Can I get a hair transplant procedure done over cleft lip scars?

The area really is small, and i've seen great work done with it before. I know that this can vary by complexity.

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Hair transplant for Cleft Lip Scar

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Hair Transplant can successfully minimize or eliminate the visibility of scars in hair bearing areas such as scalp scars and facial scars.  Cleft lips could be successfully treated today, but they almost always leave a visible scar.  Hair transplant can fill the hair in the scar area.  Most people need only one transplant for this with a limited number of grafts.  For a perfect coverage at times a second procedure is needed.


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Cleft Lip Hair Transplant

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It is a good option when performed correctly. Hair angle, graft handling and placement are of most importance to achieve a great result.

Hair transplants for Cleft Lip

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This is an excellent treatment for cleft lip. When placed in the scar in the proper direction, it will grow like a beard/mustache. Keep it longer as if you shave it, the scars might show.

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Hair transplant

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Yes you ca get hair transplant done  to camouflage the scar line over your lip.  It is usually very successful treatment option to hide the scar.

Michael Meshkin, MD
Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Hair transplant and Scalp MicroPigmentation to cleft lip scars can be a great option.

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Hair transplant and Scalp MicroPigmentation to cleft lip scars can be a great option.  It is always a good idea to check with your doctor to make sure you would be a good candidate.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Hair transplant

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Yes, transplants can be done over scars including cleft lip. Blood supply to scars differs from the traditional grafting site of the scalp. This makes the success rate slightly lower.

Dr. Jeffrey Epstein- Response

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Yes, hair transplantation is often a great way to conceal cleft lip and other type of lip scars. There are two ways for obtaining the grafts- the strip and the FUE approach. The key to aesthetic results is proper angulation of the hairs.

Hair transplant for cleft lip scar

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Generally speaking, yes, hair transplants can be done to scars from cleft lip repairs.  For the most accurate answer for your specific case you would be best served by having a consultation with a plastic surgeon that performs hair transplant/restoration procedures to make sure the area you are interested in has sufficient blood supply to support the new grafts or what other options may be available to you. Good luck.

Hair transplant for cleft lip scars

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Hair restoration is a great option for cleft lip scars. You will want to sit down with a hair transplant specialist to understand all the options - but cleft lip camouflage with hair transplantation is highly successful

Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD
Vancouver Dermatologist

Cleft lip scars hair

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We presume you are mail and have facial hair and the scar is in hairbearing areas of the upper lip. Then the answer is yes. Ususally beard hair is used for the donor grafts. 

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon

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