MTF hair transplant

MTF hair transplant is a procedure for transgender women who want to get a feminine hairline and have more hair.

Transgender hair transplant in Madrid and Barcelona

At IM GENDER we are specialists in transgender hair transplant, helping our patients to get the hair they wish. Our clinic is equipped with the latest technology to make sure that we provide the best results. Having a hair transplant is a big decision and can bring up lots of questions and worries. At our clinic, we work hard to make sure our services fit your needs. Each patient is unique, so we carefully personalise our approach to meet your needs. 

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    Facial feminization results

    At IM GENDER, we take into account the importance of seeing actual results prior to making any decision. Please follow the link to see results of patients who have undergone facial feminisation surgery and hair graft at our clinic. This will help you in managing expectations and making a well informed decision.

    What is MTF hair transplant?

    Male to female hair transplant is a surgery specially designed for transgender women, aiming to create a more feminine hairline and increase hair density. This feminization surgery involves grafting hair follicles from donor areas to the sites on the scalp.

    MTF hair transplant and hairline feminization surgery

    The significance of MTF hair transplant varies with transgender women; for some, it is an indispensable step, while others may not find it as essential. This often depends on hair loss patterns, personal aesthetic goals, and the role that hair plays in gender expression.
    Hairlines in individuals are quite similar during childhood, regardless of gender. However, during teen years, the influence of male hormones, such as testosterone, starts a process of differentiation. Genetic factors and the impact of androgenic alopecia or hair loss caused by male hormones further contribute to changes in the hairline. Hormonal effects can lead to hairline recession, resulting in a larger forehead, which may not be aesthetically pleasing. For transgender women, moving the hairline forward is important not only to enhance femininity but also to improve facial proportions and overall beauty.
    At IM GENDER we will study your case to offer you a service fully adapted to your needs, so that you get the results you are looking for.

    Transgender hair transplant

    How to prepare

    Our medical team will assess the suitability of the hair transplant, taking into account your health status, medical history, and exploring all options available. It is essential to follow a balanced diet and avoid smoking and alcohol prior to the operation.

    During the consultation, all aspects of the procedure will be explained, and your questions will be answered. The surgeon will inform you of the type of sedation you will require, all the details about the procedure or what to expect after surgery.

    Postoperative period

    During the postoperative period, It is crucial to follow the instructions provided by the medical team at IM GENDER. Attend all follow up appointments and get in touch with our team if you have any concerns. The transplanted hair usually begins to grow within 3 to 4 months, with full results visible after 8 to 12 months.

    It is important to treat your scalp with care after this sex reassignment surgery. Avoid washing your hair for the first 48 hours and when you do, use a gentle shampoo. Refrain from using hair products containing chemicals and avoid exposing your scalp to direct sunlight for extended periods..


    As with any surgical procedure, there are potential side effects and risks associated with hair transplant. These may include:

    • Swelling.
    • Bruising.
    • Scarring
    • Infection of the area.

    Our expert team at IM GENDER will discuss these risks with you in detail and offer guidance on how to minimise them.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the process of transgender hair transplant?

    This gender reassignment surgery usually involves taking hair follicles from a donor site, commonly the back of the head, and placing them in areas where the hair is thinning or receding. The objective is to achieve a feminine hairline that looks natural.

    How long does the hair graft procedure take?

    The duration of the MTF hair graft can be different based on the number of grafts and the technique used, but it typically takes between 4 to 8 hours.

    Will the hair transplant look natural?

    Yes, the aim of this MTF surgery is to create a natural, feminine appearance. Our skilled surgeons employ advanced techniques to ensure that the transplanted hair blends seamlessly with your existing hair, resulting in a natural appearance.

    When can I return to normal activities after surgery?

    Usually, patients can return to work and resume most normal activities after a week of the procedure. However, it is advisable to avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for at least two to three weeks to facilitate optimal healing.



    Be gentle when washing and brushing your hair in the first few weeks after the procedure to avoid damaging the transplanted hair follicles.


    Keep your scalp protected from direct sunlight for the first few weeks as this can cause irritation and damage the healing process.


    Follow the postoperative instructions provided by your surgeon to ensure the best results and an optimal recovery process.


    If you have any questions or concerns following your MTF hair transplant, do not hesitate to contact our medical team at IM GENDER.


    You should avoid physical exercise for the first month. After that, your surgeon will tell you how and when to start doing sport.


    Postoperative visits are important for monitoring your progress, offering personalised care, and addressing any issues or concerns.

    IM GENDER Team

    At IM GENDER we have been specialising in the care of transgender people for more than 20 years. Two decades of experience, professionalism, research and training endorse our medical team and staff.

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