FUE Hair Transplant in Singapore with Dr Tyng Tan

Restore Good Hair Coverage With Our No-Shave FUE.
It Is Less Invasive, Minimal Downtime, & Nobody Has To Know You Had it Done.

Doctor's Name Dr. Tan Tyng Yuan
Experience with Hair Transplant 10 years
Affiliation International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
Type of Hair Transplant
No-Shave FUE
Suitable Candidate for FUE Men and women
Clinic Address 391B Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City Tower B, #08-04 Singapore 238874

Regain Confidence: Hair Transplant in Singapore

A hair transplant can give people with thinning hair or bald spots a full, natural-looking head of hair again. This article explains everything a person experiencing hair loss may want to know when considering a hair transplant in Singapore.

Losing too much hair can happen to anyone for various reasons. Many find it emotionally painful. Fortunately, modern hair transplant methods can restore hair permanently. Singapore clinics offer comprehensive [PHMC] procedures to help patients regain their crowning glory.

Why You May Be Losing Your Hair

Hair loss can happen to anyone at almost any age. Understanding common causes can help minimise thinning and guide treatment options.

Genetic Causes

Male and female pattern baldness linked to genetics and ageing causes hair to shed as follicles shrink over the years. Those who are predisposed start losing fullness sooner than their peers.

Health & Lifestyle Triggers

Wellness factors like diet, stress levels, sleep quality, and styling habits significantly alter hair health. Significant weight changes, chronic strain, crash dieting, illnesses, and hormonal disorders often accelerate weight loss.

Aggressive daily handling stresses hair strands, too. Frequent chemical processing, tight styles, harsh brushing, and heat damage from hot tools can incrementally damage follicles.

Environmental Effects

Toxins in polluted air and water can irritate the scalp and impede regrowth. Side effects of certain medications also contribute to some. Poor scalp circulation from conditions like anaemia limits nutrients, and disorders like fungus and autoimmunity also influence hair loss.

What is Hair Transplant Surgery?

Hair transplants involve surgically relocating active follicles from fuller areas of the scalp to thinning spots. This creates new fullness where hair has receded or thinned over time.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) uses a small punch tool to extract groupings of 1-4 hairs individually. Hundreds of tiny grafts are harvested in a single session. No scalpels or stitches are needed, and it heals with small dot scars that are barely visible.

 

3 Ways of Performing FUE Hair Transplant
What is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)?

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) takes a thin strip of scalp skin, which is then dissected under a microscope into follicular units for transplanting. It leaves a fine, linear scar easily hidden by surrounding hair.

 

Which Should I Choose? FUE or FUT?

Both methods allow for lifelong graft retention if done correctly. Hair continues to grow naturally as transplanted follicles retain their original characteristics, like curl pattern, colour, and growth cycles.

Mainstream [PHMC] FUE devices now help automate the extraction process for PHMC precision and effectiveness. Robotic arm implantation also assists surgeons with consistently angled insertions for PHMC natural results.

Should You Get a Hair Transplant? 5 Key Questions

Deciding whether to have hair transplant surgery is very personal. Being informed helps set realistic expectations. Here are some essential things to ask yourself:

1. Have you tried medications first?

Oral and topical drugs aim to slow genetic hair loss, so transplants complement the remaining strands. They require 6–12 months to work with continual use, so exhaust these options before surgery.

Approved treatments reduce DHT levels around follicles. This hormone causes the most premature thinning. Speak to a dermatologist about prescription anti-androgens, vitamin supplements, laser devices, or medicated shampoos to trial first.

2. Are you ready for the process, emotionally and logistically?

Restored hair is great to have. However, the surgical process also involves discomfort, lifestyle impacts, and some risks. Having personal or family support helps cope with ups and downs.

Factor in needed recovery periods, too. Swelling and scabbing mean staying home for 1-2 weeks. Ongoing restrictions on sweaty exercise exist to let grafts heal. Being unable to hide changes means being ready to answer questions.

3. Do results outweigh the costs?

The top procedures involve a surgical team working many concentrated hours. The fee includes pre- and post-op care as well. While financed payment plans are commonly available, budgets still require adjustment.

Since transplanted hair is permanent, most patients feel investments are worthwhile long-term. Supplementary procedures later on can further enhance hair density.

4. Are side effects and limitations acceptable?

Post-procedure discomfort includes numbness, itching, pain, and odd sensations until nerves reconnect. Swelling may prompt reactions, so strong medicines are prescribed. Some redness around graft sites persists, too.

Surgical risks like bleeding and infection are uncommon with an experienced surgeon. However, some relocated hair sheds soon after the transplant, too. Grafts regrow, but patience over 12 months is critical for proper volumes.

5. Is your clinic reputable and realistic?

Patients risk permanent scarring or poor growth with unsafe procedures. Seek out facilities where accredited teams focus on natural results, and beware of providers using heavy marketing and money-back claims. To achieve significant density, patients need multiple surgeries over time, so building trust is paramount.

