A mustache transplant is a surgical procedure where hair follicles from one part of the body, usually the back of the head, are transplanted to the upper lip to create or enhance a mustache. It is typically done for individuals who have difficulty growing a full mustache or have lost facial hair due to injury, scarring, or medical conditions.
The process of a mustache transplant typically involves the following steps:
- Initial consultation: The patient meets with a qualified surgeon to discuss their goals, medical history, and suitability for the procedure.
- Donor hair extraction: Hair follicles are harvested from the donor area, usually the back of the head, using micro FUE technique.
- Preparation of recipient area: The upper lip area is prepared by creating tiny incisions or recipient sites where the transplanted hair follicles will be placed.
- Hair graft placement: The extracted hair follicles are carefully implanted into the recipient sites, ensuring proper angulation and density to achieve natural-looking results.
- Post-operative care: The patient is given instructions on how to care for the transplanted area, which may include medication, gentle washing, and avoiding certain activities that may disrupt the healing process.
- Recovery and growth: Over several months, the transplanted hair follicles go through a shedding phase before new hair starts to grow. Full growth and results can be seen within 6 to 12 months after the procedure.