Hair transplant procedure

For some people, hair loss can be very distressing. At Spire Wellesley Hospital in Southend on Sea, Essex, we are committed to providing our patients with the personalised and professional service they would expect from a high quality private hospital.

Worried about hair loss? Why not book a free mini consultation with a consultant surgeon? Ask anything, pay nothing.


What is a hair transplant?

A hair transplant procedure is the process of moving hair roots from the back of scalp (the permanent hair zone) and implanting into the area of hair loss. Hair can also be taken from other hair bearing areas of the body.

Two types of hair transplant procedure are available; Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) where micro hair grafts are harvested from the back of the scalp directly as single hair units, or Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) as a strip of hair bearing skin.  This is then dissected into natural follicular units of one, two or three hairs by a team of trained technicians before being implanted and redistributed into the micro slits in the area of baldness or thinning.  

An artistic approach and microsurgical skills are used to design the hairline and transplant the hair, ensuring the correct angle and orientation is achieved. The donor area is closed with stitches and usually heals without leaving a noticeable scar as the hair regrows.

Which type of graft harvesting technique is utilised depends on various factors including; patient choice, suitability and the number of grafts that are required to complete the procedure. All of these points will be discussed thoroughly and agreed during an initial consultation with the Consultant. 

Who is suitable for a hair transplant?

The ideal candidate will have enough density of hair on the back of scalp to be used for the grafts and would have clear expectations as to what can be achieved in their particular case following consultation with the surgeon.

The group of people who could benefit from hair transplant include those suffering with:

  • Male baldness with receding hairline to the front and temples
  • Thinning or hair loss on the top of the head and crown areas
  • Female hair loss with thinning
  • Advancement of hairline producing a high forehead in men and women
  • Burn or traumatic scar alopecia and loss of hairline
  • Stable patchy alopecia
  • Scar alopecia following surgery

Hair transplant procedures can also help with:

  • Eye brow thickening and reconstruction
  • Hairline creation and designing 

To book an appointment for a free mini consultation or for more information regarding Hair Transplant procedures, why not give one of our friendly Treatment Enquiry Advisers a call on 01702 447 926 or complete our treament enquiry form of the right of this page.

Mini consultations are an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about hair transplant surgery, and are not a formal out-patient consultation. If you wish to proceed to surgery, a full out-patient consultation will be required.

For more information please click on the links below:

What should you ask the consultant.pdf

What happens during the procedure.pdf

What to expect following a hair transplant.pdf

What are the associated risks.pdf


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Who is your surgeon?

Deciding to undergo a hair transplant is a big step, and we advise anyone considering the procedure to take the time to research their surgeon first. The consultant who carries out hair transplant procedures at the Spire Wellesley Hospital is Mr Bhagwat Mathur MBBS, MS, M.Ch(Plastic) FRCS, FACS, Consultant Cosmetic and Plastic surgeon.

For more information regarding Mr Mathur and his qualifications please click here.

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