Dr. McCafferty’s interest and experience in hair restoration techniques began in 1985 during his plastic surgery residency at the University of Miami’s Division of Plastic Surgery under D. Ralph Millard, Jr., M.D. and Dr. John Devine. Dr. Millard was arguably one of the most innovative plastic surgeons in the history of the specialty and Dr. Devine was a pioneer in hair restoration surgery.
Dr. McCafferty previously served for many years as an Instructional Course faculty member teaching other plastic surgeons hair restoration techniques at the annual meetings of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (now the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.) He also has scientific journal and textbook publications on the subject.
Dr. McCafferty’s expertise over the past thirty years includes cosmetic hair restoration associated with male and female pattern baldness, and reconstructive procedures for patients who have lost a small or substantial portion of their hair to trauma, burns or cancer.
“I am totally delighted with the results of my hair replacement with the NeoGraft system. My hair was thinning after menopause on the side hairlines with a traction alopecia at the crown. After nine months, these areas have been fully restored. I now have the same hairline that I had in my thirties. This is a wonderful technology implemented by an excellent plastic surgeon, Dr. McCafferty and his caring team.” —K.D.
To many men and women, a full head of hair represents attractiveness and desirability both personally and professionally. For this reason, it is vital to understand what effects a hair restoration procedure can have on your daily interactions with people and in all other aspects of your life. Hair Restoration should be unnoticeable to all but those you tell.
The facts are that approximately 50 million men and approximately 30 million women suffer from male/female pattern baldness or thinning hair. Many potential patients shy-away from (or are not candidates for) the traditional “strip method” of hair replacement because of the slow recovery time, the loss of feeling at the incision site, the tiny linear scar on the back of the head, or the amount of post-operative pain involved.
After much research, we have chosen to offer the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method utilizing the NeoGraft® Automated Hair Transplantation system. The FUE method of hair transplantation removes individual hair follicles from the scalp in their naturally occurring groupings of about 1-4 hairs and are then placed in the areas of the scalp where balding has occurred.
The NeoGraft® system is the first and only FDA cleared follicular unit harvesting and implantation system. The NeoGraft® system delivers automation of the FUE technique, the most advanced technique in the hair transplant industry.
This revolutionary system uses pneumatic controls to precisely extract complete individual hair follicles which can be immediately transplanted to the selected areas of the scalp. The NeoGraft® automated hair transplantation system is the only complete harvesting system on the market and has the only ‘NO TOUCH’ implantation technology.
Hair Restoration with NeoGraft® technology provides absolute exact harvesting and placement, delivering repeatable results. With NeoGraft’s technology each follicle is removed individually while the patient is comfortable. A natural looking head of hair is created with this minimally-invasive procedure.
Hair loss can be a very emotional part of the natural aging process, and seeking ways to curb this process used to be a challenge. NeoGraft’s advanced technology offers a discrete solution to hair loss, allowing patients to achieve natural looking results with no linear scar, minimal downtime and a shorter recovery period. Hair restoration with the NeoGraft® procedure is unnoticeable, making it your secret to tell.
The NeoGraft® Automated FUE is also a useful procedure to fix visible linear scars from previous “strip” surgeries. FUE can be used to ‘fill in’ or camouflage those old scars by transplanting new follicles into the area.