According to the American Hair Loss Association, by the age 35 more than two-thirds of men will experience hair loss (alopecia). Depending on how much the hair thins out, and how rapidly it happens, this can be quite upsetting. For more than 65 years, hair transplant surgery has been a popular treatment for men in the United States. Dr. Holden gives men the opportunity to regain their hair and self-confidence back with hair transplants. He will transfer healthy hair follicles from a localized area on the body to a more visible place on the head. Dr. Holden's patients at Scottsdale Plastic Surgeons are pleased with their results and recommend this procedure.
"Rhinoplasty - Scottsdale, AZ - I couldn't be happier with my new nose.I hated my nose for as long as I can remember, when I looked in the mirror or at pictures of myself that's all I saw. The first time I met with Dr.Holden he pin pointed my exact issues with my nose with out my having to tell him. He was very kind and patient and answered all of my questions. While talking to him it was obvious he knew what he was talking about and was an expert in his field. I felt so comfortable and confident with him that I canceled my other consultes (with another surgon I used in the past) and scheduled by surgery for the next week. Dr.Holden also saw me at every one of my follow up appointments, not some nurse, which was very important to me and helped with my post surgery anxiety. With being 34 years old and a mother of 3 it was very important to me for my new nose to look natural. It does. I am thrilled when I look in the mirror and the people close to me have all remarked how wonderful it looks. While people that I haven't shared my surgery haven't noticed or at least not enough to say "oh my gosh you got a nose job!" I still look like me. :)"- S. / RealSelf / Jul 30, 2015
"Restylane Lyft Gave Me the Lift I Needed. - Dr. Holden was very knowledgeable and he took time to discuss all options available to me."- L. / RealSelf / Dec 04, 2016
"After many consultations with several surgeons I'm happy to say I found Dr. Holden. He is hands down the best of the best when it comes to trusting someone for facial plastic surgery. Dr. Holden performed a revision rhinoplasty and chin augmentation on me. After doing extensive research, Dr. Holden was more than qualified for the job. He had the same vision I had when it came to creating the masterpiece that he did. He turned my imperfection into perfection. I'm a person who worries about every little thing, and not only did Dr. Holden answer all my questions but he never rushed me and always made me feel comfortable. Behind every phenomenal doctor is great staff. Everyone was positive, smiled and was happy to assist. Andrea provided me with step by step instructions and explained everything to me. The customer service was beyond my expectations. Dr. Holden will be the only doctor to perform any future facial plastic surgery that I may need as I age."- K.A. / Yelp / Oct 28, 2016
"Chin Implant, Lower Facelift, Fat Grafting- 42 Year Old Female- Best Decision - Scottsdale, AZ - Dr Holden was amazing- start to finish. He was very honest with me, and we discussed the best plan for my multiple issues. This was not a quick conversation and I was so impressed with the way he explained everything to me. He spent considerable time going over what the surgery itself would entail, what to expect after surgery, and my questions about recovery. He understands that this is both exciting and a bit terrifying as well- because it is my face after all. I wanted to look like myself, but with a better profile and jawline. He explained that a lower facelift, custom chin implant, as well as a touch of fat grafting under the eyes, at the temples, and at the lips would give me the results I desired.Interestingly enough, I was planning on having a different surgery for this problem, where my jaw would be broken and moved forward (orthagnathic surgery) and we spent considerable time weighing the pros and cons of both. Since my braces had largely corrected my teeth crowding and overbite, there would only be a few millimeters added with orthagnathic surgery. This would not be enough to change my profile in a noticeable way, and I would still need soft tissue reconstruction to get my desired effect. Not to mention, I would NOT need my jaw wired shut for 6 weeks with a facelift, and the pain would be remarkably less as well.Dr Holden made me feel very confident in my decision, and his advice was so valuable to me. His expertise was obvious as well. Not once did he pressure me or rush my decision, and we decided to proceed.After surgery, he was just as interested in my recovery and had frequent follow up visits. I felt he genuinely cared about my well being and outcome. I really could not be happier! I feel so grateful to Dr Holden for all the time he spent walking me through this complicated decision, and the results speak for themselves. When my friends see me now a week out, even though I'm still a little bruised and swollen, the typical reaction is tears of joy. I have several friends who are plastic surgeons, and they were impressed with my results right away as well. I am so grateful that Dr Holden was my surgeon- I have never felt so beautiful."- S. / RealSelf / Sep 11, 2016
