Although hair loss affects approximately 35 million men and 21 million women, it is something that many do not take lightly. Technological advancements in hair loss restoration has made it possible for men and women to restore their lost hair in a minimally invasive manner. NeoGraft is an FUE hair replacement system offered by Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Rolando Morales. It is a breakthrough technology in hair replacement that is noninvasive, and proven to be fast and effective in producing hair growth. In addition, it does not result in any scarring such as the traditional “hair strip” transplant approach.
"57 Years Old and Had a Tummy Tuck and Lipo of Flanks, Bra Line, and Back - Houston, TX - Dr. Morales is AWESOME! He truly cares about his patients. He looks you in the eye when talking to you and is very honest about the expected outcome. When he is with you for an appointment or on the day of surgery, he makes you feel that he has all the time in the world to answer any questions you may have. I sent an email with a couple post op questions and Dr. Morales personally answered me back very quickly. Phone calls are also returned in a timely manner. Dr. Morales even gave me roses after the surgery! I would definitely recommend him to anyone considering cosmetic surgery. Well worth me having to drive 4 hours for appointments to have a wonderful doctor like this. - - I decided to have a TT and lipo of the flanks, bra line, and back due to the fact that with age my body was getting fat deposits and losing tone. Walking and diet had not been able to take care of my torso area. I was getting “my mom’s body shape” and I knew that I didn’t look as good in my clothes as I would like.After I went for my consultation and paid for the surgery, I kept questioning myself on my decision. “Am I too old to go through this?” “Is this going to be worth it?” “Is this a waste of money?” I’m sure many of you have thought the same thing. I am so glad that I did go through with the surgery. Even though I still have minor swelling at a little over three weeks out, I am amazed at the difference in my body. I feel great and have had no major issues.My surgery was on a Tuesday. From the time I walked into the hospital, everyone was kind and caring and made sure that any questions I had were addressed. I stayed in the hospital the first night and I had a compression garment on that wrapped around me and Velcroed in place. Wednesday I went to a hotel since I lived four hours away and my doctor wanted me to stay close for a few days. Thursday my doctor sent a home health nurse to check my incision and answer any questions I might have. Took my first shower this day also. I had read that pinning the drains to an “exercise band” draped around your neck would help during shower time and it definitely worked great. Friday I came home after an appointment with the doctor to check on how things were going for me.10 days after surgery, I went back to the doctor to have my drains removed. I had heard stories about the pain associated with having the drains removed, but thankfully I had no pain at all. At this appointment, they also changed me from the wrap around compression garment to body suit type of garment. This new garment is like a body suit that goes from a bra at the top to my knees. It is like a girdle for the entire area and is a lot more comfortable than the wrap around garment.17 days after surgery they took the surgical tape off my incision. The stitches will dissolve. I now wear steri-strips over the incision. Day 30 I will go back and they will start doing scar therapy. My scar is already a VERY thin line and looks good.The pros for me have been many. I love my new shape. Even with a little of swelling still, I look a lot better in my clothes. I know my confidence will be helped also since I feel that I look better.The only cons I can even think of are the expense and being restricted on activities for now."- C. / RealSelf / Jan 27, 2017
"Awesome Doctor!! - Awesome doctor! Dr. Morales is a very kind and caring person. I felt comfortable from the day of my consultation all the way through the procedure and post-op appointments. He takes the time to answer any questions you have without making you feel rushed. His staff are wonderful to deal with also. He even gave me roses after my surgery! Due to his excellent care, I have had no issues... - - Awesome doctor! Dr. Morales is a very kind and caring person. I felt comfortable from the day of my consultation all the way through the procedure and post-op appointments. He takes the time to answer any questions you have without making you feel rushed. His staff are wonderful to deal with also. He even gave me roses after my surgery! Due to his excellent care, I have had no issues with healing and I look great! (I am 57 years old and had TT with lipo of flanks, bra line, and back)"- C. / RealSelf / Jan 25, 2017
