Hair Today. Gone Tomorrow.

homepagemanLosing hair can be traumatic for men and women.  In most cases, hair loss can be traced to heredity, certain medications and some illnesses.  Men generally fair better than women in the hair loss department because balding is acceptable and even trendy.   That said, a lot of people just want to have their hair back, especially women.

For years, wigs, hairpieces (usually quite noticeable) and lotions were the temporary cure for losing lots of hair.  A surgical option surfaced as well which inserted hair plugs into the scalp.  While this may work for some folks, some former treatments required surgery, stitches and sometimes resulted in scarring.  Here at Marina Plastic Surgery, we have a high-tech alternative transplantation method called NeoGraft.  There are many advantages, including:

  • NeoGraft implants natural hair from your own head: NeoGraft is a follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique that harvests individual follicles from the back of your head. Hairs in this area are genetically coded to stay alive and growing in their follicles. So it’s like replacing the hairs you’re losing with better, stronger versions of themselves.
  • It requires no incisions, stitches or linear scars: Like other FUE methods, NeoGraft allows me to restore your hair one follicle at a time. Because I don’t use a scalpel at all, you won’t get that noticeable linear scar often left after “strip” transplants. Bleeding is minimal to nonexistent, and the tiny areas where the hair is harvested for the procedure will heal to a point that they are virtually unnoticeable.
  • It’s faster and more effective: This automated transplant system allows me to perform transplants quickly, efficiently and uniformly. You spend less time here, which means less cost for you. Because NeoGraft harvests your follicles with pneumatic pressure (suction), I don’t have to touch them with a forceps. This so-called “no touch” method translates to healthier, undamaged follicles.

I look forward to answering any further questions you might have about NeoGraft, as well as hair transplants in general.


About Dr. Grant Stevens

W. GRANT STEVENS, MD, FACS Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery University of Southern California Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, is the founder and medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery and the Orange Twist Institute in Marina Del Rey, California. He is a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Southern California, Chairman of the USC-Marina Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship and the Director of the USC Division of Aesthetic Surgery. Dr. Stevens is past president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and chairman of the ASAPS Board of Trustees. He is third vice president of the board of directors of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). He was elected by his peers into "The Guide to Top Doctors" and Castle Connolly's "Top Doctor Guide," recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in America and one of the select few to be featured in "Plastic Surgery: The World's Top Surgeons & Clinics." Dr. Stevens is an active member at Marina Del Rey Hospital, where he is the past Chairman of the Department of Surgery, the Chairman of the Liposuction Committee and the Medical Director of The Breast Center. He is also on staff at St. John's Medical Center, the Marina Outpatient Surgery Center and USC. Dr. Stevens graduated with honors from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis where he was awarded the Senior Prize in Surgery. He completed his general surgery training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center then returned to Washington University-Barnes Hospital where he completed a Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Paul Weeks, Dr. Leroy Young, Dr. Tom Mustoe, Dr. Jeffrey Marsh and Dr. R. Christie Wray. He is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. He was appointed by the governor of California to the Medical Board of California Medical Quality Review Board. Dr. Stevens is an ASAPS and ISAPS Traveling Professor lecturing at numerous international, national and regional meetings and is an invited visiting professor at numerous U.S. and international universities. Dr. Stevens has authored more than 90 articles and chapters on aesthetic plastic surgery. He is a member of many medical societies, including ASAPS, ISAPS, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International College of Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Stevens is the past Chairman of the California Medical Association Advisory Panel on Plastic Surgery. He received the California State Assembly and the California State Senate Certificate of Recognition. He has also received the Special Congressional Certificate of Recognition and the Distinguished Service Citation from the Medical Board of California. He has been interviewed for articles including those in Time, USA Today, People, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Glamour, Vogue, Allure, Cosmetic Surgery Times, Business Week, Men's Fitness, LA Times Magazine, Discovery and numerous newspapers. He has appeared on more than 125 television programs including CNN, Discovery, 60 Minutes, MSNBC, The Learning Channel, PBS Nightly Business Report and many other TV and radio interviews.

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