"42 Yr Old - Amazing Breast Augmentation Experience - Scottsdale, AZ - Dr Tsujimura was the perfect choice for my breast augmentation. I trusted him immediately. He was kind, respectful, and gave me very honest feedback to my questions. I wanted silicone implants, somewhere in the 250-300cc range, under the muscle, with transaxillary placement. He discussed the pros and cons of implant types, incision location, implant placement, and implant size/profile. We agreed on a plan, and I couldn't be happier with the results. Even though I am only a week out from surgery, they look natural, symmetric, and appropriately sized for my small frame. I did not have any numbness on my inner arm or chest wall, which can happen with the transaxillary approach. I had almost no bruising either, just a little around the incisions. Pain was very minimal. He was very caring and involved during my postop visits as well, and made me feel very comfortable during my recovery. I am so grateful that Dr Tsujimura was my surgeon! I would recommend him to anyone!Also, his office staff and surgery staff are amazing- they make you feel appreciated, important, and they are all so kind and helpful! They made the experience even that much better!"- S. / RealSelf / Sep 11, 2016
There are numerous hair transplant procedures that can be considered in order to gain a fuller head of hair. Some techniques will result in moderate fullness while others will create more dramatic results. Taking this into consideration, hair grafts and flap surgery are two popular forms of hair transplant techniques.
Hair replacement surgery involves the use of hair grafts. At the donor site, the surgeon will remove what is known as the graft: a section of hair, the hair follicles, skin, and surrounding tissue. The number and size of the grafts used will be determined based on how much laxity exists on the surface of the scalp, as well as the density of hair growth in the donor areas. During surgery, grafts will be placed on the front, top and back of the head as needed.
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There are various types of grafts that can be used during surgery. The surgeon will likely use a combination of these:
- Round Punch Grafts: This graft uses a tube-shaped instrument to punch out round-shaped hair grafts containing about 10-15 hairs.
- Slit Grafts: This procedure makes small slits into the scalp to create a graft. Slit Grafts typically insert up to 10 hairs per slit.
- Strip Grafts: This graft uses the most hair. Strip grafts are thin, long lines of hair and tissue that can contain up to 40 hairs.
- Mini-Grafts: These are smaller grafts that contain approximately 3-5 hairs.
- Micro-Grafts: This is the smallest of all grafts, containing just 1-2 hairs.
For patients who have experienced serious hair loss and desire wide coverage restoration, flap surgery may be an option. This procedure covers larger areas of baldness by cutting out a large section of hair-bearing skin and transferring it to a new location where hair is limited. One flap of this nature is similar to 350 round punch grafts. However, this is a more aggressive approach and is not appropriate for everyone.
All hair transplant surgeries are performed in our surgical facility. The entire procedure can take up to 3-5 hours to complete and local anesthesia is used. Recovery is dependent upon each individual and the extent of their surgery, although the average patient can return to work within a few days. Exercise and strenuous activity should be avoided for 3-4 weeks. Around 6 weeks post-op, an initial hair loss of the new grafts will occur. This is common and allows new, healthy hairs to grow.
The cost of hair transplant surgery will vary depending on the extent of the procedure. Generally, this hair restoration technique will average between $9,400-$16,000. Some factors that will decide the final cost include the type of graft used, the coverage of hair transplanted, the number of surgery sessions and whether any additional fillers are needed.
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Men and women who are self-conscious about their thinning or balding hair can achieve desirable results with hair transplants. Patients who undergo this procedure are generally pleased with the outcome. On average, patients can attain 50-60% of new hair growth within the first year following surgery.
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Hair transplant surgery offers individuals the chance to regain hair in balding areas. For individuals who wish to try other avenues before considering surgery, there are topical solutions, oral medications and hair systems/camouflage pieces that may work.
Negative Side Effects?@headingTag>
There may be some skin irritation, slight itching and some skin discoloration after treatment, but this is usually only evident at the injection site and typically subsides in a few days. This procedure is non-invasive, and complications are usually rare.
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The ideal candidate has a healthy amount of hair growth on the sides and back of the head. The more hair the patient has in the donor sites, the better the overall results. It is important to discuss your expectations with your surgeon. In addition, various factors may alter the cosmetic result, including hair color or texture.