DR. CRUZ DINIS, as well as his clinical team, have the capacity to perform hair transplant procedures using the FUT as well as FUE technique.
The choice of the technique to be use it depends of the clinical case and the decisions taken between surgeon and patient.
Before the surgery is started, the patience’s head is washed and then the appropriate measurements and markings are carried out.
Subsequently, the patient is medically evaluated, the vital signs verified, and slightly sedated. Then, a local anaesthesia is applied.
It is extremely important and fundamental for us that our patient stay calm in contact with the doctor and does not feel any pain during the entire surgical procedure. For this reason, Dr. Cruz Dinis takes special care in the well-being of his patient.
The surgical procedure varies according to the technique used.
In the case of STRIP HARVESTING, surgery begins with the removal of the scalp strip from the donor area, the size of which depends on the number of follicular units to be transplanted. After this intervention, and before closing the surgical wound, the upper edge of the operative wound is trichophytized, thus allowing, while healing, to be able to grow hair over the entire surgical scar.
Afterwards the tricofitia is sutured. The end result is a thin scar, delicate, barely visible and completely covered by hair.
The follicular units are separated by a specialized team and each unit is separated according to the number of hairs present in each one. This separation is extremely careful so that there is no damage done to the follicular units, thus ensuring the integration of all transplanted units.
The placement of the follicular units is performed with special new generation implants (Japanese and Koreans), allowing results with high capillary density, without leaving any type of visible mark.
In the FUE technique, surgery usually begins with the donor zone shaved. After giving a superficial anesthesia, the follicles are extracted using for this purpose a specialized machine. At the end of the extraction, after counting and selecting the multiple follicles and the patient had a light meal, the implantation of the follicles begins.
At this stage, is performed a local superficial anesthesia of the receptor region and the follicles are transplanted using high-generation implanters, follicle by follicle, according to the plan drawn by Dr. Cruz Dinis.
At the end of the surgery, and after the placement of all the follicular units, the recipient region is covered with a specific substance to protect the transplanted area.
The capillary transplant, even in surgeries superior to 4000 follicles, is painless. As you can see in the example video, while Dr. Cruz Dinis performs the surgery, the patient reads calmly a book during the procedure.
On average this surgery takes between 5 to 10 hours, depending on the amount of follicular units that are needed.
At the end of the surgery, and before discharge, the patient is re-evaluated by Dr. Cruz Dinis, returning the next day to remove the bandage and to have his head washed.