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MTF Hair Transplant
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Exceptional Care for Your Journey

San Francisco Hair Transplant for MTF Women

At The Hair Transplant Center, we understand the life-changing impact of gender-affirming care. For many individuals, hair transplant represents an important facet of treatment for gender dysphoria. With over 15 years of experience as a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Edward Miranda and the team at the Hair Transplant Center have the experience and skill to deliver the latest innovations in hair transplantation, informed by an understanding of the role of hair aesthetics in gender-affirming care. We strive to deliver the best MTF Hair Transplant San Francisco has to offer. Our treatment plans focus on reducing the distress of gender dysphoria by providing exceptional, personalized results.

What is a MTF Hair Transplant?

Male-to-Female (MTF) gender-affirming hair transplant is a type of gender-affirming surgery that utilizes hair transplantation to create a more feminine hairline. A high or square-shaped hairline is often associated with a masculine aesthetic, while feminine hairlines tend to be lower and more rounded, providing a softer-looking frame for the facial features. Our San Francisco MTF hair transplant specialists are highly attuned to both the technical aesthetic aspects of this procedure, ensuring our patients achieve a beautiful and permanent result. 

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How Do MTF Hair Transplants Address Gender Dysphoria?

Hair plays an important role in framing the face and expressing gender identity. A MTF hair transplant can help create a more feminine hairline and overall appearance, reducing dysphoria, improving mental health, and providing an important means of self expression through gender affirmation. The results are permanent, so you can embrace your authentic self with treatments completely tailored to you.

Your MTF Hair Transplant Procedure

Women seeking gender-affirming hairline surgery may benefit from either follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant and forehead reduction surgery. The process of designing your personalized treatment plan begins with a consultation. This is a vital part of your journey, allowing you to make well-informed decisions about your care and helping our team gain a clear understanding of your needs, goals, and preferences. Below, we outline a few of the key differences between FUE hair transplant and forehead reduction surgery. Selecting the best option for your needs will involve in-depth discussion and collaboration with Dr. Miranda to ensure the best results for your specific needs. 

FUE Hair Transplant

Precise: FUE involves extracting individual hair follicles from a donor area and transplanting them to the desired location. It's less invasive compared to traditional strip harvesting methods.

Customized Results: The incredible control we are able to maintain through the FUE transplant process allows us to create results that fit your goals. The hair comes from your own donor area and is precisely grafted to provide the correct density and arrangement to blend with the surrounding hair.

Quick Recovery: The recovery time for FUE is generally shorter compared to the hair transplant techniques of the past, which removed strips of hair and skin.

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MTF Hair Transplant Recovery and Aftercare

Committed to Exceptional Results

Aftercare is a vital part of achieving the most successful results following a MTF hair transplant or hairline-lowering procedure. To ensure an optimal outcome, it is essential to protect the treatment area as it heals, following the instructions and guidelines your provider gives you. We emphasize ongoing support as the treatment area recovers and your new hairline is established. In addition to checking your progress at post-operative visits, we are always available to help our San Francisco MTF Hair Transplant patients with any questions or concerns after their procedure. Following a week or two of social downtime to accommodate healing, you should be able to return to regular activities.

MTF Hair Transplant Results

Following your treatment, the transplanted or advanced hair will continue to grow, letting you enjoy your new look with assurance. A lower, softer hairline accentuates your facial features to create a more feminine profile. You can also enjoy new hairstyles without worrying about a forehead that appears too high, allowing you to express your genuine gender identity and aesthetic. Subtle yet transformative, the results of your hair transplant or hairline lowering surgery can be a significant part of your gender-affirming care plan

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MTF Hair Transplant

Frequently Asked Questions

MTF hair transplant surgery is often part of a comprehensive approach to gender-affirming care and can be a part of a comprehensive surgical plan that includes other facial feminization surgeries for a more holistic transformation. We understand that your journey may be ongoing, and we take all of your goals into consideration in order to contribute to a harmonious result. 

Coverage will depend on the details of your insurance plan. While hair transplants and hairline lowering are often considered elective cosmetic procedures, some providers deem them medically necessary as a component of gender-affirming care. Our office team is extremely experienced in navigating insurance plans and requirements and will work with you and your insurance provider to ensure you receive all the coverage you are entitled to. 

For MTF hair transplant surgery, we use the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method, collecting individual follicles with the assistance of a precise micro-punching device that can leave some scarring, although it is usually difficult to see. Hairline advancement involves a well-shaped incision that is hidden along the hairline, which is typically a favorable area for scarring.