Surgeon-Led Specialist Clinic

Led by plastic surgeon Dr. Ayad Harb, we pride ourselves on the standard of care, quality and safety of our treatments.

Central Clinic Locations

SRGN has three state of the art clinic locations in Central London, Bicester & Ascot.

Care Quality Commission

We're regulated by the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

GMC Registered Surgeons

All of our surgeons are registered with the General Medical Council.



Hair Transplant

What is Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplantation is a refined surgical procedure that provides a permanent solution to hair loss, a condition that affects millions of men and women globally. The procedure has evolved over decades, now offering methods that are minimally invasive and produce natural and satisfying results.

The procedure generally involves the extraction of hair follicles from a 'donor area,' typically the back or sides of the head where hair is more resistant to thinning. These extracted follicles are then meticulously implanted into the 'recipient area' where hair loss or thinning has occurred.

Two primary techniques used in hair transplantation are Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).

  • FUT: This method involves removing a thin strip of skin with hair from the donor area. The strip is then dissected into individual follicular units, which are transplanted into the recipient area. Although this method may leave a small scar, it often allows for a higher number of follicles to be transplanted in a single session.
  • FUE: A more recent innovation, FUE extracts individual hair follicles directly from the donor area, using a specialized tool. This method typically leaves little to no visible scarring and is often preferred for patients who wear their hair very short.

Both methods require the careful placement of the hair follicles into the recipient area, ensuring the correct angle, depth, and direction to mimic natural hair growth. The success of the procedure relies heavily on the skill and experience of the surgeon, who must also consider factors like hair color, texture, and wave to create a seamless and natural appearance.

Post-procedure care is crucial, with specific guidelines for washing, avoiding certain activities, and possibly taking prescribed medications to prevent infection or promote healing. Typically, the transplanted hair will shed over the first few weeks, a normal part of the process, allowing new, natural hair growth to take its place.

Hair transplantation is not only about relocating hair but about restoring confidence and well-being. The artistry involved in modern hair transplantation at SRGN goes beyond mere surgical skills. It encompasses a deep understanding of facial aesthetics, individualized planning, and the ability to create a hairline that looks both youthful and age-appropriate.

It's essential to have a thorough consultation with a skilled surgeon to discuss your specific needs, expectations, and suitability for the procedure. At SRGN, we prioritize patient education and engagement, ensuring that every individual embarking on this transformative journey is well-informed and comfortable with the process.

The journey to a full head of hair can be a deeply personal and life-changing one. With today's advanced techniques and SRGN's commitment to excellence, the dream of restoring not just hair but confidence and vitality is within reach for many who suffer from hair loss.

At a glance

Treatment Time

4-8 hours



Hospital Stay

Not required

Full Recovery

10-14 days

Time off work

3-5 days


48 hours post-surgery


1 week


24 hours

Benefits of the treatment

Hair transplantation is more than a mere medical procedure; it's a profound rejuvenation of appearance and self-confidence. Today's hair transplantation methods at SRGN are designed to recreate a natural hairline, paying close attention to details like direction, density, and texture. Each follicle is meticulously placed to match the existing hair, providing a seamless and realistic outcome.

The transformative nature of hair transplantation lies in its ability to offer a permanent solution. Unlike temporary treatments that require continuous upkeep, hair transplantation provides enduring results. The follicles taken from regions resistant to balding will continue to grow in their new locations, allowing patients to enjoy a full head of hair long-term.

This permanent solution to hair loss isn't just about aesthetics; it has the power to elevate self-confidence and enhance social interactions. Both men and women can benefit from hair transplantation, with customized approaches available to address the specific patterns and causes of hair loss in different individuals. Each patient's face shape, age, and preferences are carefully considered, resulting in a tailored treatment plan.

What distinguishes hair transplantation is the fact that it doesn't necessitate any special maintenance post-procedure. Once the transplanted hair begins to grow, it can be treated just like the rest of the hair. This includes regular washing, styling, and cutting. This aspect of convenience makes the process even more appealing to many individuals.

The safety and efficiency of hair transplantation have been proven over time, and when performed by skilled professionals like those at SRGN, the success rate is exceptionally high. Even beyond the immediate physical transformation, hair transplantation often leads to significant improvements in professional and social lives. This rejuvenation in appearance can translate into positive energy and opportunities in various facets of life.

Furthermore, the value of the procedure can be seen in the overall psychological well-being it promotes. The sense of regaining control over appearance can have a profound effect on overall mental health, leading to a more positive and optimistic outlook on life. The compatibility of hair transplantation with other treatments and the continual advancements in technology make this procedure more precise, effective, and patient-friendly.

