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NeoGraft® Procedure in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NY

Double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sang W. Kim of the Natural Face™ Clinics offer NeoGraft® hair restoration for patients residing in the Syracuse metropolitan area and Central New York cities including Ithaca, and Rochester.

Our practice has incorporated the NeoGraft® technology which is a minimally invasive, machine-assisted hair restoration procedure. We are the first and the exclusive hair restoration practice in the Syracuse, New York area to provide this technology. The NeoGraft® system allows a safer, effective, and more efficient way to perform follicular unit extraction. Compared to the traditional strip harvest technique, there is no risk for linear scar on the back of one’s head. Since no incision is made in the scalp, we do not need to use sutures or staples during the procedure resulting in a quicker recovery time.

Preparation of the donor site

The first step in the NeoGraft® hair transplantation procedure is trimming of the hair at the donor site (back of the head). The size of the hair transplantation and the hair density at the donor site will determine the surface area we need to prepare and trim.

If the patient has at least 2 inches in length of hair, we can trim the donor site such that the surrounding hair can drape back and camouflage the shaved scalp.

NeoGraft® Procedure in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NY
NeoGraft® Procedure in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NY

This male patient underwent NeoGraft® hair transplantation for a total of 780 grafts. The patient had just about 2 inches in length of hair which is adequate to cover the trimmed area when the hair is allowed to drape back down.

Anesthesia for the procedure

Because the procedure is less invasive than the traditional strip harvest technique, most patients require minimal sedation. For some patients, local anesthesia alone is sufficient for the procedure. Patients are awake throughout the case, and may take snack or bathroom breaks during the procedure.

Harvesting the donor hair

With the NeoGraft® system, the hair follicular unit is extracted individually. The motorized micro punch device allows safe and precise extraction of the hair follicle with minimal trauma to the surrounding tissue. These grafts are then suctioned into a collection chamber where it is kept moist with saline.

NeoGraft® Procedure in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NY


Recipient Site Creation

The rest of the procedure is similar to the traditional follicular unit transplantation. The surgeon designs and creates an individual site where the hair grafts will be placed. The surgeon must consider the angles, direction, pattern, and patient’s goal when designing and creating a natural appearing hairline and the density. Finely modified hypodermic syringes are utilized to create the sites where hair grafts will be placed.

NeoGraft® Procedure in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NY

Meticulous slit creation incorporates the hair density, the angle of the hair departure, and pattern of the hairline to recreate the natural appearance.

Hair Graft Placement

The prepared follicular unit grafts are gently inserted into the recipient sites using a micro-forceps instrument.


At the end of the day, the patient’s head will be wrapped in a dressing. The patient may bring loosely fit hair gear or a scarf to wear over the head dressing as long as it does not touch the area where grafts were placed. Because the patient was under mild sedative during the procedure, they cannot drive home on their own. Most procedures typically take the morning and part of the afternoon and the patient will be discharged either home or to the hotel via shuttle (our office can arrange the hotel stay at a special rate). The patient will return to our office the following morning for removal of the dressing, and we will review the post-operative instruction together.

NeoGraft® Procedure in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NY


Double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sang W. Kim at Natural Face Clinics specialize in aesthetic enhancement of the face, head, and neck, exclusively. Patients come to see us from the Syracuse metropolitan area and Central New York area including Ithaca, and Rochester. At Natural Face Clinics, we specialize in restoring the youthful neck contour, tired appearance of the brows and eyes, and skin laxity. We offer customized treatment, both surgical and non-surgical, including facelift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), nose surgery (rhinoplasty), brow lift, neck lift, and skin resurfacing. Find out more by scheduling your personal consultation today.

Plastic Surgeon in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NY


Dr. Sang W. Kim

Harvard Trained, Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Sang W Kim, MD is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery, nasal/sinus surgery, and hair restoration surgery.

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I was working in Central New York and had an upcoming event and needed to get 2 areas of Dystport done. They were able to accommodate my schedule( as it was short notice) Dr. Kim’s entire staff was so friendly and welcoming!! During the procedure , even Nurse Dan held my hand and kept me smiling the whole time!! I was incredibly impressed with Dr Kim as he made sure he took the time to explain the process as well as not “ being rushed” something I have experienced with previous Doctors. I live in Florida but will be seeing Dr Kim from now on, and will be recommending their office to my fellow New Yorkers! It’s been almost 2 weeks since my appointment and the results are amazing!!! So happy! Thank you so much Dr Kim, Mary and the rest of the staff !

- michele goodwin

Dr. Kim is a world-class facial plastic surgeon. I’ve been to the top surgeons in the country from Beverly Hills to Miami and I found Dr. Kim to be superior. His face and neck lift were flawless and so natural that no one could tell I had anything done, but everyone said I looked ten years younger. As Syracuse is a discreet location, I would highly recommend anyone who wants a top notch face and neck lift to fly in. His bedside manner is as fantastic as his work. I can’t recommend Dr. Kim enough. I think he is the best Facial plastic surgeon in the country.

- Shelly Cohen

I am very happy with Dr. Kim and all of his staff. Not only did I have a surgical procedure done but I also go there every week for allergy shots and they couldn't be nicer. And Dr. Kim is awesome - - great bedside manner! I highly recommend them!!!

- Sheila Guenette

57 years old and wanted to start my new path in life retired...not looking tired! I did extensive research and sought out 5 surgeon recommendations. I was extremely impressed with Dr. Sang Kim for several reasons: 1 - He specialized in and only performs /neck surgeries, 2 - Dr. Kim is younger and probably more newly established, but there was no doubt that he is a perfectionist and a professional in his field, 3 - He is patient and really listens. I felt confident and trusted that he was giving me his best recommendation for my concerns, 4 - He didn't try to push unnecessary or extra procedures, 5 - I was impressed by how obvious it was that Dr. Kim's administrative and medical staff liked him and respected his work. But most of all, I am extremely satisfied with the results of my face lift!

- Shannon F

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Kim. He is the most patient, professional, and personable physician I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. Instead of being rushed through the practice, every member of his staff made me feel welcome and important from the moment I walked through the door. He wouldn't perform a single procedure on me until he fully answered every minute question I had (all of which he eloquently and candidly answered); you can tell that his formal training was exceptional. His bedside manner and skilled technique easily make him one of the best kept secrets in Syracuse. I have referred numerous friends to him who have also, in turn, referred their friends. Make the consult and see for yourself... you won't be disappointed!

- Deanna Hillman

Dr. Kim and his staff were incredible. I had a face lift done this past summer and I was treated with dignity and respect by everyone. Dr. Kim is an exceptional surgeon and one of the nicest and kindest doctors I have ever met. I had a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend Dr. Kim and his entire staff. I recently went back to Dr. Kim for injections. Again my experience was wonderful. He explains everything he is going to do and what to expect. I didn't bruise and I love the fact that he doesn't overdo. He and his staff are just incredible. If I could give more than 5 stars I would.

- Debbie Ely

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