The primary objective of these surgeries is immediate results. This will be a temporary result, however, as the transplanted hairs will fall out within the first month after the surgery, and then, 2–3 months later, will start to grow again.
The emotional response of patients being able to see the immediate effect is a powerful stimulus for a surgery of this kind, giving the chance to enhance the result. However, the immediate result is not the only advantage of long-hair transplant. Transplantation of long hair gives the surgeon, as well as the patient, more opportunities:
Immediate confirmation of a natural look of the transplanted hair, both for the doctor, and for the patient.
The post-surgical period is unnoticeable, in comparison to standard hair transplant surgeries.
More exact determination of the final growth of the transplanted hair.
More exact information exchange between doctors and patients concerning their expectations and actual results.
More precise determination of the ideal density of the transplanted hair in each individual.
Increased capability of the patient to take part in the hair transplant process.
A more profound understanding by the patient of the nature of poor hair growth situations.
Interactive definition of the ideal hair density.
Access to advanced technology is required to perform the transplant of long hair, and only highly-skilled specialists can conduct these surgeries.
The length of the transplanted hair can be 2 cm or more.