I have lost my sideburns and thinned out my temples after I had plastic surgery. Can you put the hair back with hair transplants?
Yes, complications of hair loss in face lifts and brow lifts are the most common type of hair transplant I perform on women. Here is a great example of the before and after picture on one such patient with red hair who had more than one face lift. Note that the entire side burn area was bare ‘before’ the hair transplant as was much of the temple hair. When the face is lifted tightly, the side burn and side hair around the ear is often either weakened or removed during the repair process. The more facelifts a person has, the greater the price to hair loss and my role in restoring the hair becomes more critical. Women want to pull their hair back as a styling option and many face lift patients can not do this. Clearly, this red-head can wear her hair in a bun showing off the side hair as she did as a younger woman.
The photo on the left is before, the photo on the right is after. Note the scars from the last recent face lift she had on the picture on the left. The transplants hid the scars nicely. Click to enlarge.