I have pretty extensive hair loss and was wondering are scalp flaps ever used any more?

Scalp flaps and/or scalp reductions are very rarely used in today’s area of hair transplantation and/or hair restoration. There are only one to two clinics that I know of here in the United States that do still perform scalp reductions under certain circumstances and even those clinics only perform that type of procedure in only rare cases. I am unaware of any clinic anywhere internationally that still performs flap surgery.

There are still a few circumstances where a patient has relatively extensive hair loss and minimal donor area hair where a scalp reduction might be an option for that patient. However, all scalp reductions are still meant to be performed with additional hair transplantation being performed after the scalp reduction.

Posted by: Dr. Charles