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Background

Brazil is renowned for both its beautiful landscape and vibrant culture. Boasting long stretches of white-sand beaches it has long been a popular tourist destination. For the more adventurous there are miles of jungle, such as the Amazon and the Pantanal. Added to this, Brazil’s rich culture, including its music and cuisine, will keep you entertained and occupied for a long time.

How to get to Brazil

A typical flight to Brazil will take you roughly 10 to 11 hours when leaving from London. This is the best, fastest and cheapest way to get there from the UK. You may want to bear in mind that, depending on your destination, it may be cheaper to fly into one of the big cities (for example Rio de Janeiro)

Accommodation in Brazil

Accommodation in Brazil is often slightly more expensive than in many other countries. You may therefore choose to go for self-catered accommodation to offset this. Research online to find self-catered apartments, but make sure there are reliable reviews to ensure that you have an enjoyable and relaxing trip.

There are many beautiful villas available for booking in Brazil which could provide an idyllic location to relax in after undergoing a surgical procedure.

Similarly there are many good quality hotels and also budget hostels available. Book in advance to avoid disappointment and check that there are reviews to back up the reputation of your chosen accommodation. Hostelling International Youth Hostels in Brazil is a good company that provides cheap hostel accommodation throughout the country.

Travelling around Brazil

Buses are a good way to travel over fairly long distances. They are convenient and quite inexpensive however for a more comfortable journey you may wish to opt for the higher-priced tickets. You can recognise the long distance bus stations by the word ‘rodoviária’.

Travelling locally by bus is also very convenient. They tend to be frequent and cover a large area quite affordably. Beware of pickpockets on these buses however.

Driving in Brazil is not generally recommended. Roads are dangerous and other drivers do not tend to be particularly safety-conscious. If you do choose to drive here be very careful. This also goes for cycling in Brazil – cyclists are not respected much by other road users, although you should be ok in more rural areas.

Boats and ferries are sometimes the best way to get around, depending upon the location. For example, in the Amazon a boat might be the only mode of transportation. However this is probably only relevant if you are extending your trip and travelling a little, as the surgeries will generally be in the larger cities. Even if a boat is not the only transport available, most holiday-makers like to make at least one trip by river.

Other considerations

Choosing Brazil for your hair transplant surgery could prove more inconvenient than say a Western European country both from a time and financial point of view. If you know in advance that your hair transplant surgery will involve multiple trips then you may want to rethink Brazil as your choice and opt for a closer country.

Hair Transplant Techniques used in Brazil

Strip Treatment

Strip treatment, more formally known as FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant), is arguably the most common method of treating hair loss. It is generally most effective in cases where the hair loss is mainly advanced thinning. This treatment can be performed with fairly little inconvenience which is one of the reasons that it is such a popular option. Follicular Unit Transplant treatment also usually affords maximum hair coverage, although there will be some subtle scarring at the locations of extraction. The treatment involves strips of hair being extracted from the back and side of your head. How many will depend upon the nature and severity of your hair loss. These strips of hair are then used to transplant hair subtly onto the desired area or areas. Because only individual strips of hair are extracted from slightly different locations, the hair surrounding these should cover up any scarring when it falls back into place. However, if you wear your hair shaved very close to your head then it may still be possible to see the scars.

FUE

If you have previously had strip treatment and as a result your donor is now impaired, then Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) could well be a good option for you. This is because FUE allows the removal of hair in locations that strip treatment does not. Because of this it is also a good technique for those whose hair loss is characterised by only minimal thinning. The procedure involved in FUE is little groups of about 1 to 4 hairs being removed from your head very slowly and precisely. Because of the precision required to extract the hairs you will usually have to have your head fully shaved to undergo this treatment. However, because it is so slow and precise it is unlikely that tour treatment will cause you any scarring.

After-care

In the case of all of these techniques, it is important that you speak to your specialist about the necessary after-care to ensure you are pleased with the results of your surgical procedure.


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