NASHVILLE, TN, December 22, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- An innovative, automated hair transplant device now offered by Dr. Jack Fisher (www.drjackfisher.com
), among the leading plastic surgeons in Nashville, can restore hair without the need for sutures or scars.
The NeoGraft Follicular Unit Extraction System offers a hair transplant alternative for selected patients who can benefit from the automated procedure.
"The NeoGraft system
provides my Nashville patients another option for restoring thickness to thinning hair," Dr. Fisher says, reminding patients that "it's still important to find a plastic surgeon with the expertise to determine whether the NeoGraft system is right for them."
Dr. Fisher has specialized in hair transplant procedures
in Nashville for years and is recognized nationally as one of the leaders in hair restoration techniques.
There are a few different popular hair transplant methods, Dr. Fisher says. The follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant technique involves taking small hair grafts (about 1 millimeter or smaller) from a donor site of healthy hair follicles, usually the back of the head where hair is thicker.
During a manual transplant procedure, Dr. Fisher uses a specially designed tool to harvest 1 to 4 follicles at a time with pinpoint precision. The NeoGraft system automates this procedure using a handpiece with gentle, uniform pressure to extract the tiny follicles. Both are minimally invasive procedures that result in virtually unnoticeable scars, but the NeoGraft option generally speeds the process.
NeoGraft also optimizes the survival rate of the delicate hair follicles by eliminating any direct handling of them and keeping them moist in a specialized container throughout the harvesting process.
Many plastic surgeons who offer NeoGraft have little hair restoration experience. Dr. Fisher is one of the few plastic surgeons in the region with the experience and skill to offer both NeoGraft and manual hair restoration techniques to his patients.
"For appropriate patients, the NeoGraft system can streamline the hair transplant process and produce excellent results," Dr. Fisher says. "I see it as a welcome addition to the options for patients who want to restore a healthy head of hair."
Another technique, called the strip method, transfers a strip of skin with healthy hair follicles to another area where hair is thinning. Dr. Fisher says this option is also appropriate for selected patients and stresses the need for a consultation with a hair surgery expert to find out what's best for each patient.
Dr. Jack Fisher (www.drjackfisher.com
) is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast enhancement, body contouring, and facial enhancement, as well as non-surgical skincare treatments. He is well-known and respected throughout the country and has been a speaker at conferences throughout the world on breast and aesthetic surgery, and he is known for his long record with hair transplant surgery. He is an associate clinical professor of plastic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Fisher received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He completed internships and residencies in general surgery at George Washington University Medical Center and a plastic surgery residency at an Emory University affiliated hospital. He was on staff at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, from 1981 to 1986 as an attending plastic surgeon.