What To Look For In A Surgeon When You Go For Hair Transplant Surgery- Part 2 

More tips on the treatments including FUE and FUT. The details help you decide which one to try. This article will help you on the journey to hair restoration 

What To Look For In A Surgeon When You Go For Hair Transplant Surgery- Part 2 

More On The Hair Transplant Surgery 

On how long they have worked with their teams, next ask prospective surgeons. Going to an individual practitioner or group usually is best as historically larger clinics have a much higher staff turnover rate. You must know who your technicians are if they work full-time for the surgeon and what their experience and duties are during your hair transplant surgery since introducing turnkey FUE harvesting devices that come to thereby introduced the per-diem, as a travelling tech model whereas those surgical technicians are hired via a smartphone app or tech agencies among other ways more than ever before. 

Make Sure You Do The Following:

Clearly showing the hairline as well as the mid-anterior scalp, which is the top area between the hairline and crown, ask your hair transplant doctor for a minimum of 10 sets of those photos of the previous patients taken before and after at the same angle with the same background and in the same lighting. Allowing you to adequately and truthfully compare the transformations, ensures there are no discrepancies when looking at individual cases. After hair-bearing tissue is removed for transplantation, also ask for photographs of donor scars both FUE and FUT on the back of the scalp. Images or videos presented to you, the prospective patient is not always of patients of the physician with whom you are consulting in today’s market, unfortunately. For marketing purposes, sometimes a product manufacturer supplies them. It is better to ask in case these are actually the patients of the practice with whom you are consulting. 

To discuss their experiences with the physician and staff, request the names and phone numbers of at least six patients whom you can contact. Speak with two physicians who previously used this surgeon and team if possible. 

So that you see the results for yourself and assess the hair transplant physician’s ability to provide you with a realistic and beneficial outcome, meet patients who have similar hair and skin characteristics as you have. 

Claiming to be performing either or both follicular unit extraction or follicular unit hair transplantation, you can ask the following questions if the hair transplant doctor or hair transplant group you are considering

In the case of FUT:

Do the grafts come to be microscopically dissected?

Are all the technicians using stereo-microscopes?

To dissect follicular units, how long have the technicians been using microscopes? 

During a procedure how many stereo-microscopes are used?

To excise the donor strip, does your hair transplant doctor use a single-bladed knife? Yes, must be the answer. 

In the case of FUE:

The number of FUE procedures that the physician has performed

In this case, is it the surgeon or the technicians, who dissect the FUE grafts? Find out the technicians’ qualifications and if they are full-time employees or work on a per-diem basis if the surgery is technician driven. Here full time is preferred. The legality of technicians to perform that aspect of the surgery varies depending on the state or province.

Therefore there is always the legality of those technicians where cutting or scoring the skin to dissect and remove tissue is surely questionable in some manipulatives.  

Before implantation are the FUE grafts examined and refined under a microscope? Often newer FUE-only practices do not do this as this is a critical step to ensure a natural result. 

Against the hair transplant doctor or hair transplant group have any complaints been filed? For details contact your state medical board. 

Hair transplant surgery is real surgery which is important to note. Do not be dissuaded to consult with a surgeon who charges a consultation fee while the vast majority of hair transplant clinics offer free, no-obligation online or in-person consultations to attract potential patients. Not an unlicensed consultant is more concerned with selling you a procedure, in most cases, the surgical evaluation will be more thorough and performed by a physician. Consultation fees are normally deducted from the cost of surgery if you are a good candidate for surgical intervention. 

To Wind Up…

In order to compete in this new commoditised market, the American Hair Loss Association recognises that a handful of top hair transplant surgeons offering free consultations. So that they fully do their due diligence when seeking out the best surgeon for their particular needs however it is recommended that prospective patients include consultation fees in their surgical budgets. The same should apply to hair transplant surgery were paying for a consult with a top surgeon is how almost every other medical specialty operates.

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