Hair Plug Repair

New Hope for Old Hair Plugs with Micro-Follicular Unit Hair Grafts

Got plugs? Do you or someone you know have hair plugs that are unsightly or painfully obvious? Are you aware that solutions are readily available to correct this problem? At the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration, we offer hair plug repair in Rochester, NY using the latest techniques in hair transplantation. We can help remove and/or camouflage old plugs to create a much more natural-looking hairline.

Because Dr. Vito Quatela, Dr. Heather Lee, and Dr. Alex Montague are experienced hair transplant surgeons, people travel not only from Buffalo and Syracuse, but also internationally to the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration. Request a consultation using the online form, or call our office at (585) 244-0323 to schedule an appointment.

Hair Plug Repair Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Hair Plug Repair Case 1038 Before & After View #1 | Rochester, NY | Quatela Center for Hair Restoration
Before & After
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Revision Hair Transplant Case #1

Follicular unit transplantation (FUT). 2988 grafts. Graft placement to hairline and forelock around previous plug grafts.
Hair Plug Repair Case 1037 Before & After View #1 | Rochester, NY | Quatela Center for Hair Restoration
Before & After
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Revision Hair Transplant Case #2

Follicular unit transplantation (FUT). 1200 grafts. Graft placement to fill in "plugs" and repair frontal hairline achieved by old style, large grafts.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.


The Camouflage Technique for Hair Plugs

Camouflaging is a repair technique in which micro follicular units are strategically placed around existing plugs to help make the original hair transplantation less detectable. This technique is ideal as a stand-alone for individuals whose previous grafts were placed at the correct angle, aren’t positioned too close to the hairline and are not unnaturally large in size. If a person does not meet these criteria, the camouflage technique can still be used but only after problem grafts and plugs are removed and redistributed. All previous grafts are saved and reutilized.

Hair Plug Reduction

In many instances, individuals require the surgical removal of problem grafts. The surgeon removes the grafts using a round punch instrument that is equal to or slightly smaller than the size of the previous instrument used to create the plugs. The surgeon may leave a small part of the graft in the scalp to create a smaller and more natural looking hair graft. Any round and visible holes left from the removed grafts will be sutured shut. The plugs that are removed will then be dissected by our team of experts into smaller follicular units.

Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Compassionate and dedicated to personalized patient care, Dr. Quatela is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon recognized worldwide for his expertise in facial rejuvenation. He established the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery in Rochester, New York to provide excellence in aesthetic surgery.

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Hair Plug Recycling

Since follicular units consisting of 1, 2, 3 and 4 hairs occur naturally, the hair being transplanted will follow this same pattern in order to achieve optimal and natural results. The larger follicular units will be placed directly adjacent to the plugs and will also be used to fill in any gaps in between. The single units will be placed at the very front of the hairline with the 2 and 3 hair units located closely behind. The success of the transplant will depend greatly on the placement and condition of the previous plugs and the availability of sufficient donor hair.

Dr. Heather Lee Dr. Heather Lee

Heather Lee, M.D.

Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

A board-certified facial plastic surgeon and a board-certified otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeon, Dr. Lee is dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children by using her surgical talents. She specializes in procedures of the face and head including facelift, functional and cosmetic nose surgery, blepharoplasty, and injectable treatments.

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Get a New Lease on Life

Many people living with improperly placed hair plugs have experienced a great deal of grief and scrutiny over the years. Thanks to advances in technology and the expertise of hair replacement surgeons who are well versed in hair repair techniques, viable solutions are readily available. There is no reason that you or anyone you know needs to suffer the embarrassment of plugs any longer. Call our office today to explore the repair options available and see how easily your confidence can be restored.

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Dr. Alex Montague Dr. Alex Montague

Dr. Alex Montague, M.D.

Board-Certified Otolaryngologist—Head And Neck Surgeon

Known for his exemplary skills in both technique and patient care, Dr. Montague is a highly-trained facial plastic surgeon and board-certified otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon. He specializes in cosmetic and functional facial surgery and injectable treatments.

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Your Destination for Hair Restoration

The Quatela Center for Hair Restoration is a leading name in hair restoration across upstate New York. Men and women frequently travel from outside the area—even internationally—to enjoy our refined expertise in creating natural-looking hair transplant results.

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