Gender-Affirming Hair Transplant Surgery for Transgender Patients By Bernard Arocha, MD on March 27, 2024

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Gender transition is a personal process that involves unique challenges and benefits. As people transition, they deserve every tool to help their outer appearance reflect their inner identity. The hair transplant surgeons at Arocha Hair Restoration in Houston, TX, offer several techniques to support gender-affirming care.

Gender-affirming hair transplant surgery for transgender patients may be appropriate for individuals making the transition to a male or female identity. Our variety of hair restoration services can create a fuller hairline, add facial hair, or soften the hairline to create a more feminine aesthetic. We are happy to customize treatment to help our patients achieve their aesthetic goals.

Hair Transplant

Hair transplant surgery takes hair follicles from one area of the head (typically the back of the scalp where hair tends to be fuller) and transplants it to areas of hair loss or thinning. At Arocha Hair Restoration, we offer two hair transplant techniques: follicular unit transplant (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). Each procedure offers its own benefits, and both allow for precise control of hair transplant treatment. We work with patients to determine the technique most appropriate for their situation.

Traditionally, hair transplant surgery restores a thicker, fuller hairline for individuals with hair thinning or pattern baldness. Hair transplant surgery can also be a valuable part of gender-affirming care. By transplanting hair follicles, Dr. Arocha can rebuild and reshape the hairline. Depending on our Houston patient’s unique needs, a hair transplant can create a fuller, more masculine hairline; or a softer, more feminine hairline.

Facial Hair Transplants

When someone is transitioning, a facial hair transplant can be beneficial. It is difficult for many men to grow the facial hair they desire. Facial hair growth can be particularly challenging for our transgender patients. Facial hair transplant takes hair follicles from the scalp and transplants them onto the face to create the desired appearance. A facial hair transplant can allow patients to enjoy a beard, mustache, sideburns, or fuller eyebrows.

Beard Transplant

Many consider a beard to be a defining feature of a masculine appearance. When people do not get the growth they want, a beard transplant can help. A beard transplant allows patients to achieve a full beard when natural genetics do not provide the desired growth. During a beard transplant procedure, Dr. Arocha takes donor hair follicles (typically from the back of the scalp) and transplants them to the face. Follicles are transferred based on the style of beard the patient desires, which may include sideburns and a mustache.

Eyebrow Transplant

While the eyebrows are a minor facial feature, they can have a significant impact on creating a masculine or feminine appearance. Individuals with naturally sparse eyebrows or thin brows due to overplucking can benefit from an eyebrow transplant. An eyebrow transplant uses donor hair follicles to add volume to the eyebrows and enhance their shape. When planning eyebrow transplant treatment, we consider our Houston patients’ natural face shape and aesthetic goals.

Contact Us

At Arocha Hair Restoration, we believe everyone deserves to feel confident in their appearance, so we are proud to offer services that support gender-affirming care. To find out how our hair restoration techniques can help your appearance reflect your genuine being, contact our clinic online and request a consultation at your earliest convenience.

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Arocha Hair Restoration

Since 2002, Bernardino A. Arocha, M.D. has been transforming lives through the power of hair restoration. With an artistic approach and a variety of procedures available, Arocha Hair Restoration has a track record of providing stunning results. Dr. Arocha is affiliated with prominent organizations with memberships that include:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS)
  • Fellow, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)
  • American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ASHRS)
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)

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