This question was posed by a hair loss sufferer seeking hair loss help on our hair restoration forum and answered by Dr. Ricardo Mejia of Jupiter, FL who is one of our recommended hair restoration physicians. His professional answer is below.
Scarring is risk factor with any surgery even in the best hands and even when we try to minimize the risks, it happens. I can guarantee you every hair transplant surgeon has had a similar result in one patient or another. Trichophytic closures help minimize the appearance of scars, yet they can stretch. This can be a result of the genetic variation in collagen and independent of tension factors. Hair restoration surgeons have gone back and rexcised the small 3- 5 mm wide scars with hardly any tension on the wound site. This can be an option for you if you are concerned. Keep in mind, you can still get a stretched scar even after a minimal revision without any tension. These are sometimes the uncontrollable factors in medicine and surgery.
Dr. Ricardo Mejia