Transgender Hair Restoration Surgery Chicago
There are very specific challenges for transgender and transsexual hair transplants in regards to the artistic and technical nature of the procedures for both male to female (MTF) patients and female to male (FTM) patients. Male and female hairlines are very different and there are intricacies as to how to successfully alter the hairline during a transgender hair restoration to provide the desired results. In addition, consideration also needs to be given as to the account variations in the directional flow of the hair, since it is different for males and females and future hair loss must also be taken into account as a factor during the current transgender hair procedure.
Dr. Yates is proficient in transgender hair transplantation procedures and he has performed both MTF and FTM transgender hair transplants. Utilizing only the most innovative techniques and procedures, Dr. Yates brings his superior technical skills and unequalled artistry to deliver outstanding results for his patients.
Transgender Hair Transplant Procedures and Techniques
There are vast differences in the hair transplantation procedures for MTF and FTM patients and the techniques that will be utilized also differ. Since each is so entirely unique, they are further detailed below.
Male to Female Transgender Hair Transplant
Creating a more feminine hairline is usually one of the primary goals for MTF transgender hair restoration, as is overcoming the effects of male pattern baldness.
Previously, a common procedure for MTF patients in the hair restoration process was to make a long incision across the scalp in order to pull the hairline downward. This technique, however, does not provide optimal results. It is not enough to simply lower the hairline, since the transgender hairline procedure must actually convert a male hairline into a female hairline. Desired results cannot be obtained by simply pulling the hairline down.
There are several reasons why this is not ideal. First off, when a male hairline is cut surgically with a long incision, any advanced male hair loss that is a result of male pattern baldness will can the scar to be exposed scar eventually and the only way to conceal it will be with a future hair transplantation. Secondly, simply lowering the hairline will not shape the outer temple area, which is a primary feature of feminine attractiveness. Lastly, male and female hairs do not grow in the same direction, so this technique would not create hair that is more feminine and natural looking.
Fortunately, Dr. Yates has the necessary skills and experience with both surgical and non-surgical female hairline lowering. Patients who have already gone through a surgical hairline lowering procedure during their transgender transition and have had unsuccessful results will benefit from a corrective hair transplant surgery by Dr. Yates, who will create a more feminine hairline over the previous surgical area to get optimal results. He can also help MTF patients who suffered from balding issues.
There truly is an art to hair restoration, and Dr. Yates is a masterful artist who will work with you to achieve your desired aesthetic outcome.
Female to Male (FTM) Transgender Hair Transplant
Female to Male (FTM) transgender hair restoration will usually involve having a beard and/or moustache hair restoration procedure(s). Many FTM patients are looking to add masculinity to their face and Dr. Yates can help create a perfect pattern of natural hair growth in the beard and moustache areas in order to do so. Dr. Yates is very sensitive to the needs of his patients and works to give them the best aesthetic outcomes.
Transgender Hair Transplantation Techniques
Dr. Yates uses the same type of techniques for MTF and FTM hair restoration procedures as he does for all of the other types of hair restoration procedures he performs. He will provide you with detailed information about the procedures he will be performing and will discuss each of the benefits and drawbacks. For more detailed information about the specific techniques that Dr. Yates utilizes, you can visit the Hair Transplant Technique page.