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Hair Transplant New York City

Hair transplant, or micrografting, is taking hair follicles from area of hair abundance to area where hair loss has occurred.

Hair Transplant


Conveniently located to Serve New York City



  • Time: 5-8 hours
  • Local Anesthesia


  • Ambulate the night of surgery
  • Shower 2 days after surgery
  • May return to work next day


  • No submerge in water for two weeks


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  • *Individual results may vary.

  • *Individual results may vary.

  • *Individual results may vary.

  • *Individual results may vary.

Why Hair Transplant?

As we know from haircuts and styling, the appearance of hair has a major impact on the overall outlook of a person. A receding hairline creates a premature aging look and further increase daily stress due to worry of progressive hair loss. In selected patients, hair transplants can restore the youthful appearance by replanting hair to the anterior hairline. In traumatic cases, techniques of hair transplant can also be used to restore lost beard or eyebrow hair from the previous injury. At Dr. Lao’s office in NYC, hair transplant has been an increasingly popular procedure.

What is a Hair Transplant Procedure?

Hair transplantation is a cosmetic procedure designed to restore one’s hair by surgically removing hair from one area (donor site) of the body and transplanting it to another. In many cases, the hair is removed from the sides or back of the head and transplanted to the top. It’s an excellent solution for those suffering from thinning hair or significant balding.

How is it Done?

There are mainly two techniques of hair transplants. The Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) involves taking a strip of hair and scalp, most commonly from the back of the head, then under magnification divides them into smaller units then implant them. Dr. Lao will dissect the tissue and transplant the individual follicles to the area where the hair is thinning. This process may also leave a linear post-surgical mark.

The other technique, which is called follicular unit extraction (FUE) is taking individual hair follicles then implant them one by one into the anterior scalp. The advantage of FUE is no visible scar but requires slightly more time and a larger hair donor area during the procedure.

What to Expect During Your Hair Transplant Procedure

Dr. Lao will begin your hair transplant procedure by cleansing the scalp. He will then administer a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area and ensure that you remain comfortable throughout the entire process.

After the anesthetic takes effect, the donor hair follicles will then be harvested from the designated areas using the FUE or FUT methods. Once the necessary amount of hair is removed, it will then be placed precisely into the recipient area.

How Much Does Hair Transplant Surgery Cost in NYC?

The cost of a New York City hair transplant can vary on a number of factors. During your consultation, Dr. Lao will meet with you in his Manhattan office and go over all associated costs.

Recovery After the Hair Transplant

You may feel some discomfort after the surgery is completed. We’ll provide medication to help you feel more comfortable as you heal, reduce the risk of infection, and limit any swelling that may occur. It’s important to take some time off work to ensure that you receive enough time to rest and recover. Patients can usually return to their normal daily routine after about a week.

Contact Our Office

Hair transplantation can help rejuvenate your full head of hair and the confidence that comes along with it. If you’re interested in learning more about the hair transplant procedure in New York City, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. William Lao today. Dr. Lao is a highly-skilled, double-board-certified plastic surgeon who is dedicated to providing patients with personalized care and stunning results.

Surgical approacheS

Male Pattern Balding with Receding Hairline
Male Pattern Balding with Receding Hairline
Traditional Incision for Hair Transplant
Traditional Incision for Hair Transplant
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Pinpoint Incisions
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Pinpoint Incisions


Every surgical procedure and aesthetic treatment we offer is specifically tailored to satisfy the unique needs of the individual. When you come in for a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Lao, he can find the perfect aesthetic approach that provides you with your ideal results.