Hair Restoration Surgery Program

Hair Restoration Surgery Program

Massachusetts General Hospital’s Hair Restoration Surgery Program offers the latest techniques for hair replacement and restoration performed by world-class plastic surgeons in a private hospital setting.

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Overview

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital offers the latest techniques for hair replacement and restoration.

Our patients enjoy the peace of mind that comes from undergoing all procedures—nonsurgical and surgical—at a world-class academic medical center.

Advanced Expertise from a Collaborative Team

Our Harvard Medical School-affiliated physicians are among the most experienced and skilled plastic surgeons in the United States. Our surgeons explore and develop leading-edge surgical procedures and noninvasive techniques, and incorporate these advances into their practice.

Innovative Technology in Hair Restoration

Hair loss can be devastating to both someone’s appearance and self-esteem. The goal of hair restoration surgery at Mass General is to restore or to fill in thinning hairlines as well as bald areas.

Using the latest technology and advances in hair restoration:

  • Hair is taken from a donor site, which contains hair follicles around the sides and back of the head
  • These areas are used since they are the most viable and will grow hair throughout a person’s lifetime
  • After the hair has been transplanted to the thinning or bald areas of a person’s scalp, these hair grafts will maintain their integrity and continue to grow perpetually

Hair restoration can be used for aesthetic reasons or to treat an injury that caused hair loss.

Learn more about the patient experience

Patient Experience

Before Your Procedure

You will meet with one of our surgeons to review your medical history and assess your emotional perspective toward hair restoration. This ensures that you have realistic expectations to the success of the procedure. The surgeon will thoroughly examine your hairline and scalp and may even take a sample of your hair or skin.

We may share before-and-after photos to demonstrate the benefits of various surgical options. Our goal is to give you a realistic picture of what to expect so that you can make an informed decision. We also review what's involved in any surgery, including:

  • Anesthesia
  • Anticipated results
  • Hospital care
  • Postoperative recovery, including pain management

During Your Procedure

The procedure itself can take anywhere from 4-5 hours depending on the number of grafts (healthy skin from a donor site that is attached to the needed area) are being performed. The procedure is performed in our outpatient office under local anesthesia.

Following Your Procedure

Immediately after the procedure, the sites where the hair has been transplanted are going to be visible and appear as very small wounds. These heal quickly and within a few days will no longer be visible. You are sent home with a very specific post-treatment protocol and will wash your hair the next day.

Approximately 3-4 weeks later, the individual hairs in the transplanted grafts will start to grow and then will fall out. It generally takes up to four months for the new, permanent hairs to grow at the average rate of hair growth, which is about ¼ to ½ inch per month.

Our Surgeons

  • Bojovic, Branko, MD

    617-371-4702

    Accepting New Patients

    Board Certifications
    • Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: Shriner's Hospital for Children
    • Boston: MGH Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ehrlichman, Richard J., MD

    617-726-3712

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Burn reconstruction
    • Laser surgery
    • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
    • Hair restoration
    • Facelift, Necklift, Rhinoplasty
    Board Certifications
    • Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: MGH Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Boston: Shriner's Hospital for Children
    • Nashua: MGH Children's Specialties at Southern New Hampshire Med Ctr
  • Faulkner, Heather R., MD, MPH

    978-882-6893

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Breast augmentation, Breast lift
    • Body contouring after childbirth, massive weight loss, aging
    • Liposuction
    • Labiaplasty
    • Botox and fillers (Juvederm)
    • Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
    • Cosmetic surgery
    • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
    Board Certifications
    • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery
    Locations
    • Danvers: Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
    • Boston: MGH Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Conditions

  • Hair Loss

    Shedding 50 to 100 hairs a day is normal. When a hair is shed, it is replaced by a new hair from the same follicle and the growing cycle starts again. Scalp hair grows about one-half inch a month. As people age, the rate of hair growth slows.

  • Hair Problems

    Hair problems may be due to cosmetic causes, such as excessive shampooing and blow-drying, or due to underlying diseases, such as thyroid problems.

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Contact

Contact Us

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Wang Ambulatory Care Center 435

55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114, USA

We are also located at:

Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA 01923

The Mass General Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is located in the Wang Ambulatory Care Center at 15 Parkman St. Parking is available in the Parkman St. and nearby Fruit St. and Yawkey Center garages. Please note that some GPS systems do not recognize the 15 Parkman St. address. If you use a GPS system to drive to Mass General, enter Blossom St. as your destination, and then turn onto Parkman directly from Blossom.

Call for more information: 877-990-4121

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