

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