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Transgender Hair Restoration

Transgender Hair Restoration

Newport Beach, CA
Transgender patients often find hair restoration surgery to be a life-changing procedure. Whether you are just beginning your journey, or you’ve been considering hair restoration for quite some time, this transformative procedure can help align your external appearance with your gender identity.Dr. Christopher Varona finds inspiration in the way this single procedure can completely change a patient’s outlook on life. He and his expert team work closely with you to design a treatment plan that allows you to feel comfortable and confident during your transition.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation for transgender hair restoration in Newport Beach.

Male to Female (MTF) Patients

Many MTF patients seek out hair restoration because their male pattern baldness makes it challenging to achieve a truly feminine appearance. The goal of MTF hair restoration is to help feminize the patient’s appearance and restore thick, healthy hair. The techniques used to transplant hair usually include either FUT or FUE hair restoration. These surgical methods are minimally invasive but can increase hair density and reshape the hairline.

It’s also common for MTF patients to undergo a hairline lowering procedure. This is not a hair restoration technique, but it is an excellent option for those who have a naturally high, masculine-appearing hairline. Dr. Varona also offers eyebrow transplant surgery to produce defined, feminine eyebrows.

Female to Male (FTM) Patients

FTM patients usually experience excellent results with hormone therapy, but sometimes this isn’t enough to meet their aesthetic needs. These patients typically seek hair transplant procedures for the beard, mustache, and sideburn areas.

While hormone therapy can be a fantastic option for increasing hair growth on the body for FTM patients, it can also cause a noticeable loss of hair on the head. Consequently, some FTM patients seek FUE or FUT hair restoration to address a thinning hairline due to the increased male hormones. 

Treatment Options

Transgender Hair Restoration in Newport Beach

FUE (follicular unit extraction) is a detailed oriented, minimally invasive procedure that involves harvesting individual hair grafts from the patient’s scalp and transplanting them into areas of thinning hair. This procedure is performed in several steps:

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) involves manually extracting hair grafts from the back of the head and then transplanting them into areas of thinning hair. Dr. Varona is renowned for his expertise and artistry with this technique, and he is one of the few hair transplant surgeons who manually performs the extractions himself. This ensures your results will look completely natural, and the transplanted hair is seamlessly incorporated into your natural growth pattern.

Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) is another popular option for transgender patients looking to increase density for thinning hair. With this procedure, a small strip of tissue is removed from the back of the head. After the individual grafts are dissected from the tissue, they are transplanted into the desired areas. FUT is an excellent option for patients seeking a substantial increase in hair density.

Facial hair transplants can be performed to increase density for the beard, mustache, and sideburn areas for FTM patients. Dr. Varona typically uses FUT or FUE surgery for facial hair transplantation, but this depends on the hair type and the patient’s ultimate goals. He takes great care to perform this procedure with artistry, allowing patients to achieve natural-looking masculinization.

Well-defined eyebrows can lend a feminine appearance for MTF patients. Depending on the patient’s hair type, Dr. Varona will use either FUT or FUE surgery to create fuller, more defined eyebrows with a feminine arch. While this is a sometimes-overlooked aspect of MTF feminization, it can have a significant aesthetic impact.

Cosmetic hairline feminization is frequently sought by MTF patients who would like to correct a naturally high hairline. This minimally invasive procedure involves making an incision along the patient’s hairline and then bringing the scalp forward on the forehead.

While hairline lowering on its own is not a hair restoration procedure, it can significantly improve the appearance of a receding hairline. To complete the look and create a rounded hairline, transplantation may also be incorporated into the treatment plan.

Frequently ASked Questions

FUE Hair Transplant Surgery

Transgender hair restoration procedures are minimally invasive, making recovery relatively easy for most patients. Patients who undergo FUT or FUE surgery may experience mild pain, tenderness, and swelling around their sutures for about three days. Most people can resume their regular daily activities by the third day after surgery.

Scalp advancement surgery may produce moderate swelling and tenderness near the incision sites, but these temporary symptoms typically subside after about a week. Patients usually resume work and other activities after one week.

Your consultation with Dr. Varona will allow you to explore your options thoroughly. You can expect every question or concern to be addressed in detail. Based on your goals and extent of hair loss, a custom treatment plan will be created for you.

Hair transplants are permanent, so your results will be very long lasting. However, hair loss may continue to occur on untreated areas of the scalp. MTF patients who combine their transgender hair restoration with hormone therapy often experience the best results.

Meet Dr. Varona

Blending Artistry with Surgical Excellence

As a former hair transplant patient himself, Dr. Varona understands the transformative power of hair restoration. He is inspired by the way these treatments can completely change someone’s outlook, and he has spent the last decade perfecting techniques that produce natural-looking, long-lasting results. Dr. Varona approaches hair restoration from an artistic perspective; the graft sites are meticulously placed to match the patient’s natural hair.

Dr. Varona blends this artistic approach with superior surgical techniques to restore thick, healthy hair. He is one of the few surgeons who perform FUE extractions himself, and he uses specialized tools to manually control the depth, angle, and distribution of hair grafts for natural-looking density. This dedication to detail and artistry has made Dr. Varona one of the leading hair transplant surgeons in the field.

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