Sweden is a European developed country and therefore has an advanced medical sector. There are many qualified surgeons who perform hair transplant surgeries. Sweden is a European country where there has been much development. The lifestyle of the Swedish is very fast and there is a constant struggle among the various classes of society. The people of Sweden, like any other country, also suffer from hair loss due to the stress levels and other factors that cause hair loss. It is due to the same competition, that people have become more conscious and turn towards methods of hair restoration to look and feel better. The best method of hair restoration is the hair transplantation surgery, which produces long lasting results. Hair transplantation surgeries were done initially in the 1950s for treating hair growth issues resulting from accidental scars and gaps resulting from burns or birth deformities. This kind of procedure became very successful and hence it became a cosmetic procedure that was used to treat people who suffered from baldness. There are two types of hair transplants; the strip method and the follicular unit extraction (FUE). In Strip harvest method, sharp scalpels are used to remove a strip of hair from the back of the head or any other part which has good hair growth. This strip is then dissected into smaller units and then planted on the bald patch. The wound from removing the strip of hair is stapled together by the use of surgical staples. The FUE method is much more technical and involves extraction of individual hair follicles that are then planted on the bald patch. Before the procedure it is advised that the candidate does some research and finds a good surgeon and clinic for this kind of a procedure since it is a tough decision to entrust your looks to a surgeon whose reputation is not well known. Hair transplant surgeries are a sensitive procedure since the whole outlook of a person depends on this. The past patients’ testimonies, experiences and results must be observed before engaging any surgeon. Once the surgeon is selected, consultation takes place. During this consultation all the aspects of the procedure are discussed. The surgeon takes his patient’s history of medication and in case of any medical conditions such as diabetes or blood pressure, it is necessary for the doctor to be aware. Apart from this the doctor talks to his patient about his expectations and prepares him about the result of the surgery. Once the initial discussion about number of grafts, sessions and cost are finalized, the doctor asks the candidate to cleanse his or her scalp properly before the surgery. Local anesthesia is given to the surgeon at the donor site as well as the recipient site. According to the method chosen, the surgeon removes either a strip of hair or individual follicles. The patient is awake throughout the surgery. If the donor site is at the back of the head, the patient has to lie on his stomach in order to allow the surgeon to collect hair. Once this is done, a break is given and then the follicles or strip units are planted at the recipient site. All the while during plantation, the patient sits straight but in an inclined position. Once the hair follicles or strip units are planted the patient can go home. The surgeon gives a follow up care routine which must be followed to ensure everlasting results. This includes a few pain killers to relieve headache and antibiotics to avoid any infection. In Sweden this surgery may cost a much higher amount than if gotten from a country like Pakistan.
Hair transplantation in Sweden is done using the latest techniques but the cost is extremely high. On the contrary, Pakistan has a number of surgeons who can give the same kind of results at a much lower cost.