"51 Years Old, Weight Loss Loose Skin, Very Unhappy with my Appearance. - Dr. Morales is fabulous. You can tell he really cares about his patients. I felt very comfortable and assured about my procedure. He explained all of my options and answered all questions. I'm so glad I chose him as my plastic surgeon. His bedside manner is very comforting. I've already recommended him to others that are amazed with his work. - - I had had weight loss surgery and lost a lot of weight. This left saggy skin all over my body. A friend that had used Dr. Morales for some procedures recommended him. I was a little nervous at first but was put completely at ease by Dr. Morales and his staff. He did a complete evaluation and recommended procedures. He did a great job of answering my questions and his educated office staff.The results are much better than I imagined they would be. I can't tell you how happy I am. I wish I had done this sooner."- K. / RealSelf / Jan 10, 2017
"36 Years Old, 3 Boys and in the Best Shape Ever!!! - Best Doctor ever!!! I did research for months before I found Dr. Morales. He has been so good to me and I feel great!!! I went from a size 14 in dress to a size 4-6, from a size 34 in jeans to a size 27 and am still loosing inches!!! - - I had 2 c-sections in one year and was very depressed with the body I was left with. I did my research and found a great doctor. I feel great! I had a mommy makeover and some lipo here and there. It was a great experience. Dr. Morales did an excellent job in making sure I was satisfied with all of his work!!!"- E. / RealSelf / Nov 30, 2016
"55 Y/o Female - Houston, TX - He is fantastic. - - Dr. Rolando Morales Jr. is fantastic. I am so thankful I chose him as my surgeon; I had consulted with six others before making a decision. He is very skilled and the best at his craft. He cares about his patients. He far exceeded my expectations. I had several procedures at one time; upper and lower eyelid surgery, bilateral brow lift and under eye fat grafting. He is the BEST..."- H. / RealSelf / Nov 15, 2016
Who is a Candidate?@headingTag>
The best candidates for NeoGraft are those with only frontal or partial hair loss and with adequate donor hair in the back of the head. NeoGraft essentially takes small grafts of hair from the back of the head and transplants them to the front. Dr. Morales will conduct a thorough consultation and will first ensure that there is enough hair to transplant. Candidates for this approach typically where their hair short.
NeoGraft uses a special pneumatic technology that removes and slides hair out seamlessly and safely into very small sections. There is no yanking, pulling or twisting. The grafts are then implanted into the areas where the patient desires hair growth. This process takes place in an effective timeframe so that hair follicles do not risk becoming damaged in the transplant process. This increases the chance for follicle survival and long-term hair growth.
NeoGraft takes place inside Dr. Morales’ plastic surgery center. Each session, depending on how many grafts will be used, can last up to 3 hours. After treatment, the patient’s head will be thoroughly rinsed and a protective medicated ointment will be applied to the scalp. It is very important that patients follow Dr. Morales’ postoperative guidelines so that the grafts can be properly cared for at home. It is normal to experience tenderness for the first few days following the procedure. Exercise and vigorous activities should be limited for the first couple of week so that the grafts can heal without additional swelling.
The reason why hair follicles are taken from the back of the head is because that area is genetically programmed to continue to grow. These follicles, once transplanted, will continue to grow as long as the follicle remains healthy. The NeoGraft system is engineered to ensure a safe and effective follicle transplant. Once the hair follicle has been implanted, patients will be informed that a “shedding” phase will occur. This should not cause any alarm. The grafted hair typically stays in place for about 2-3 weeks, and then sheds. The next growth phase of hair generally takes place within 2-4 moths. During this time, new hair growth will occur and the results will look normal and natural.
NeoGraft is priced differently for every patient. Our plastic surgery office charges per graft, as well as the complexity of the case, the number of areas to be treated, and the number of sessions it takes to achieve the desired results. On average, treatment can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $16,000.
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Dr. Morales looks forward to meeting with you to discuss your hair restoration goals. He will consult with you to see if you are a candidate for this procedure and then work with you to develop a treatment plan. Please call our Houston, TX plastic surgery office for more information.
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- Average Cost
- $3,000 - $16,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-6 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 8 Weeks
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