Hair Transplant Series


What to Expect from a Hair Transplant

Imagine gazing in the mirror and seeing a full head of healthy hair, a reflection that matches the youthful spirit within. For many men and women struggling with hair loss, this image can feel like a distant dream. But what if that dream could become reality? With advancements in hair transplant technology, reclaiming your confidence through a procedure might be closer than you think.

Woman Happy with Reflection

Understanding Hair Transplants:

Hair transplants essentially involve redistributing your existing hair to areas experiencing thinning or baldness. Healthy hair follicles, typically from the back or sides of your scalp, are extracted and meticulously transplanted to the desired recipient areas. These procedures aim to achieve a natural-looking, long-lasting result.

Two Main Techniques:

There are two main techniques Bodyline’s Surgeons use in hair transplants:

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): Individual follicular units are extracted directly from the donor area using a small punch tool, minimizing scarring. These extracted units are then implanted into the recipient areas.

Follicular Unit Implantation (FUI): Uses the same extraction method as the above FUE procedure. Leaving no scarring.  The difference between FUE Hair Transplants and FUI Hair Transplants is that FUI uses the DHI Implanter Tool for implanting the extracted grafts. This provides the greatest proficiency when implanting the harvested grafts.

The Process:

  1. Consultation: Discussing your goals, medical history, and suitability for a transplant with a qualified surgeon. Choosing the appropriate technique, the doctor will estimate the number of grafts needed, and outline the procedure.
  2. Preparation: Once you have chosen to go ahead with the hair transplant the prep phase begins. Your hair transplant specialist will give you instructions on how to prepare for the surgery. This may include avoiding certain medications, alcohol, and smoking in the days leading up to the procedure. You may also be asked to wash your hair with a special shampoo to ensure a clean scalp for the surgery.
  3. Procedure: The hair transplant procedure typically takes four to six hours to complete. No matte whether you have chosen a FUI Hair Transplant or an FUE Hair Transplant both will take similar time to complete. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, so you will be awake but will not feel any pain.
  4. Recovery: After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort and swelling in the scalp area. Your hair transplant surgeon will provide you with instructions on how to care for your scalp and manage any discomfort. You may also be prescribed medication to help with pain and swelling. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to ensure proper healing.
  5. New Hair Growth: It is important to have realistic expectations for your hair transplant results. Transplanted hair initially sheds, then new growth starts within a few months, progressing over a year to reveal the final result. It may take several months for the transplanted hair to start growing, and it may take up to a year to see the full results. Bodyline will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and provide the agreed upon treatments in Australia that are included in your package.

Considering Thailand:

Thailand has emerged as a popular destination for hair transplants due to its lower costs compared to many Western countries and the expertise of its surgeons. However, thorough research and choosing a reputable clinic are crucial.

Bodyline Hair Transplants:

Should you choose us our team will guide you each step of the process and be there for all pre and post surgery consultations.  We will also provide transport to and from each consult and procedure (in Thailand) for no additional cost so you can relax and let Bodyline do all the heavy lifting.


Hair transplants can be a life-changing option for individuals experiencing hair loss. Understanding the procedure, researching your options, and seeking qualified guidance are essential steps towards achieving a successful outcome. Are you ready to explore the possibilities of reclaiming your confidence and a fuller head of hair? Schedule a consultation with Bodyline Hair Transplants today. A hair transplant procedure can be a life-changing experience for those struggling with hair loss.

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