FUE Los Angeles Hair Restoration Can Correct a Botched Transplant 

March 27, 2022

FUE Los Angeles Hair Restoration

The internet is full of mortifying horror stories and images of some of the worst hair transplants you can imagine. If you do a Google search for botched hair transplants, you’ll find images of some of the worst, messed-up hairlines possible. Even with the newest FUE clinic and FUT clinic techniques, if the doctor doesn’t know what they are doing the results can be terrifying. Like, Frankenstein’s monster terrifying! Long before there was such a thing as FUE Los Angeles hair restoration, doctors were literally hole-punching large sections of scalp out of people’s heads. OUCH! Then they implanted them in another punched-out hole in the balding area and hoped for the best. 

Some of these antique hair plug transplants still exist in the wild today. It’s likely that they are covered by a hat or wig while they are out in public. However, due to the most unnatural look that was the result. Over time, the hair plug method of hair transplants gave the patient’s hair the appearance of “doll hair.” The hair plugs had large spaces in between them, giving the hair a very unnatural look like what you would see on a doll’s head. 

Luckily, an FUE Los Angeles hair restoration, performed by an experienced hair transplant specialist can correct even the most outdated or messed up hair transplant that Google images has to offer. Here at Best Hair LA, we have corrected a great many botched hair transplants with our FUE Los Angeles hair restorations and yours can be next.

Botched Hair Transplant Problems That Need Repair

Even with the newer Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), if not done correctly the hair transplant result can be catastrophic. The FUT method harvests “strips” of hair-bearing tissue from the donor area. These strips are then dissected into smaller, individual grafts for implantation. The issue that can arise from this method is that the strips that are harvested can cause excessive scarring in the donor area if not harvested correctly. The scar normally manifests in a strip across the donor area and if not properly cared for will lengthen and widen, becoming more pronounced and apparent. 

Scalp reduction surgery has been a hair restoration practice since the 1970s. This is a procedure where a surgeon will make a series of incisions across the balding area of the scalp, then pull and stretch the hair-bearing scalp over the removed, bald scalp and finally suture it in place. Scalp reduction surgery is an outdated hair restoration procedure due to the risk of infection, suture retraction, bleeding and a condition called “stretch back.” Stretch back is when the stretched part of the hair-bearing scalp that has been stitched together loses its tightness and stretches out partially or totally, leaving a visible bald area created by the stretching. This dog ear scar is not only unattractive; it is extremely difficult to repair.

What is a Free Flap?

Another terrifying antique hair restoration procedure is called the Flap and Free Flap procedure. This method is when the doctor will slice a flap of your scalp out of your head and reposition it onto the balding area of your head. The regular flap method is when they will slice the flap on just three sides and then twist it around so it’s facing the opposite direction. This allows the blood circulation to continue in the tissue, (sometimes) but leaves an unsightly “knot” where the tissue was twisted.

The Free-form Flap method is when they slice the flap on all four sides and just stitch it back into where they want it on your scalp. Some of the side effects of this method include necrosis, infection, and loosened skin in the forehead that develops and hangs over the brow, giving a Frankenstein-like or Neanderthal appearance.  It goes without saying that the Flap method of hair transplants was not terribly popular for very long. Nowadays, it’s only generally used for burn victims and those suffering from disfigurement.

FUE Los Angeles Hair Restoration to the Rescue

Regardless of how your botched hair transplant came to be, our hair restoration specialists here at Best Hair LA can use the FUE clinic hair transplant technique to fix it. FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. That means that using FUE, our surgeons will isolate a donor area that has healthy hair follicles growing naturally, and then carefully extract the follicles one or two at a time. Then the extracted hair is processed to ensure that after impanation it will grow. Then the surgeon will implant the processed hair follicles into the area that had been messed up from the original hair transplant. 

Depending on what kind of hair transplant you had done originally, and on what kind of scarring, infection, or another issue that is a side effect of the original procedure, there may be additional steps that need to be taken prior to the FUE Los Angeles hair restoration. During the original consultation with our doctors, they will carefully go over all of the steps needed to restore your hairline and appearance.

It’s time to ditch that old hat you have been wearing every time you leave the house. Here at our FUE clinic in LA, we performed many corrective hair restoration procedures. We’re experts in getting you the look that you want. You don’t have to be ashamed of your botched hair transplant any longer, we can help!


We revolutionized the hair transplant pricing structure and do everything possible to keep our overhead low. As a result, we have the best FUE Los Angeles hair restoration available on the market for the best price. Call or email our hair transplant specialists today and set up your complimentary consultation.

Best Hair Transplant is the best place to schedule your hair transplant in Los Angeles. We’ve helped both men and women regrow their lost hair. But don’t take our word for it. We suggest learning as much as possible about hair restoration. Do so prior to making a decision on how to address your hair loss. Not every procedure is right for everyone.

At Best Hair Transplant, we’re proud of our results and happy to provide hair restoration services. Additionally, we’re proud to make hair transplants affordable and help you save money on a variety of hair transplants. To ensure your ease of mind, you can view our customer recommendations HERE. Furthermore, you can also see our Google reviews and Yelp reviews. We can’t wait to help you start restoring your lost hair.


Best Hair Transplant
1970 S. Prospect Ave., Suite 2
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(213) 403-0455

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