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Nationally renowned board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz serves local and international clients at his boutique aesthetic practice in Miami, FL. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz is one of few surgeons in the United States that after completing his Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, pursued further training in Oculoplastic and Aesthetic Surgery under world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Codner. This gave him the opportunity of nurturing his passion for form and beauty as well as to earn a specialization in aesthetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), complex/revision eyelid surgery, correction of droopy eyelids (ptosis surgery), facial plastic surgery (e.g. face/neck lifts, nose surgery, ear surgery), non-surgical facial rejuvenation (e.g. Botox/Dysport, dermal fillers), and aesthetic breast surgery (e.g. endoscopic breast augmentation). 

Dr. Rodríguez-FelizPhoto Credit: ShutterstockHair restoration can be a truly life-altering procedure, especially for men and women whose self-esteem has been negatively impacted by balding or hair thinning. In most cases, one hair transplantation session can permanently restore lost hair that continues to grow as if it was always there. Although it can take up to one year to see the final results, a vast majority of patients say the wait is well worth it.

According to Haute Beauty Expert and Miami, Florida plastic surgeon Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz, hair restoration can be used to reverse more than the effects of male or female pattern hair loss on the scalp—and you may be surprised at the other areas that can benefit from the natural-looking results this game-changing procedure provides.

Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz devotes a significant part of his practice to follicular unit extraction (FUE), an advanced hair restoration technique that harvests follicular units one by one from the donor area before they are grafted to the scalp or other areas. Depending on the size of the area being treated, as many as 2,500 to 3,000 grafts (with one to four hairs each) can be performed during one session. There is minimal downtime associated with FUE, and patients who undergo the procedure on a Thursday can usually be back to work on Monday (in the case of larger treatment areas), and recovery is relatively easy as well.

Hair transplantPhoto Credit: ShutterstockEyebrow Transplantation

The same FUE technique used for the scalp can be used to restore the shape and density of the eyebrows as well. However, it’s important to keep in mind that natural eyebrows only grow to a certain length, so hair transplanted from another area of the body may need to be trimmed regularly. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz takes steps to control the texture and length of transplanted hairs by harvesting from areas such as the nape of the neck or even the legs.

Facial Hair Transplantation

FUE techniques can also be used to add hair to areas where facial hair growth is sparse or missing altogether. Ideal for men who want a full, even beard, goatee, or mustache, facial hair transplantation can also restore hair growth to conceal acne scars, burns, receding hairlines after a facelift, and other injuries in both men and women.

Body Hair Transplantation

FUE hair restoration can technically be used anywhere a patient desires more hair, whether to conceal scars or injuries or simply for aesthetics. In addition to patients who would like to conceal scars or other signs of injury on the arms, legs, back, and beyond, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz has treated male patients who were self-conscious about a lack of chest hair, as well as female patients who went too far with the bikini-line laser hair removal and now want even just a bit back.

FUE can be a solution for a variety of hair-related concerns from head-to-toe, and balding or thinning hair is just the beginning. Whether used as a means to camouflage skin imperfections, enhance hair density, or restore hair that has been lost due to a variety of reasons, hair transplantation really has no limits.