The investment in hair transplantation at SRGN is not just an investment in appearance but in quality of life itself. With its combination of artistry, medical expertise, and commitment to patient satisfaction, SRGN's approach to hair transplantation offers more than just a cosmetic change. It's a comprehensive solution that addresses the multifaceted impact of hair loss, providing not only natural and permanent results but also restoring hope, confidence, and a positive self-image.

Is A Hair Transplant Painful?

Most patients are pleasantly surprised to find that the hair transplant procedure is less painful than anticipated. Local anesthesia is administered to numb the donor and recipient areas, virtually eliminating pain during the procedure. Some patients might experience mild discomfort during the injection of the anesthesia, but this is generally brief. Post-procedure, patients might feel some tenderness, swelling, or tightness in the treated areas. These sensations are usually manageable with over-the-counter pain medications and subside within a few days. Our team at SRGN provides detailed post-operative care instructions and remains available to address any concerns, ensuring that your comfort and well-being are prioritized throughout the healing process.

How Long Do The Results Last?

A hair transplant provides a permanent solution to hair loss. The hair follicles transplanted from the donor area are genetically resistant to the hormone that causes hair thinning, meaning they continue to grow naturally in the recipient area. Over time, the transplanted hair will follow the same growth pattern as the surrounding natural hair. It's essential to note that a hair transplant does not prevent the future loss of existing non-transplanted hair, so additional treatments or medical therapies may be recommended to preserve overall hair density. At SRGN, we take a comprehensive approach, considering your long-term hair health to provide lasting satisfaction.

Will It Look Natural?

Achieving a natural look is at the core of modern hair transplantation techniques, and our team at SRGN places great emphasis on this aspect. By selecting the appropriate method, planning the hairline design, and considering factors like hair density, color, texture, and direction, the transplanted hair is made to blend seamlessly with existing hair. Post-transplant, the hair grows in gradually, making the change subtle and organic. The artistry involved in this process requires extensive experience and skill, and our surgeons are trained to deliver results that honor each patient's unique characteristics, ensuring a result that looks and feels natural.

What Is The Recovery Time?

Recovery time after a hair transplant can vary based on the individual and the specific technique used. Most patients can return to non-strenuous work within a few days following the procedure. Mild swelling or redness might be present but usually resolves within a week. Full recovery, including resumption of exercise and other strenuous activities, typically occurs within 10-14 days. It's important to follow all post-operative care instructions provided by SRGN, as adherence to these guidelines can greatly influence the speed and success of the recovery. Regular follow-up appointments will allow your surgeon to monitor healing and address any concerns promptly.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Like any surgical procedure, hair transplantation may present some potential side effects, although they are generally mild and temporary. These might include swelling, redness, numbness, or itching in the treated areas. Occasionally, minor scarring may occur, especially in the donor area. With the FUE method, scarring is typically minimal and often unnoticeable. Proper post-operative care, including keeping the area clean and following specific washing and activity guidelines, minimizes the risk of infection or other complications. At SRGN, we provide detailed instructions and continuous support to ensure a smooth recovery, and we choose the best-suited technique for your particular situation to minimize potential side effects.

About Our Clinic

Located in the heart of Ascot, Bicester, and London, the SRGN Clinic exemplifies afusion of cutting-edge science, unparalleled skill, and an unwavering commitment to patient care. The clinic stands as a beacon of excellence in thefield of aesthetic and plastic surgery.

Leading the team at SRGN is Dr. Ayad Harb, a renowned plastic surgeon and aesthetic trainer. His expertise, honed by years of experience and a genuine passion for improving lives, defines the very core of the clinic's ethos. Dr. Harb's innovative techniques, combined with an artistic eye for detail, enable him to deliver consistently exceptional results that are tailored to each patient's individual needs and desires.

At SRGN, we believe in the transformative power of aesthetic and plastic surgery. Our treatments, ranging from non-invasive procedures to complex surgical interventions, are designed to enhance and accentuate your natural beauty. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable, and confidential environment where you can discuss your aesthetic goals openly, and together we create a treatment plan that brings these goals to life.

Every member of the SRGN team shares a deep commitment to patient care. We prioritise your comfort, safety, and satisfaction from the moment you step into our clinic. Each of our facilities mirrors the luxury and tranquility of their surroundings, offering a serene space where you can embark on your journey to self-improvement.

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