I have a question about possible future hairloss. I have a list of procedures I want to have done and thought I knew the best ordering of them. I plan on having a hair transplant first, this so my hair has time to regrow. About 6 to 7 months later I would have a SMAS Facelift. However, I have been reading about the hairloss common to post face lifting and now I am perplexed. Bear in mind, my eyebrows are to be lifted with a method that doesn’t go near my hairline on top, however, it is the sides of my hairline, the temple region that has me stressed. A facelift will deal in that area and quite truthfully, I can’t afford to lose hair there. It is already thinned out considerably as it is. But, I need to have the facelift. So, is it possible to have a “temple” hair transplant? I don’t see any way around this. Help me by imparting your knowledge so I make an educated choice. I think I can proceed with the transplant on top, to be scheduled in early december, but what about the temples and future facelift?
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my question and solve this.
Generally, I like to do hair transplants after face lifts, because if there are any problems to the hair caused by the face lift or brow lift, they can be addressed at the time of the hair transplant. A good deal of my practice is this type of surgery. Clearly, the newer face lift procedures spare some, but not all of the problems. You can follow your facelift with a hair transplant after a few weeks to a few months. If there are hair problems following the facelift, they will be evident by month three.