Hi Doctor, thanks for your site
I am keen on getting a hair transplant, but i am a little bit worried about the scaring that will occur.
I was just wondering, say i only want a small amount of grafts done, is it possible to get a procedure which will only produce a small scar in length, say one 5cm long on the back of the head rather than one from ear to ear?
Thanks in advance for your reply.
You need to talk with your surgeon, and ask these specific questions and convey your wishes. You do NOT have to have an ear to ear scar. There are options for hair transplantation, such as the FUE procedure, which produces no linear scar.
A shorter length linear scar (5cm long) is possible though, and would obviously yield less grafts than a longer strip. It all depends on how many grafts you are expecting or require. A 5cm length strip might yield anywhere from 300 to 600 grafts (depending upon height of the strip and the density of your donor hair), but this is a VERY general estimate and will vary with each individual.