Patients should ask providers about graft survival rates, anticipated loss, and yield over sessions. Hair transplant specialists should also tailor techniques and timelines to patients’ unique needs and help patients maximise long-term outcomes based on what is possible for each individual.

 

Aesthetics and Hair Clinic’s Expertise in Hair Transplant

FUE Hair Transplant Clinic in Singapore

Hair transplant clinics in Singapore utilise two main types of surgical method for treating female and male-pattern baldness:

– Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
– Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

Dr. Tyng Tan is one of the few doctors approved by the Singapore Medical Council to carry out both FUT and FUE hair transplant (which includes no-shave FUE where donor hair length is preserved and reduction in downtime after surgery is possible to achieve). Her special interest is in hair loss and hair transplantation and she is recognized as a graduate fellow of the ISHRS after completing a lengthy fellowship at an ISHRS approved institution.

 

Dr Tyng Tan has…

a true passion for aesthetics and surgical hair restoration.
a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the prestigious University College London.
a Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff University in the UK.
a certification from the Aesthetics Practice Oversight Committee (APOC) to administer various Aesthetic Lasers, Dermal Fillers, IPL, and Chemical Peeling.
a long fellowship training by the ISHRS at one of 5 recognised training centers in the world.
intensive training in hair transplantation with distinguished physicians from Asia and the United States.
 an approval by the Singapore Medical Council to carry out FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) techniques.
trained in fully shaved, partially shaved, and no-shave FUE hair transplant surgery.
 attended scientific meetings on hair restoration surgery.
published research in hair loss journals.

 

Modern techniques 1  in surgical hair restoration can re-shape your hairline and restore lost hair using your own natural, growing hair, which can be styled, washed and trimmed. Hair transplantations have come to be reliable options today that even hair stylists can’t tell if you’ve gotten the procedure done or not.

 

Why Our Singapore Clinic Might Be Right for You

Our compassionate team offers personalised consultations. We have helped hundreds gracefully address hair loss. Many travel for our natural-looking FUE transplants.

We understand that undergoing hair restoration procedures comes with unique needs and concerns. Our flexible appointment scheduling aims to accommodate all your time demands, so you can entirely focus on your priorities.

Patient education and comfort are our priorities. We will provide ongoing resources and advice tailored to renewed, growing grafts and long-term maintenance between appropriate follow-ups. Never hesitate to connect with us; we are always ready to support your best hair health before and, most importantly, after your customised transplant.

Our advanced facility allows large graft transplantation in a single or series of procedures through proven techniques. Close monitoring of anaesthesia allows awake yet relaxed comfort.

How much does hair transplant cost in Singapore?

On average the cost of most hair transplant in Singapore ranges between $6k to $20k depending on technique and number of grafts. The total price of the procedure varies on the extent of work needed to cover the affected area, which includes the number of grafts that you need plus the surgeon fees and other incidental fees.

FUE hair transplant cost breakdown by technique

At Dr Tyng Tan Aesthetics and Hair Clinic, the patient can choose between having the donor area fully shaved, partially shaved, or non-shaved with FUE. Please refer to the cost breakdown below.

FUE Shaving Technique Fully Shaved Partially Shaved Non-Shaved
Price Ranges Between $6 - $10.80 Per Graft Depending On The Technique Chosen
Surgical Fee Of $800 Additional Additional Inclusive
Inclusive Of Post-Operation Hair Wash
(Including 1st Post Operation Hair Wash
Within 24 Hours)
Up To 1 Week Up To 1 Week Up To 1 Week
Complimentary Scab Removal At 2 Weeks
Inclusive Of Follow-Up Review At:
Post-Op Day 1
Post-op Week 1
Post-Op Week 2
Post-Op 1 Month
Post-Op 3 Months
Post-Op 6 Months
Post-Op 9 Months
Post-Op 1 Year
Downtime About 2 Weeks
- 3 Weeks
About 2 Weeks About 3 Days
E.G. Procedure On Friday,
Can Go Back To Work The Following Monday

*Terms And Conditions Apply*
*Price Quoted Are Including GST*


What to Expect in Your FUE Hair Transplant Surgery

  1. Comprehensive screenings assess hair characteristics and medical history. Realistic goals get set.
  2. On procedure day, the scalp is numbed with local anaesthesia. Music or movies help pass incubation and transplant time.
  3. After implanting prepared follicles, the scalp is bandaged securely. Post-care instructions are covered in detail. Antibiotics and healing creams are prescribed.
  4. Within days, scabs fall off as transplants enter the permanent growing phase. Any redness, numbness, or itchiness subsides.
  5. At 6-9 months, final density, curl, and direction become visible. Yearly trims aid health. Further procedures can supplement initial ones.

