Many people are familiar with hair transplants, as they made up about 90,000 of the 15 million cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States last year. About one fifth of those surgeries were done in the Mid-Atlantic region including New York City. While hair transplants have been on the scene since the 1950s, there are a growing number of new trends in the hair restoration practice. Hairline lowering in New York is on the rise among women. Another trend gaining popularity among young men in New York is facial hair transplanting to increase beard fullness. Here is a closer look at these two trends that are shaping the field of hair restoration.
Hairline lowering is a routine outpatient surgery that is performed almost exclusively on women. Although some men qualify for this procedure, transplants are generally more favorable. Many women seek hairline lowering because a shorter forehead is associated with attractiveness. A simple, two hour operation can significantly boost confidence for women with high hairlines and help them feel beautiful. Surgeons who perform hairline lowering can typically move the scalp one to two inches forward depending on elasticity. No scars are visible as new hair grows around and in front of the area where the scalp was moved. Most people can return to work within two days.
Facial Hair Transplants
New York is the epicenter for this growing trend among young men. As little as two years ago, only a handful of these procedures were performed each year. Now, it is common for hair restoration doctors in New York to see two to three patients per week, especially in Brooklyn. Young men view a thick beard as a symbol of masculinity, coolness, and attractiveness. Those who have trouble growing facial hair can feel self-conscious or left out, which prompts them to seek surgery. This is very similar to the way women with high hairlines approach hairline lowering in New York. Facial hair transplants take hair from the head or chest and graft it to the face using local anesthesia. The new beard hair grows naturally and can be shaved.
These are just two of the biggest trends in hair restoration sweeping New York. Conact Dr. Ende’s office for a consultation today!