More than 50 million men and women in America are affected by hair loss. By the age of 35, 40% of men will have noticeable hair loss, while 65% of women will experience hair loss before the age of 60. A receding hair line, thinning hair and bald spots can significantly decrease your confidence and make you look older, but modern hair transplant surgery offers a great solution. At Cosmetic Surgery Specialists in Bucks County, PA, double board certified oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Alan Brackup offers both Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) techniques. As a double-board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Brackup specializes in performing natural-looking hair transplant techniques that use your own hair to fill in receding, thin and bald spots so you can enjoy a fuller head of hair.
"My search was over after being referred to Dr. Brackup!!!. My son's wedding was coming up in August, 2016. My eyes were horrible .When I smiled you saw know eye's. I met one surgeon that was scared to remove the lower bags. How would that look? Didn't make sense. With Time running out by chance I when to a new hairdresser, that had her eyes done and look beautiful. Even though Dr. had a busy schedule,he made it a point to fit me in for June 28th. I was assured my eye's would look beautiful by August 20th. Dr. Brackup was right. I had Upper and lower procedures done. Dr. sculpted my eyes to compliment my high cheek bones. They are beautiful. At 60 years old I look twenty years younger!! Dr. Brackup and his entire staff were kind and honestly the best experience I ever had. He is gifted with hands of gold. He only works from the neck up and is a oculoplastic surgeon. My confident's is through the roof. I walk with my head high for the first time in a very long time. Thank you, Dr. Brackup for setting this butterfly free!! Before pictures click on Rosemarie P. Thanks"- R.P. / Yelp / Apr 06, 2017
"My experience with Dr Brackup was A plus! Dr. Brackup spent time with me to decribe my procedure and to answer all of my questions. The procedure went amazingly well . Dr Brackup reached out after the surgery and was available for all follow up questions. I highly recommend Dr. Brackjup and I wojuld definitely go to him again"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 25, 2019
"Dr Brackup and Staff Are First Rate! - I'm now about seven weeks post surgery and I am thrilled with the results of my deep plane facelift. After turning 60, it became clear that fillers were an ineffective waste of money to treat worsening jowls and sagging. Tired of a losing battle with gravity, and feeling much younger than I was looking, I turned to Dr. Brackup after research on this site and others, and after meeting the doc and his team. I was looking for three things in my cosmetic surgery provider: (1) confidence in their caring and competency, including board certification; (2) assurance that the results would be natural; (3) transparency and expected accuracy in what to expect before, during and after the procedure. I can say that Dr. Brackup and his staff have scored high on all three counts. During the initial consultation, I never had the feeling that Dr Brackup or his staff tried to sell or suggest anything that needed "fixing," rather they responded in their professional judgment with the best treatment recommendations for what was bothering me. Once I selected Dr. Brackup, his office and surgery center provided the appropriate level of pre-op instruction. Care the day of and following surgery was first rate, and I thought his affiliated surgery center and staff were terrific, too. Best of all, I'm simply delighted with my new look (and the friends in whom I've confided have been effusively positive in their comments). If you think you're ready to take the plunge, I can confidently recommend Dr. Brackup and his practice."- G. / RealSelf / Oct 02, 2023
"Dr. Brackup and the staff are great. Everyone is very kind in the office and they make you feel comfortable about discussing whatever it is you’re looking for. He will be very straight forward with you on your concerns of getting something done and not just agree to everything you want. This shows that he cares!"- K.G. / Yelp / Sep 15, 2023
"I had upper/lower eyelid blepharoplasty with lower lid laser skin resurfacing. Everyone in the office is very professional and friendly. They are very prompt with your appointments, no unnecessary waiting. I just had my last follow up appointment yesterday and I am completely amazed and happy with results. The took the final picture and placed it next to the before picture and I was surprised how much of a difference there was. It was hard for me to honestly see it because I have been dealing with being told how tired I look, how unattractive I look and how angry I look due to the circles under my eyes since I was 15. I am 61 now so my brain is so conditioned to believe I look a certain way. Recovery was not bad and Dr Brackup and the staff were always available if I had any questions or needed to see them. Highly recommend. Also, they are truthful with you about the results you can expect based on you, your skin, your circumstances and expectations. "- L.H. / Healthgrades / Aug 18, 2023
Hair transplantation is a process in which follicles are taken from an area where the hair is plentiful and placed in areas where hair loss has occurred. FUE quickly and painlessly removes the hair follicles from fuller areas of the head and implants them to balding areas. FUE slides out the graft smoothly, so there is no pulling or twisting, which can risk damaging the graft. Some patients may be better candidates for the FUT or strip hair transplant method. FUT removes and transplants several hair follicles at once. Dr. Brackup will discuss both techniques and recommend the better procedure designed for your hair loss.
What To expect
During FUE, a knowledgeable technician grafts individual hair follicles from areas where you have minimal or no hair loss. These will then be transplanted into the areas of balding. A session can last up to 3-5 hours or more, depending on the amount of grafting to be done. The FUT procedure is done by removing a strip of hair and extracting multiple hair follicles at one time, the follicles are then split, and placed into areas of balding. Both procedures are done in our in-office surgical suite and patients can be given a medication to help them relax. Your scalp will be numbed for the procedure. After the procedure, it is normal to experience tenderness for the first few days. We will provide you with all your post-operative instructions prior to the procedure.
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Hair Transplant Surgery FAQs
Does It Work?
The science behind hair grafting has been simplified over the years. Hair follicles are taken from areas of the scalp that are genetically programmed to continue to grow. Once the hair follicle has been implanted into the balding area, the grafted hair will stay in place for about 2 – 3 weeks before shedding. After shedding, the new growth will begin in 3 – 4 months; this is normal and an important part of the new hair growth process. After that time period, the hair will continue to grow normally and the results will look healthy and natural.
Does It Look Natural?
Gone are the days of unnatural, “doll’s head” plug grafts. With the most modern techniques, we are able to create extremely natural hairlines. Also, if you like to keep your hair short, the FUE procedure leaves virtually undetectable scars.
There is no significant difference in hair growth or density using FUE or FUT (strip) techniques. There are advantages and disadvantages to each approach. In terms of the quality of results, hair growth will be evident from either FUE or FUT. We will discuss all possible options during the initial assessment.
During the initial consultation, the scalp will be assessed to make sure the patient is a candidate for hair transplant surgery. Candidates for hair restoration surgery are those individuals with hair loss that also have sufficient donor hair on areas of the scalp to transplant into balding areas. The best candidates are those men and women with only frontal or partial hair loss and with adequate donor hair.