So, after some long and serious thinking, you have decided to go for a hair transplant to ensure your looks don’t affect your personality. Good decision. But, can anyone and everyone in the cosmetic surgery domain perform a hair transplant? The answer is a strict no.
Though hair transplant may seem to be a fairly simple and straightforward procedure, any deviation from the prescribed norms can lead to serious repercussions, as we recently saw in a case of hair transplant surgery gone wrong. Moreover, there are not many strict regulations related to hair transplant surgery in India. Therefore, it is essential to research extensively and zero in on the right hair transplant surgeon for you.
This blog post aims to guide you in this research.
First and foremost, like it’s expected in all disciplines of medicine and surgery, the surgeon must possess the qualifications, training, license, and permit necessary for performing hair transplants. Even better if hair transplant is the only focus area or one of the specializations of the surgeon.
An easy way to gauge the expertise and experience of the surgeon is just checking the number of transplants he/she has performed in their entire career.
An easy way to gauge the expertise and experience of the surgeon is just checking the number of transplants he/she has performed in their entire career. Do not hesitate to ask for photos and references of past patients.
Next, look up about the latest techniques in hair transplant and check with the surgeon if they follow those techniques. Dedicated and seasoned hair transplant surgeons make sure to follow the developments in the surgical domain and incorporate best practices wherever possible. Some surgeons even make it a point to attend international conferences pertaining to the latest developments and discoveries in hair transplant.
Other important criteria you must factor in your decision-making are availability of all necessary tools and presence of a great team in the clinic/hospital. The team generally includes the primary surgeon, surgical technicians, and an anesthesiologist. Good coordination and understanding between all these experts would ensure that you get the best result.
check if the surgeon has a sense of visualization and can suggest hair growth patterns that suit your face best.
Also, check if the surgeon has a sense of visualization and can suggest hair growth patterns that suit your face best. This factor is important because getting back hair that looks natural and goes well with your facial structure is the end-goal of a hair transplant surgery. Once again, photos of past patients come handy in assessing this skill and knowledge of the surgeon.
Finally, make sure that the surgeon is open to questions and provides you the kind of answers that instill more confidence and trust in you by allaying your fears through facts and evidences.
Hair transplant, when done by the right surgeon, can definitely turn out to be one of the best decisions you made in your life.