Convenience in Care for Cosmetic Surgery Patients

The Plastic Surgery Center’s Dr. Andrew Elkwood Offers Hair Restoration With Facelifts

Convenience is something that everyone enjoys, and The Plastic Surgery Center in New Jersey is offering just that to its patients. Dr. Andrew Elkwood and his team have been performing hair restorations simultaneously with facelift procedures for several years. Not only is this combination one that truly benefits the patient, but it is also unique to his practice. That’s because, in addition to his own extensive experience, the surgical team he has assembled includes a licensed hair transplant expert.

How is the Dual Procedure Performed?

When a facelift is typically performed, loose skin from the face and neck is pulled toward the scalp. The skin is then removed along the hairline, and thus, pieces of the healthy scalp are removed, as well. In the past, these pieces were discarded. Today, however, these scalp pieces can be recycled as both micrografts (grafts with one or two hair follicles) or minigrafts (grafts with three or four hair follicles) and repurposed for hair restoration that occurs simultaneously with a facelift.

This use of a combined procedure method is not always readily available, making this a unique and convenient patience experience to Dr. Elkwood’s practice, with the added bonus of a much shorter recovery process.

As Dr. Elkwood explains: “Many women who have facelifts also have thinning hair, so I use the follicles on that scalp skin to give them a hair transplant and augment their thinning hairline.”

The facts substantiate Dr. Elkwood’s experience. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), nearly 125,000 Americans received facelifts in 2015, and approximately 114,000 of those facelifts were for women. In addition, 50 percent of U.S. women over the age of 50 experience thinning hair or pattern baldness.

At The Plastic Surgery Center, the use of the cutting-edge NeoGraft® automated follicular unit extraction (FUE) and implantation system allows for an incision-free and next-day-recovery hair transplant procedure. This is a revolutionary advance in the field.

What Are the Benefits of NeoGraft?

In the past, a hair transplant involved a painful strip system which was time-consuming, covering only small areas in which hair was being replaced. The strip system also required incisions that left scarring. With NeoGraft, however, there are no incisions nor scarring, as follicles are individually implanted. It also allows for large areas to be easily transplanted.

With a multitude of women receiving facelifts and experiencing thinning hair, it is a true bonus to combine both procedures utilizing this advanced hair transplant technology.

Dr. Andrew Elkwood, a double-board certified plastic and general surgeon, has decades of experience in both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, and is renowned for his revolutionary procedures. He is a member of The Plastic Surgery Center, which offers the latest and most cutting-edge methods for all of its procedures. It is also one of a handful of practices to offer both facelifts and hair restoration to its patients simultaneously and at no extra charge.