Dr. A. Muttalip Keser is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery. He earned his medical degree from Ankara University in 1991 and completed his plastic surgery residency at Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital between 1992 and 1997. In 1998, he founded Derma -Past esthetic surgery center. Along with all other types of aesthetic surgery, Derma-Plast has been successfully performing the FUE method of hair transplantation since 2003. Dr. Keser was the first physician in Turkey to conduct the FUE method, a game-changing advancement in hair transplantation. Dr. Keser began his scientific research in late 2002 and scientifically validated his experiences. After 20 months of research, he devised and constructed Follicular Unit Extractor in the associated departments of universities in Turkey and the United States of America. Dr. Keser created this unique needle on his own and retains all rights to it. With these needles, it has been feasible to harvest follicular units without compromising their anatomical wholeness. Turkish Patent Institution approved the needles in 2003, and a PCT application for worldwide patent protection has been filed.
He is a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and has over ten years of expertise performing hair transplants (ISHRS). Dr. Keser has long been recognized as one of the world’s foremost FUE surgeons. He has been successfully doing FUE for over ten years and has unmatched knowledge with the procedure. With over 1,000 pleased patients, he is considered by hair transplantation authority to be one of the most effective FUE surgeons in the world. He was the first to conduct FUE in Turkey and has since amassed a sizable patient portfolio. Given that many of his patients request a second, and sometimes even third, surgery to add density or drop the hairline further, Dr Keser’s popularity is largely due to the high quality of his work. His and the medical team’s confidentiality and hospitality assist patients in feeling secure, comfortable, and satisfied throughout the operation. Additionally, there are various other reasons to choose Dr Keser for a clean, polished, and acceptable result, including technical and procedure-related elements.
Dr Keser uses advanced procedures to perform world-class hair transplants. Hair restoration surgery is not an easy treatment; it has complications; but, when performed by a well-known, skilled, and reputable surgeon, it becomes simpler for a prospective patient to have it. Anyone who is experiencing hair loss, thinning, or both can benefit from his hair restoration procedure. Dr Keser can assist you in achieving the desired density and design. Dr. Keser has treated patients from nearly 30 different countries, including the United States of America, France, Canada, Belgium, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Ireland, Denmark, and Switzerland, as well as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Syria, India, Tunisia, and Kuwait. Dr Keser also performs FUE using the manual punch technique, which is widely considered to be the most effective way of FUE. As a professional and experienced surgeon, he provides a high possibility of a favorable outcome using this procedure. Dr Keser’s relationship with his patients is never-ending. It is always simple to contact Dr Keser or his medical team for additional assistance, training, or guidance regarding hair growth or associated difficulties. Patients are urged to keep Dr Keser informed of their hair development and condition and to seek assistance as necessary.
Technique and procedure
Before extracting follicular units, the hair in the donor area is trimmed to a length of 1 mm. Local anesthesia is applied to both the donor and recipient areas. The needle is positioned close to the scalp, aligning with the hair’s growth angle, and inserted up to 6-7 mm deep, aiming at the center of the hair. As it is withdrawn, a cylindrical section containing the hair, follicle, and surrounding microscopic tissue is cut out. Gentle extraction with a micropenset removes the follicular unit, which can then be transplanted into the bald area through smaller punctures.
There is no requirement for incisions or sutures in either the donor or implant areas. Punctures, less than 1 mm in diameter (0.7-0.9 mm), where the roots were removed, heal within days, leaving minimal detectable scarring.
Hair roots are not limited to the back of the head; they can be sourced from any side. Additionally, body hair, such as chest hair, can be extracted and implanted into the head. Similarly, hair roots from the head can be transplanted to other body areas, such as the mustache or beard.
Sessions can be conducted every other day, with an interval of just 2 days between sessions. There’s no need to wait for months between sessions. Each session can yield approximately 600-800 grafts (FU), where each graft typically contains 1-4 (rarely 5) hairs. In five sessions, this equates to 3000 grafts, totaling 6000 hairs.
Follicular units have a diameter of less than 1 mm, allowing for easy implantation through small punctures in the recipient area. This facilitates a denser and more aesthetically pleasing transplantation. During the hair transplant procedure, it is feasible to implant 60-80 follicular units (120-160 hair roots) per cm².
Dr. Kerer’s FUE needle
The needles employed for follicular unit extraction were conceptualized by Dr. KESER and received approval from the Turkish Patent Institute on September 16, 2003. An international patent application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) has been submitted. These needles are intricately designed, featuring a specialized tip measuring 0.7-0.9 mm in diameter, and take the form of a lumen or tube. Approximately 6-8 mm of the distal part of the needle is inserted into the skin and then withdrawn, mirroring the method of uprooting a plant from the ground, ensuring the hair and its root are fully extracted from the scalp without damage.
The harvested grafts (FU) are subsequently transplanted into the hairless area. Unlike the mentioned needles, the implantation process employs injection needles with diameters ranging from 0.6-0.8 mm.
These injection needles create minimal holes through which the grafts are carefully placed. The small size of both the grafts and the implantation holes allows for a denser transplantation, covering an area of 60-80 cm², while leaving no visible scars on the skin.
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