Mustache transplant is a popular hair loss treatment for men. It may be performed as a single procedure; however, hair specialists often conduct mustache transplant treatment together with other facial hair transplants such as beard transplant or even eyebrow transplant. In Europe, mustache transplant procedure gained popularity in recent years along with a growing trend for maintaining facial hair rather than shaving it. It’s also worthy to note that the average mustache hair transplant cost is more affordable in certain countries than in others. Patients usually opt for a mustache transplant in Turkey due to overall costs and the fact that it’s a touristic destination.
Moustache transplants, as well as beard transplant or eyebrow transplants, are usually performed by using the DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) or the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) techniques. Both of these procedures offer great precision in the implantation process, which, in turn, allows the mustache transplant technician to be able to carefully design the new facial hair according to the patient's wishes. Both of these techniques also offer one additional bonus, and that is the lack of visible scars in the donor area, which is not the case with other techniques, namely Follicular Unit Extraction.
Who Is This For?
Healthy individuals who have thin mustache hair for hereditary or hormonal reasons, or due to an injury, trauma, burn or scar.
Potential Risks & Side Effects
During the recovery period of mustache transplant surgery, the crusts will begin to heal from one week to ten days and there will be no scarring. The results are natural, consistent and permanent if the procedure is performed in good clinics and by experienced surgeons.
Success Rate: 95%
There are no alternative treatments than mustache transplant for regrowth the damaged mustache hair follicles.
How Does it Work?
Just like in a hair transplant, mustache transplant specialists prefer using the FUE technique. The surgeon will harvest hair follicles from the donor area (mainly your head) and then implant them into the mustache area. If you don’t have enough hair in your donor area, the surgeon can also take follicles from your chest.
For your online consultation, we will kindly ask you to send your photos as shown in the Photography Guide down below, so we can evaluate your case.
What Does a Beard
Transplant Surgery Involve?
Each and every beard transplant procedure is customized according to every patient’s needs, preferences, and the clinic’s practices. To help you better understand, here is the beard transplant step-by-step guide:
1. Online consultations
First things first, an online consultation (between you and a Beard Transplant specialist) will be scheduled –this is done in order to make sure that you’re a suitable candidate for the beard transplant surgery. You will be asked to send some pictures of your face and head (from the front, left, and right sides of the face, mustache area, and the back of the head). After a Hair Transplant specialists reviews your pictures, you will be told the approximate number of grafts that you need. During the online consultations, expect the following questions:
2. Planning your trip and choosing the clinic
When you decide to have a beard transplant, our first step will be to present to you several detailed options of clinics and doctors. After you have chosen your preferred clinic and doctor, we will then set up an operation date and arrange your trip. All the dates are set according to your preferences!
We recommend that you arrive in Turkey a day before the surgery, so that you can have enough time to rest.
3. Final consultation with your surgeon
When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your beard transplant surgeon. Part of the discussions will be about your expectations and goals. After this, the surgeon will make an illustration of what to expect by drawing marks on your new beard line.
4. Medical Examinations
Before the surgery commences, your surgeon will examine your overall health state by making different tests such as physical and blood tests. When the tests results are known, your final surgery preparation will begin.
5. Preparation for surgery
As part of your final surgery preparations, your surgeon will give you local anesthesia. This is done so that you don’t feel any sort of pain or discomfort during the procedure. If your surgeon decides to use the FUE technique, the donor area will be shaved down. Suppose you have Trypanophobia (fear of needles), you will have to let us know during the first consultation so that we get you a doctor who can make anesthesia without using needles.
6. FUE mustache transplant surgery
Once the anesthesia kicks in, the surgery will commence. Your surgeon will extract hair follicles one-by-one using microblade and micro punches. All extracted hair follicles will be stored in a container that has a special solution that keeps the grafts alive. Depending on the amount of hair follicles to be transplanted, it usually takes between 3 and 8 hours to complete the surgery.
7. Check-up after the operation
A day after the surgery, you will meet with your surgeon for a post-op review, and it is during this session that the surgeon will give you some guidelines to follow during the recovery period.
What Should I Expect After a Mustache Transplant Surgery?
Things You Should Do Before Surgery
Is Mustache Transplant Painful?
You may feel pain or soreness after the procedure is done. However, your surgeon may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.
Does Mustache Transplant Leave a Scar?
In FUE facial hair transplant procedures, no pain is felt during the procedure, and there are no sutures or scars after surgery.
When Can I Shave After a Mustache Transplant?
You can start shaving eight days after the procedure. Most of the transplanted hair will fall out in two to three weeks. After this normal process, hairs begin to grow again after four months. When the hair grows again, you can shave them normally.
Our team will dedicate their effort and time to help you choose the clinic best for you. Our goal is not just to find ‘a doctor’ for you, but to find ‘the right doctor’.