Dr. Manoj Khanna is the pioneer of hair transplantation surgery in India. Dr Manoj Khanna and his team have satisfied more than 4000 cases of hair transplantation till date (31/12/2013) at very reasonable cost. Patients come to him for this procedure from all over India and the world, including USA, UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, middle-east, etc. He has done Hair transplant for many filmstars from Bollywood and Tollywodd, cricketers and almost all the current TV cricket commentators, including ex-India cricket captains.
Live at 2012 IPL Final at Chennai: Mr. Morrison, allow us to save you the trouble of asking Mr. Bhogle about his hair surgeon. Mr. Bhogle enjoys a full head of hair thanks to the cosmetic wizard, Dr. Manoj Khanna. Trust us, this man can sow a barren land and reap a full harvest.
He is opening offices in Dhaka and Kathmandu in Nepal besides his clinics in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Lucknow, and the UAE where he is in Sharjah and Dubai. He plans to visit Dubai and Dhaka and Kathmandu every 2-3 months.His team does 40 to 60 cases of Hair transplant every month and is very cost effective and some results can be seen in the photo gallery of this website. He was awarded the 'Swami Vivekanand National Award for Healthcare' for 2011 for his contribution to teaching and practice of aesthetic surgery.
The first Workshop on ‘Hair Transplant’ in India was organized by the Baroda Association of Plastic Surgeons(BAAPS) in 2001, where Dr. Khanna demonstrated live an operation of Hair transplant and taught 145 plastic surgeons from all over India the basics and finer aspects of Hair transplant. Subsequently, Dr. Manoj Khanna has performed live workshops all over the country, on invitation from various Medical Colleges and Associations. He was awarded the First Prize for the Best Paper for his work on Hair Transplant at the 8th International Congress of Oriental society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Bali, Indonesia in Oct 2002. He has given talks on different aspects of hair transplant at numerous international and national forums, including the World Congress of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) in Houston in 2004. He was invited as Faculty to the VIIIth European Society of Laser and Aesthetic Surgery (ESLAS) meeting at Athens, Greece in May 2007, and gave a lecture on ‘Current scenario of Hair Transplantation in India’ which was widely appreciated by delegates from all over the world. He was the only Indian delegate invited to present a paper at the International
Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) meeting at Melbourne in Feb 2008, where he presented a talk on ‘Striving for excellence in Hair Transplantation- The Kolkata slit- Review of 1100 cases’. He was invited as Guest Faculty to the 'Aesthetic Asia' meeting in Singapore in September 2009 to give a talk on "Hair transplantation" and "MegaLiposuction".He was invited to give a key-note lecture on 'Striving for excellence in Hair Trnsplantation in India- Review of 1400 cases' in the 15th International conference of the International Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery ( IPRAS) meeting in New Delhi in Nov 2009. He was invited to give talks and participated in meetings of "Asian Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons" in Bangkok in 2011, "International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons" meeting in Alaska in 2011, and "Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons of India" in Mumbai in 2011. He was also invited as Faculty to give a talk on Hair transplant by the "Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons" in their National conference in Kodaikanal in March 2012. He is a Founder-member of the Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons of India (AHRS), besides being a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), and a life member of Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (IAAPS), Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI), Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), and Indian Medical Association (IMA). He was awarded the 'Swami Vivekanand National Award for Healthcare' for 2011 for his contribution to the teaching and practice of aesthetic surgery in India.
Arun Lal with Hair transplant surgeon Dr Manoj Khanna at his clinic on 8th May 2013
He was invited by the editorial Board of Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery to write a review article on ‘Hair Transplantation Surgery’ which can be viewed at IJPS Archive. . He is invited as Reviewer in the Indian Jornal of Plastic Surgery, and the Indian Journal of Dermatology
He is currently the President-elect of the "Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons" . He is the Immediate Past President of the "Association of Hair Restoration Surgery of India". He has been invited to give lectures and do live workshops by Medical Colleges and Associations of Plastic Surgery in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Patna, Goa, Jaipur, Bhopal, Pune, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Singapore and Dubai and Sharjah (in UAE) and many other cities. Dr. Khanna has now gone global, and has opened office in United Arab Emirates (UAE), and soon in Dhaka and Kathmandu, besides his offices in Mumbai and Delhi since 2001. He has been operating and seeing patients in Sharjah and Dubai in UAE since 2008.
Hair transplantation is the most common cosmetic surgery procedure requested by male patients. The commonest cause of baldness is genetic. Depending upon the severity, male baldness is classified into 7 grades. Hair falls from the front and the centre of the head, but even in the cases of extreme baldness, hair loss does not occur from the back and sides of the head, as these hairs are permanent and are not influenced by the gene that causes baldness. Hairs are taken from the sides and back of the head and hair transplant or grafting is done to the bald area by Follicular Unit Transplant Technique(FUT) and single hair grafts.
Hairs in the scalp are arranged in Follicular Units, and each unit has 1 or 2 hairs, sometimes 3 and very rarely 4 hairs. In the Follicular Unit Transplant Technique(FUT), hair follicles in these units or grafts of 1, 2, 3 or 4 hairs are transplanted in the bald areas. The harvest from the donor area can be by the 'Strip technique' or by Follicular Unit Extraction technique ( FUE ). The 'Strip technique' is used by 90% surgeons all over the world and is the most common and effective method for harvesting large number of grafts, esp. for a big area of baldness. FUE can harvest limited number of hair follicles and is used for cases with smaller areas of hair loss. Moreover, FUE is a blind technique and causes damage and loss to 10 to 30% permanent hair follicles, and this is an irreplacable loss to the patient, who already is deficient in hairs and cannot afford to lose any permanent hairs. Dr. Manoj Khanna does "Trichophytic closure" in all cases using a special personalised technique, which makes the scar in the donor area difficult to visualise a few months after the procedure. Scarring is much more in FUE where multiple dot scars like a Chinese checker-board are visible when you shave the head. For FUE surgery, you have to shave the entire head which makes it is apparent that something has been done for 2-3 months, unlike in FUT where nobody can make out anything even immediately after the procedure. Dr. Khanna has designed a special instrument called the "Kolkata Slit" which is being patented and is very useful for Hair Transplantation. Dr. Manoj Khanna does both Strip technique or FUT, and Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE, depending on the choice of the patient and the requirement and need of the case.
The transplanted hair are permanent, grow like normal hair and need haircuts later. The transplanted hair never fall and grow continuously at a rate of 1-2 cm per month like other hair. Shampoo and oil can be applied & they can be combed to the style of your choice. The entire procedure is done under local anesthesia while the patient is fully awake. There is a cable TV set up in the Operation Theatre, and the patient watches television or listens to music whilst the Hair transplant surgery is being done. 4 to 6 people work at the same time, and it takes 3 to 6 hours for a sitting of hair transplantation to be complete. The patient goes home immediately after the operation. One or more sittings may be required, depending on the severity and extent of baldness. Usually, a maximum of upto 6000 to 7500 Follicles can be transplanted in one sitting by the 'Strip Technique' which makes it most cost effective. This is in sharp contrast to the FUE technique, where not more than 1500 to 2000 grafts can be transplanted in one sitting by the best of surgeons anywhere in the world. If required, the next sitting can be done after 6 months. Anyone can do 4 to 5 sittings at the gap of 6 months each to cover a big area of baldness.