Hair Transplantation

Dr. Manoj Khanna is the pioneer of hair transplantation surgery in India, and is doing this procedure from 1994-95. Dr Manoj Khanna and his team have satisfied more than 5500 cases of hair transplantation till date (31/12/2016) in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Dubai and Dhaka at very reasonable cost, and patients come to him for this procedure from all over India and the world, including USA, UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, middle-east, etc. He has done Hair transplant for many filmstars from Bollywood and Tollywood, cricketers and almost all the current TV cricket commentators, including 3 ex-India cricket captains. Probably the best hair transplant result any where is of his patient HARSHA BHOGLE, besides other well known sports personalities like Arun Lal, Shastri, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan, Laxman,  Roger Binny, Brijesh Patel, Lalchand Rajput, Vengasarker and many others. Cost is an important factor in hair transplant, and depends on the number of hairs transplanted and the technique (FUT / FUE ). But for the quality of work done here, which is as good as anywhere in the world, hair transplant here is most cost effective compared to any centre anywhere.

 He has opened an office in UAE in 2008, besides his clinics in Kolkata ( previously known as Calcutta from 1995 ) Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai since 2001. He is shortly opening an office in Kathmandu and Dhaka. His team does 40 to 60 cases of Hair transplant every month and some results can be seen in the photo gallery of this website. His work is very economic and cost effective.

The first Workshop on ‘Hair Transplant’ was organized by the Baroda Association of Plastic Surgeons(BAAPS) in 2001, where Dr. Khanna demonstrated live an operation and taught 145 plastic surgeons from all over India the basics and finer aspects of Hair transplant. Subsequently, Dr. Manoj Khanna has performed live hair transplantation workshops all over the country, on invitation from various Medical Colleges and Associations. He was awarded the First Prize for the Best Paper for his work on Hair Transplant at the 8th International Congress of Oriental society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Bali, Indonesia in Oct 2002. He has given talks on different aspects of hair transplant at numerous international and national forums, including the World Congress of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) in Houston in 2004. He was invited as Faculty to the VIIIth European Society of Laser and Aesthetic Surgery (ESLAS) meeting at Athens, Greece in May 2007, and gave a lecture on ‘Current scenario of Hair Transplantation in India’ which was widely appreciated by delegates from all over the world. He was the only Indian delegate invited to present a paper at the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) meeting at Melbourne in Feb 2008, where he presented a talk on ‘Striving for excellence in Hair Transplantation- The Kolkata slit- Review of 1100 cases’. He was invited as Guest Faculty to the 'Aesthetic Asia' meeting in Singapore in September 2009 to give a talk on "Hair transplantation" and "MegaLiposuction". He was invited to give talks and participate in meetings of "Asian Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons" in Bangkok in 2011, "International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons" meeting in Alaska in 2011, and "Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons of India" in Mumbai in 2011. He was also invited as Faculty to give a talk on Hair transplant by the "Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons" in their National conference in Kodaikanal in March 2012. He is a Founder-member of the Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons of India (AHRS), besides being a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), and a life member of Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (IAAPS), Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI), Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), and Indian Medical Association (IMA). He was awarded the 'Swami Vivekanand National Award for Healthcare' for 2011 for his contribution to the teaching and practice of aesthetic surgery in India. He was awarded 'Mother Teresa International Award' for Medical Sciences in January 2014 in Kolkata. His dedication in medical treatment an training young doctors fetched him the 'Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award' in New Delhi in September 2014.

He was invited by the editorial Board of Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery to write a review article on ‘Hair Transplantation Surgery’ which can be viewed atIJPS Archive.

He was the President of the 'Association of Hair Restoration Surgery of India' in 2012-13. He was the President of the "Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons" for 2015-16. He is the National Secretary for India for "International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons"(ISAPS) from 2015 to 2019. 

He has been invited to give lectures and do live workshops by Medical Colleges and Associations of Plastic Surgery in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Patna, Goa, Guwahati, Jaipur, Bhopal, Pune, Lucknow, Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Jhalandhar, Amritsar and many other cities.

Dr. Khanna has now gone global, and has opened office in Dubai and Sharjah in United Arab Emirates (UAE), besides his offices in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. He has been operating and seeing patients in Dubai since 2008. He plans to launch an office in Dhaka and Kathmandu, Nepal shortly.

Hair transplant or Hair replacement or hair restoration or hair transplantation or hair grafting is most common cosmetic surgery procedure request by male patients. The main cause of baldness is heredity.

Depending upon the severity, male baldness is classified into 7 grades. Hairs fall from the front and the centre of the head, but even in the cases of severe baldness, they do not fall from the back and sides of the head, as these hairs are not influenced by the gene that causes baldness and are permanent. Hair is taken from the sides and back of the head and these hairs are transplanted to the bald area by Follicular Unit Transplant Technique (FUT) and single hair grafts.

Hairs are arranged in the scalp in Follicular units or groups of usually 1 or 2 hairs, sometimes 3 and very rarely 4 hairs. In the Follicular Unit Transplant Technique (FUT), these hair follicular units are harvested from the donor area which has permanent hairs and are transplanted into the bald areas. The harvest from the donor area can be by the 'Strip technique'  or FUT, or by "Follicular Unit Extraction technique ( FUE )". The 'Strip technique' is used by 90% surgeons all over the world and is the most common and effective method for harvesting large number of grafts, esp. for a big area of baldness. FUE can harvest limited number of hair follicles and is used for cases with smaller areas of hair loss. Moreover, FUE causes damage and loss of 10 to 30% permanent hair follicles, and this is an irreplacable loss to the patient, who already is deficient in hairs and cannot afford to lose any permanent hairs. Also, there is a possibility of loss of the transplanted hair of FUE after a few years. A great example is VIRENDRA SEHWAG  who lost 70% of his transplanted hair after 6 years of FUE.

 Dr. Manoj Khanna does "Trichophytic closure" in all cases using a special personalised technique, which makes the scar in the donor area difficult to visualise a few months after the procedure. Dr. Khanna has designed a special instrument called the "Kolkata Slit" which is being patented and is very useful for Hair Transplantation. Dr. Manoj Khanna specialises in both the techniques of FUT or Strip Technique, and FUE, and caters to the demand of the patient according to the request and requirement.

The transplanted hair appear just like normal hair, never fall and grow continuously at a rate of 1-2 cm. per month like other hair. Shampoo and oil can be applied & they can be combed to the style of your choice. The transplanted hairs are permanent and grow like normal hair and need haircuts later. Dye can be used on them, and they can even be shaved- they regrow subsequently.

The entire procedure is done under local anesthesia and the patient is awake and aware during the hair transplantation. There is cable TV in the Operation Theatre, and the patient can watch his favourite channel on television whilst the surgery is done. 4 to 6 people work at the same time, and it takes 3 to 6 hours for a sitting to be complete. The patient goes home immediately after the operation.

One or more sittings of Hair transplant may be required, depending on the severity and extend of baldness. A maximum of 6000 to 7500 Follicles can be transplanted in one sitting by the 'Strip technique' and if required, another sitting can be done after 6 months. This is in sharp contrast to the FUE technique, where not more than 2500 to 3500 follicles can be transplanted in one sitting by the best of surgeons anywhere in the world. Anyone with large areas of baldness can have repeated sessions of hair transplant 4 to 5 times at a gap of 6 months or more.

There are no side-effects of Hair Transplantation. The operation is on the scalp outside the skull bone and the brain is inside the skull, and there are no adverse effects of hair transplantation.

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