Historically, there have been many iterations of hair replacement methods. Everything from the simple wig or toupee to medicinal treatments have been made with the goal of achieving the look of a full head of hair. One version of hair replacement that has been developed over the last century is hair replacement surgery. And while modern innovations in medical practices are able to produce favorable results, there still are many dangers to hair replacement surgery that make non-surgical options much more favorable.

Transplant Rejection

While hair transplant surgeries are often successful, it is not uncommon for the scalp to reject the transplant and for the hair to die and fall out. While this may not seem like the biggest deterrent from surgical hair transplant procedures, it can mean you have wasted a lot of time, money, and discomfort on something that ultimately didn’t work, leaving you back at square one.

Wasted Money

Hair transplant surgery will cost you at least $4,000, and can sometimes costs up to $15,000. And while most people have health insurance to cover hefty medical bills, hair transplant surgeries aren’t always covered by insurance. That’s a lot of money to pay for a procedure that not only may fail, but can also cause other serious problems. Look for non-surgical hair replacement options as an alternative to see exceptional results, and use the money you saved to show off your new hair on a vacation instead.


It’s important to remember that hair a transplant surgery is an invasive procedure requiring small incisions to be made in the scalp. Scarring to the scalp can happen during a hair transplant procedure, leaving visible marks on the skin that, if not permanent, may take years to go away. If the procedure works, the hair will cover up the scarring. However, if the hair transplant is rejected, not only have you spent thousands of dollars without seeing the results you wanted, but you may have visible scars left on your scalp.


Another very real danger of hair replacement surgery is damage to nerves on the scalp. The scalp has a high concentration of nerve endings; it takes an incredible amount of precision to make the kind of incisions necessary for a hair transplant surgery without causing damage. Nerve damage is serious and can be permanent, leaving you with numb areas on your head.


Hair replacement surgery requires making small cuts into your scalp to “plug in” the transplanted hair follicles. Serious infections can occur after a hair transplant surgery, resulting in swelling, redness, itchiness, and burning.

Patrick Hill offers the Renew non-surgical hair replacement method. Using real human hair imported from India, the hair is attached to the scalp using a specialty glue for results that look and feel like it grew from your own head. There are no possible side effects, and the cost is lower than surgical options. Want to learn more? Call Patrick the Groomsmith today.