Hair transplantation procedures have been there in the medical system for more than a decade now. With the growing demand for hair transplantations these days, we have various procedures for treating hair growth being introduced to our medical system. FUE is the most recent and popularized procedure of hair transplant treatments.
Let us read and find out what Dr Ravi Chander Rao has to say about an innovative and time-saving procedure that he has introduced to his practice. He calls it a SHI procedure (Simultaneous Harvesting and Implantation). By far no clinics in Hyderabad have this procedure being practised.
Dr Ravichander speaks about an interesting case that he had come across, a few months back.
Alok Sharma had come to India for his brother’s wedding. Alok is 36 years old and was very concerned about his hair loss which had a rapid increase over the last one year. Alok was running short of time as he came only for three weeks. He met a friend during his visit who had got a SHI hair transplant done. Alok was in a dilemma before choosing to go ahead with the procedure, because he had heard of failed hair transplants. But he took a chance after a consultation that convinced him.
Alok was explained what happens in an FUE procedure and how his surgery will be performed.
Read on to know what was explained to Alok…
In an FUE hair transplant, the graft survival depends on various factors like maintenance of hydration, reduced handling, cold temperature and asepsis. The hair grafts can dry up if they get exposed to air for more than 10-20 seconds. Small grafts are at a greater risk for graft damage or drying.
Other reasons that contribute in the drying of the hair grafts are:
- While placing the graft
- While moving the graft from one location to another
- While graft trimming
- And if the grafts are not immediately immersed in the physiologic solution immediately after removing
The solution which the clinical team uses for the graft survival should be accurate in their compositions along with the grafts being stored in the solution in time. If the graft is exposed to the air for long, the risk of its damage is higher. This risk of damage reflects on the skill and the experience of the doctor and the assisting surgical team.
The hair graft time outside the body must be reduced significantly. Reducing the time of the graft’s exposure to air helps in avoiding any damage to the grafts. At Hairsure we have come up with an innovative and customised technique called simultaneous hair implantation SHI, where the FUE graft after harvesting, is immediately transplanted into the recipient area.
Simultaneous Harvesting And Implantation (SHI)
Simultaneous Harvesting and Implantation technique of hair transplantation reduces the time that standardized procedures of hair transplantation usually take. SHI is unique because the procedure involves implanting the grafts into the recipient areas that are placed in prior while being harvested. SHI procedure of implantation consists of 5-6 doctors, and the procedure is done simultaneously which reduces the time to 5 to 6 hrs for implanting almost 3000 grafts. It cuts down the time of the hair grafts being exposed to air, resulting in an immediate storage of the grafts in the physiologic solution. The grafts are then picked by the other members of the team to place them in the recipient area.
Below are a few advantages that we have noticed with this innovative procedure of SHI:
SHI not only improved the outcome of an FUE hair transplant but also reduced the duration of the treatment process drastically
Gives privilege to the client to take longer breaks during the procedure without being worried of grafts being outside
Percentage of grafts which shed after hair transplant from recipient site reduces and they start to grow immediately, giving the client confidence and faster results.
Alok finally underwent the SHI hair transplant immediately after his brother’s wedding. He is now back in London and sends us emails with the progress of his hair growth.
Hoping that this information could help you if you are looking for a hair transplantation surgery, we at Hairsure shall be glad to assist you. Please feel free to get in touch
About The Doctor:
Dr. RAVI CHANDER RAO completed his MBBS from MRMC,Gulbarga in 1999. He practiced his Internship 2000 at Gandhi Medical College and did his MS in General Surgery from JJMMC, Davanagere in 2004 and was titled with the “Best Outgoing Student” award. He worked as a Registrar with KIMS, Hyderabad and later joined in MCh Plastic Surgery at the prestigious Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad. Having excelled in his academics and career so far it was only natural for him to join a team of qualified Plastic Surgeons with equal credentials and motives. Dr. Ravi Chander, with his experience, has added new dimensions to Cosmetic Surgery and his team. Dr. Ravi Chander Rao is one of the best trichologist in Hyderabad.
About The Clinic:
HairSure is one of the leading hair clinics at Habsiguda, Hyderabad and we have the best hair transplant surgeons in Hyderabad practicing at HairSure. Trichologists at HairSure clinic are experts in hair transplantation and PRP treatment etc. Two of our main doctors are known to be the best trichologists in Hyderabad.