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
"Dr Domanskis saved me! My promised implant job before meeting him ended up not good and me distressed. Dr Domanskis was very compassionate and clear during my consultations. He said i may need 2 surgeries, and incredibely he did it all in one surgery and repaired 2 very different looking breasts to look the same and fuller! I couldnt be happier. His knowledge and skill level is second to none (I have had more than 1 breast surgery in my time). I HIGHLY recommend him and will always go back to him if needed for other things in the future! Thanks Dr. Dom! :)"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Feb 20, 2019
"I'm a new patient of Dr. Domanskis and met him under emergency circumstances (that a previous monster surgeon had done to me.) I was over a month post-op of breast lift, replacement and reconstruction surgery for the second time in less than a year and was left with LITERALLY hundreds of stitches in my breasts and a huge hole for the second time that was the size of a quarter and my implant was exposed and This was not only a repeat of what happened to me in Feb 2018 of last year but this time I knew better from past experience (that ended up putting me in the hospital for a deadly staph infection in July 2018) That it's best I find a competent Dr. Who is highly recommended. I called my Oncologists and immediately they said Dr. Domanskis is the best! Couldn't agree more! Truly from the time I called Initially which was in the AM on a Monday I was taken care of by Rachelle and she made sure I was in to see the Dr by 2:00 that day. When I met Dr. Domanskis I was already so fearful of Dr.'s and the lack of care if I had been shown previously, I was surprised at the time and effort he put into listening to me and removing all the hundreds of stitches that should have been taken out weeks ago and the amount of concern Dr. D shows me when taking a culture of the wound to make sure I did not have another staph infection like last time. He sat and slowly explained everything that was hoiu on and what my options would be. Come Friday I opted to have the implant extracted in his office and to my surprise, it was not only painless but super fast and I'm currently healing and looking forward to having Dr. Domanskis help reconstruct what the monster surgeon had done to my body. I have so much faith in Rr. Domanskis and love this place! I know hands down that I will be cared for and taken care of here. This Dr. and his team (Rachelle) treated me like family or an existing patient, it's not about money here it's about caring for the patient and they really do!!"- H.B. / Google / Jan 25, 2019
"Dr. Domanskis & Rachell - I love this place!! Hands down I will never go to another Surgeon after I have met my forever favorite Dr. Domanskis! I had an emergency situation and was desperately avoiding going back to my previous surgeon (due to having two breast revision and reconstructive surgeries, not by choice but because my prior Surgeon left me each time with a hole the size of a quarter and implant exposure which led me to end up in the hospital last Summer with a almost deadly staph infection and recently leading me to face again the same hole he never repaired originally) I was referred to Dr D. by my oncologists office and so I called and was immediately given the utmost care from Rachelle when explaining my situation to her over the phone she was so sympathetic and quickly fit me into Dr. D's busy schedule. I was seen immediately that same day and was treated like an existing patient and greeted with a friendly and warming Dr. Domanskis. I was so hopeless and afraid after suffering mental anguish, pain and the fear of having to be under the care of a incompetent surgeon, Dr. Domanskis not only helped me right from the first consultation but he and Rachelle helped start the process of wound healing and removal of the implant without pushing me off and saying I should see my original surgeon, like I was told before earlier this year. DR. D made me have confidence again in Dr.'s and I am so grateful that he was willing to help me during this horrible time of fresh recovering that I was in. I am now looking forward in being Dr. D's patient and have so much faith that he will be able to reconstruct what the past monster had destroyed twice. I know that I will not only get the results that are best for me and my body but Dr. D and Rachell genuinely care about the client rather than just the money. THANK YOU SO MUCH DR.D & Rachelle I can't wait to so you soon!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 24, 2019
"He knows what he is doing - Dr. Domanskis is very intuitive without alot of explaining he was in tune with what I wanted and gave me the hips to balance out my shape! I always had stubborn belly fat and back fat as well as a narrow waistline and flabby arms. After this liposuction my waist has drastically changed into the hour glass shape I wanted and I am happy with the results :)."- D. / RealSelf / Dec 27, 2018
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