Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Ed Domanskis, is a hair restoration surgeon offering men the opportunity to gain a fuller head of hair. According to the American Hair Loss Association, by age 35, more than two-thirds of men will experience some degree of hair loss. This can be quite distressing for some men. There are a number of techniques available today to assist with hair growth. Dr. Domanskis offers a minimally invasive solution that looks and feels natural. The technology uses Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), a method that utilizes the state-of-the-art NeoGraft Automated Hair Transplant System. He also uses a strip technique that is suitable for some patients.
"Excellent experience with Dr. Domanskis! I had abdominalplasty and liposuction. He explained the procedures very thoroughly as well as what to expect immediately following my surgery. He was in contact with me by phone as well during the first week post op I felt very safe in his hands. My results are absolutely phenomenal I couldn't be more pleased!"- W.P. / Yelp / Aug 29, 2015
"I feel so bad, thought I had left a review. Couple things first, my review has value, the reason is that I'm rarely satisfied, and have had many things done over the years, what I received was unexpected and why I came back for more. I have psoriasis, for years I put Clobetesol on my face, which thinned it out and gave me a lovely TURKEY NECK, yikes, nothing I could do, but I had a friend who had a neck lift and it was awful, that is he had pain, weird scary looking wraps, so while things like that rarely bothered me I just wanted him to pull it up or put in fillers to tighten it. I finally ceded to neck lift, and what I got I did not expect. Not only did I get a PERFECT NECK, but I got back my best feature, my chin, I have a long, manly chin, that had been obscured with fat and loose skin, now you have to understand I went from a single guy with no prospects to back to how I was in my 20's, what is that worth?? Hock the house, seriously, to get young, hot girls again? And then the love of my life who I'm still with, all because, yes appearance, it matters people don't let anyone lie to you, I basically got to go back in time. Second, I had got used to "man boobs", and fat over my stomach, I'm athletic so figured I could handle it, but after seeing a side picture of myself, I went for it. At first he thought I'd need a tummy tuck, we avoided that, and I got what every man should get, ETCHING, first he removed all of the fat on my chest, then ETCHED the stomach, if you've never heard of it neither had I, he makes a indentation around your abs so you have them whether you work out or not!! Result? I was in seeing my dermatologist, female with her assistant, she asked me to remove my shirt, something I used to dread, I took it off and she looked at her assistant and said "What do you do", "What do you mean", "You have a great body", this all without working out, though I'm motivated and doing that now. What can I say? I have the mind and experience of an older guy, with the face and body of a much younger guy, say what you will, judge all you like, BUT I LOVE LOOKING GREAT AGAIN, getting a compliment "You have a great body", you can't imagine how often I hear "Handsome", oh that word I hadn't heard for such a long, wasted period. I had stated I was important to listen to because of experience, I've had IPL's, fillers because of my thin skin, lasers, must be over 25 doctors I've seen over the years and what do they have in common? They talk FAST AND OVER YOU, they charge to for a consult!! What nerve. Dr. Domaskis though a amazing doctor ACTUALLY LISTENS AND RESPONDS TO WHAT YOU SAY, it's why I'll NEVER pay for a consult, what arrogance what if we don't like the doctor? I want to end with this, I was staying at a hotel when I had my procedure, that is neck lift, though his directions were right on, I made a mistake and was uncomfortable, well I can be quite a nuisance, that is complainer, so I got angry, what did Doc do? HE CAME TO MY HOTEL AND FIXED IT HIMSELF!!! Tell me what plastic surgeon have you heard of doing that? Trust me the guy cares, I screwed up, he gets in his car, drives to my hotel and fixes MY MISTAKE. Thanks Doc!!!"- M.H. / Yelp / Jul 21, 2018
"Dr. Domanskis is top notch. He is a perfectionist, cares about what his patient thinks and listens to what your concerns are. He is very honest and when he does not think you need a specific procedure he will tell you. I have had 3 surgeries with Dr. D and every one has been amazing. The first surgery was a breast augmentation going from a B to a large C. He asked me to show him several pictures of what I would like and he nailed it to a T. That was over 10 years ago and they are still amazing and not in need of replacement whatsoever. My breasts are just as perfect as when he did my procedure.Three years ago I went to another person - BIG MISTAKE . Dr. Domankis is a plastic and RECONSTRUCTIVE surgeon. He took the ridiculously botched up job this Dr. did and fixed my face. He did scar revision which is impeccable. The outcome of his work is amazing. He's your man! Dr. D's nurse Rachelle is wonderful as well."- K.C. / Yelp / Feb 22, 2018
