Hair transplantation is a surgery that can be used to alter the appearance of your hairline as well as adding volume to thinning areas. Hair transplantation can be used to alter the gender-specific appearance of patients during gender reassignment. As part of undergoing a transition, you may want treatment for reshaping and adjusting your hairline.
What is transgender hair surgery?
Transgender hair surgery is simply a hair transplantation procedure that will be designed with your transition in mind. The advanced techniques used during an FUE hair transplant can help to restore a full and natural looking head of hair for those transitioning from female to male and for those transitioning from male to female can use hair transplant surgery to help form a more feminine hairline. Hair transplantation can reduce gender dysphoria related to hairlines and high foreheads.
Female to Male hair transplant
For those undergoing FTM transition, your male hormones can change your appearance – which can include changes to your hair. Over time you can experience male pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness can happen with the male hormone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) attaches itself to the hair follicles. Over time, this alters the hair growth cycle and can cause the hair to shed and not grow back.
There is no treatment for male pattern baldness, there are some hair loss medications such as finasteride that can be used to freeze hair loss, however, it cannot reverse any signs of male pattern baldness that you may have occurred. If this is the case, an FUE hair transplant can be used to give the appearance of a full head of natural-looking hair for our FTM transgender patients.
Hair transplantation surgery can also be used during a female to male transition to help create a desirable beard and eyebrows. As part of the transition, you will have eyebrow and beard hair grow and change, however, for some the hair can be patchy or not as full as you would like.
Male to Female hair transplant
Transitioning from male to female can, however, have the opposite effect. The change in your oestrogen levels can counteract the effect of DHT on hair, which can counteract the effects of DHT on the hair.
However, if you had some transgender balding as a male before transitioning you could be left with thinning areas on the scalp or even a hairline that has some resemblance to a receding male. We can use the revolutionary FUE hair transplant procedure to correct your hairline to give it a more feminine appearance. Most men who have experienced balding have a slight ‘m’ shaped hairline, which we work to transform to a more feminine curved hairline during an MTF hair transplant.
Transgender hair transplant cost
The cost of a transgender hair transplant can vary for each person with costs starting from £3,000. The cost will be dependent on your hair characteristics and factors such as the overall complexity of the transplant and the number of grafts that need to be transplanted.
To get an idea of the cost of a hair transplant you can use our graft calculator as well as our hair transplant cost page. This will allow you to estimate the number of grafts you will need transplanted and then match this up with the expected cost.
Transgender hair surgery at the Harley Street Hair Clinic
At the Harley Street Hair Clinic, all of our hair transplantation surgeries are performed by registered doctors and we only perform FUE hair transplantation, you can see how this works here. We use FUE as it is the most revolutionary procedure available and leaves patients with the most natural and realistic hair restoration results possible.
We require all of our patients to visit us for a no-obligation consultation before we can offer you a date for your treatment. Our consultations are private and confidential and give you the opportunity to meet our team and feel comfortable in our clinic.
During your consultation, your doctor will be able to assess your current hair and discuss exactly what you want to get out of a hair transplant. Our doctors will discuss what they expect your results to be like and answer any questions you may have. During your personalized consultation, your doctor will also be able to give you an accurate price for your treatment.
You can schedule a consultation here.