The hair transplant schedule

After having had a consultation with one of our doctors, you will have a recommended number of grafts and sessions and the cost of those.

Once you are ready to book a date for your procedure (normally about 4-6 weeks ahead), then we will ask you for a non refundable deposit of £500 to secure your booking and send out a letter of confirmation. This will include preoperative instructions and consent form which can also be downloaded from this site.

On the day we normally need you in by 09.30am in Harley Street but the time will be confirmed to you.

We recommend that you wear button up shirts (not T shirts), have a good breakfast and allow enough time to get here promptly. We can help find local accommodation if you wish.
You need to bring a stiff baseball hat to wear afterwards (not a woolly, beanie or floppy hat).

You will get chance to speak to your doctor before the procedure and they can discuss any other queries with you. Your “before” photos will be taken and your blood pressure/health checked over by the nurse. Patients rarely need any sedation as most people find it easier than going to the dentist but please tell us before the day of procedure if you feel you will need some relaxants (eg you have needle phobia etc).

Normally, the first part of the procedure (when the hair grafts are removed) takes about 1 hour and then it is time for a break before lunch. The second part is usually much longer, as that is when the grafts are replaced.

During this break, we provide lunch – please let us know of any dietary requirements.

Depending on the number of grafts, we will usually finish the procedure by mid to late afternoon, so please make sure you have put enough money in the car park.

Finally, once finished, we’ll go over your instructions and you’re free to go. It is useful to bring a firm baseball cap (not woollen hat) to wear to go home with afterwards.

Dr Rogers “After eleven years in hair restoration surgery and ten years of stabilising my own hair loss with Propecia, I thought it was time to have a hair transplant myself. Like all patients, I have my own “comfort zone” where the degree of hair loss was acceptable (even if I didn’t like it!) and Propecia has kept me at that level. However, although the Propecia is still working, things change. In particular, hair loss does age you. Young guys can still look young with hair loss but men in their 30’s and 40’s can suddenly start looking ten years older than they really are. So for me, it wasn’t a change in my hair loss that made me have a hair transplant, it was the ageing of my face that prompted me to do something. Also, like all doctors, I’m a terrible patient because I’m used to being the one performing the surgery, so I really needed to find someone I felt comfortable with, both personally and professionally. Having trained Dr Kemp myself and seen her work, I found the doctor for me.”

Dr Rogers Compliment Letter 2015 – SG

When I arrived at the clinic on Harley Street I was welcomed warmly by the staff and did not have to wait long before the Surgeon (Dr Richard Rogers) came and introduced himself. I then sat down with Dr Rogers who spent time getting to know me, asking very detailed questions. He then spent some time with me penciling on different hairlines giving me plenty of time to think, whilst giving his expert opinion and advice on what would look the most realistic. When I had decided on the placement of my new hair line Dr Rogers made sure that I was happy with the outline drawn one last time walking round showing me it from different angles using a mirror. Through Dr Rogers being so intent on making sure I was 100% happy with the procedure before going ahead really helped me feel comfortable and sure with my decision. With my hairline drawn and having been made to feel completely relaxed by Dr Rogers I was walked to the surgery. Even then Dr Rogers continued to make me feel comfortable introducing me to each of his nurses and explaining each step to me in detail of what they would be doing whilst he performed the procedure.

 

Having talked through the procedure with me and going over everything in extreme detail Dr Rogers asked me to place myself on the chair and then began to adjust the position making sure that I was completely comfortable. Now that I was sat comfortably and ready for the procedure to begin Dr Rogers began to guide me through each step before doing so. To begin with he explained that he would be administering general anesthetic to numb the surrounding area, and told me that it may hurt a little like a pinch. However, I did not feel a thing! In fact I didn’t even realise Dr Rogers had begun, he was so gentle and light handed I was shocked and of course extremely pleased! With the first part out of the way and the surrounding area completely numb, Dr Rogers told me that he would now begin to remove the strip of skin. At this stage I could honestly not believe how it was possible that I could not feel my skin being cut away. Throughout the procedure I was not once in pain and Dr Rogers continually made sure that I was ok and checked that I was in no kind of pain.

 

Better still Dr Rogers talked to me throughout the procedure and joined in with conversations between the nurses and myself. This really made me feel at ease and at times I nearly forgot that I was having a hair transplant. With my strip of skin removed and the nurses now taking each hair follicle from the skin, Dr Rogers began to stitch my skin back together. Even now I could not feel a thing and before I knew it Dr Rogers had finished. Whilst the nurses continued to separate the hair follicles Dr Rogers offered me some water and asked if I had any food to eat to help boost my sugar levels. Once I had eaten a snack and topped myself up with water Dr Rogers made sure that I was comfortable before the procedure continued. He then explained that he would be administering some local anesthetic to the surrounding area for the hair follicles to be placed. With the area numbed and having been told what was to happen next Dr Rogers began to make tiny pin pricks into my skin for the hair follicles to be placed in by his nurses. I cannot stress enough how I did not feel a thing and it was over with so quickly, he was a magician with his hands! It was now time for the final part of the procedure; the nurses began to delicately place my hair follicles in one by one.

 

With the procedure now finished and my new hairline complete, I was given plenty of time to slowly sit myself up. Dr Rogers then offered me some water and food to help boost my sugar levels. Now that I had my bearings back, Dr Rogers walked me into a quiet room and showed me to a mirror. He then said that he would leave me for a few minutes to look at the hairline. After a few minutes had passed he knocked on the door and asked if I was happy with the outcome, to which I found myself near on speechless! I told him how happy I was with it and continually thanked him for doing such an amazing job. He then asked me to take a seat and began to explain in detail how to care for my new hair each day and gave me a detailed plan on paper. He then gave me a spray that he explained would help to clean any blood away from the surrounding area. After making sure that I was completely happy with the outcome and asking if I had any questions Dr Rogers shook my hand and wished me the best of luck with my new hairline.

SG