"Dr. Domanskis is top notch. He is a perfectionist, cares about what his patient thinks and listens to what your concerns are. He is very honest and when he does not think you need a specific procedure he will tell you. I have had 3 surgeries with Dr. D and every one has been amazing. The first surgery was a breast augmentation going from a B to a large C. He asked me to show him several pictures of what I would like and he nailed it to a T. That was over 10 years ago and they are still amazing and not in need of replacement whatsoever. My breasts are just as perfect as when he did my procedure. Three years ago I went to another person - BIG MISTAKE . Dr. Domankis is a plastic and RECONSTRUCTIVE surgeon. He took the ridiculously botched up job this Dr. did and fixed my face. He did scar revision which is impeccable. The outcome of his work is amazing. He's your man! Dr. D's nurse Rachelle is wonderful as well."- K.C. / Yelp / Feb 22, 2018
"I love Dr Domanskis. He saved my life when other plastic surgeons said live with it you don't qualify for reconstruction. He made me feel comfortable and was more knowledgable tan the others I saw. He and he office worked with me since I live five hour away in another state. My results so far have been amazing."- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 18, 2017
NeoGraft is recommended for patients who do not want an invasive hair transplant approach that will lead to scarring. Patients who desire to keep their hair short are good candidates for this method. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) using the NeoGraft technology, removes individual hair follicles from the back of the scalp in groupings of about 1-4 hairs, and then places these hairs in the areas of the scalp where balding or hair thinning has occurred. The technology uses pneumatic controls to achieve this. The benefit to this approach, is that a patient does not have to suffer with a linear scar on the back of the head as some of the other traditional approaches create (sometimes referred to as the “strip method” of hair replacement). NeoGraft offers a natural look with limited downtime.
Strip Hair Transplant
Hair restoration can also be performed using a more traditional approach known as the “strip” method. This approach is suitable for those who keep their hair longer, and who are not as concerned about a linear scar on the back of the head (which is covered by the hair if worn longer). A strip of hair bearing skin, usually from a hair bearing area like the back of the head, is removed and closed. Then, this strip is cut up to yield usually between 1,000 and 2,000 individual hairs. The hairless scalp area to be restored is marked and an equal amount of tiny puncture marks are made into which the hairs are carefully and meticulously inserted. A light dressing is applied which is removed in a day or two with gentle shampooing of the hair after several days. The transplanted hair follicles act and grow as if it were still from the donor area.
Hair restoration using the NeoGraft or hair strip method is performed in-office under either a local anesthesia or IV sedation. The procedure can take up to 2-4 hours to complete depending on how much hair is transplanted. The average patient can return to work within a couple of days, but those who have the strip method typically have a longer recovery. Exercise and strenuous activity should be avoided for about 1-2 weeks just to ensure the implanted area is safely healed. Results vary by patient, but most patients will see new hair growth within 4-6 months.
The average cost for hair restoration depends on the number of grafts needed, as well as the technique that is used. Dr. Domanskis charges between $6.50-$9.50 per graft. The number of grafts needed to attain the patient’s desired results will be discussed in detail during the initial consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6 - $8
- Recovery Time
- 7-14 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 6 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location
Hair Restoration FAQs
How Well Does it Work?
Men and women who are self-conscious about their thinning or balding hair can achieve desirable results with hair restoration through FUE using NeoGraft, as well as the strip method. Both work to produce hair growth, but use different approaches. It really depends on what the patient is comfortable with in terms of scarring and hair length. Patients who undergo these procedures are pleased with the results. On average, patients can attain 50-60% of new hair growth within the first year following surgery.
FUE or Strips?
Regardless if a patient decides to go with FUE or the strip method, the results will appear the same. The difference is in the technique, as well as the invasiveness of the procedure and the outcome of the scalp where the hair was extracted. So, the primary difference between the two techniques is not in the visible results, but how the donor area is harvested either by a strip of scalp or by small individual graft extractions.
Primary Benefits of FUE
Small graft extraction using the FUE approach through NeoGraft offers numerous benefits. Including:
- Outstanding results
- A less invasive approach
- No scarring
- Quick recovery
- Effective hair growth
- Affordable compared to other methods