For men with a cleft lip scar, a follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant using NeoGraft can be a lifechanging procedure. While many people who live with cleft lip palette often adjust to the change of appearance over time, it can be easy to become self-conscious of a cleft lip scar.
While cleft lip scar repair is fairly common (and considered the best method to minimize the size of the scar), it doesn’t always work as well as one wants it to. Minimizing the cleft lip scar as small as someone might like doesn’t happen in every case, no matter how many attempts are made to do so.
A FUE hair transplant however, can turn the insecurity about one’s appearance resulting from cleft lip around. More men than ever before are seeking hair transplant surgery to cover their cleft lip scar, and in doing so are regaining the confidence they deserve. FUE is an excellent treatment for cleft lip. When placed over the scar in the proper direction, the appearance of cleft lip virtually vanishes.
FUE cleft lip scar repair involves placing small hair grafts (1-4 hairs each) carefully into the cleft lip scar. The area that requires coverage is typically very small, typically only needing a limited number of grafts. Once the follicular units are taken from the donor area, they are carefully placed in the scar area.
When a FUE cleft lip scar repair is performed, it is vital that grafts are placed in the proper direction in the scarred area. At Neo Hair Institute, our physicians take thorough care to ensure that each graft is placed at the correct angle and grafts are handled with meticulous attention. We know that correct placement and precise attention to every detail are the foundations of a successful cleft lip scar repair hair transplant.
When the harvested hair is placed into the cleft lip scar, it’s imperative to position each hair at a downward angle. Transplanted hairs should be practically parallel to the skin’s surface. This ensures the hairs will grow downward in same direction of the rest of the hair in the upper lip area.
Being able to grow a full mustache over a cleft lip scar is something that countless men dream about. FUE is something that turns this dream into a reality. A full mustache can not only provide lost vibrancy to the face, but can restore aesthetics AND significantly increase the confidence of the patient.