 

FUE HAIR TRANSPLANT PROCEDURE

Microincisions have a diameter that ranges from 0.8 – 1.0 mm, depending on follicular unit sizes in each patient. This minimizes scarring and conserves future areas available for harvesting. The procedure is done under a very high-powered microscope to allow the surgeon to work with precision, which is the key to natural-looking transplants.

So, how long does an FUE hair transplant procedure take? Generally, this type of procedure takes longer than the traditional FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation). Since it requires donor grafts to be harvested carefully to avoid transection and improve graft yield, the entire procedure can take around 4-8 hours. The surgical time will also depend on the number of grafts you will need.

The procedure is minimally invasive and is carried out under local anesthetic. This helps minimize the risks and downtime that are commonly associated with the procedure.2


Support to Guide Your Hair Restoration Journey

We remain available in person via email and telephone appointments before, during, and after procedures to closely support the restoration process. Never hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

All patients receive tailored post-care resources and items, including recommended topical follicle-stimulating formulas to nourish newly transplanted grafts and accelerate healing. We also provide haircut tips for styling during the initial thin, growing phase, so you can confidently express yourself.

Contact our office when you are ready to start your journey—we look forward to maximising this transformative opportunity together.


FAQ: Listen to Audio Version


1. Who are suitable candidates for FUE?

The suitable patients for FUE should be in good health and have adequate donor density. This means there should be enough hair from the donor area because the backsides of the scalp can provide very little hair for FUE.

Age is also a significant factor, meaning the patient has to undergo this procedure when the hair loss pattern has been stabilised. Young people are advised to follow other treatments in the meantime.

Men and women dealing with pattern baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia for men and Female Pattern Baldness for women) are also good candidates.

2. What should be the post-operative regimen?

At this point, do not apply shower pressure on the head for 2 weeks and use cups of warm, soapy water to clean the head after the procedure.

Use only peroxide, alcohol, witch hazel, or tea tree oil to clean the blood and other infected areas. Once the scabs have shed, use aloe vera gel or spray as often as needed.

Read: Do’s and Don’ts after a Hair Transplant Surgery

 

3. What are the three ways of performing FUE?

Three different ways of performing FUE hair transplant:

1. The fully shaved technique –The patient has the whole head of head shaved to 1-2mm in length. This allows the surgical team to carry out the operation quickly and enables the patient to appreciate uniform hair growth, starting 2-3 days after the surgery.

2. The partially shaved technique – Only the donor area where hair is extracted is shaved to aid the follicular unit extraction (FUE). The area remains coverable by the hair on top and below the surgery site.

3. Non-shaved hair transplant – As the name suggests, no shaving is involved with this FUE technique so the donor area remains concealed by the hairs on top and below the surgical site. The donor grafts are painstakingly trimmed by our well-trained staff one by one such that surrounding hair remains untouched, leaving the area with a natural look once the surgery is complete.

Dr. Tyng Tan is trained in all three FUE techniques. We customise our approach in consideration of patient preference and personal characteristics to achieve good quality aesthetics overall.

[READ ALSO: The 12 Basic Questions To Ask Before Getting a Hair Transplant]

 

4. Will FUE leave scars?

The surgery will leave 1 mm of scabs, which are expected to shed in a week or 2. Depending on your body’s healing characteristics, it will then look like small red dots, which may eventually match your skin tone, become lighter (hypopigmented), or remain a little red.

5. What should I look for in a hair transplant surgeon in Singapore?

Donor hair is limited. Everyone has a variable number of available donor hair. It does not increase over time with frugality once a hair transplant is carried out. Choose a doctor with the experience you are comfortable with, as donor depletion and scarring can potentially have severe, detrimental effects on a young patient. When in doubt, wait rather than rush in for cheap surgery.

Doctor Tan is a Graduate Fellow in Hair Restoration Surgery, certified by the ISHRS, having trained in hair transplant for nearly a year and fulfilling strict training requirements set out by the ISHRS at one of their five training centres worldwide. She has also contributed chapters to hair transplant textbooks and Hair Loss International forums and was an invited speaker (1 of 2 speakers) for AAAM (American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine) talks for doctors on hair transplantation.

We pride ourselves on our 100% dedication to hair transplant patients. Doctor Tan does not take on any concurrent patients to concentrate on the hair transplant patient on the day of the procedure. We use hair transplant equipment from the USA (Cole Instruments) designed by Dr Cole, who is a proponent of the FUE approach and an investor at the same time. Our team is trained overseas by veteran hair transplant doctors in the industry, an effort Doctor Tan has invested in for quality results for her patients.

Resources:

1. Gupta AK, Lyons DC, Daigle D (2015) Progression of surgical hair restoration techniques. J Cutan Med Surg 19: 17-21.

2. Aman Dua, Kapil Dua. Follicular Unit Extraction Hair Transplant. J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2010 May-Aug; 3(2): 76–81.

3. Zito PM, Raggio BS. Hair Transplantation. [Updated 2019 Oct 17]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan-. Available from: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Reviewed by Dr. Tyng Tan, on April 12, 2024

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