Items to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Hair Transplant Surgeon
If you are thinking about having a hair transplant, there are multiple factors to keep in mind when making the decision about a surgeon to perform the treatment. Some of the most common items to keep in mind when researching hair transplant surgeons include the location of the medical center or hospital, the cost of the surgery, actual reviews from previous patients, and the training and board-certification of the medical professional. One of the most important items to review is examples of previous results provided by the doctor. Don’t be afraid to ask to view “before and after” photos of hair transplants performed by the surgeon.
Photos of Previous Patients – How They Can Benefit You
When you ask to see photos of previous patients treated by the surgeon you have in mind, you will be able to get a better visual image and understanding of the type of results you can expect to enjoy after the hair restoration surgery. The photos can simply show final results of some previous patients, or they can show the typical progression of the results that will happen as the recovery process occurs. The viewing of the photos might also result in some questions coming to mind that you might not have considered in the past. Be sure and ask questions in order to make sure you have a clear and thorough understanding of what you can expect to experience during the multiple months it will take to achieve the final results.
In addition, ask the doctor if any of the images have been altered, enhanced, or digitally manipulated in any way. You will want to make sure that the images you are viewing are actual images of real patients treated by the surgeon.
Choosing a Doctor – What to Look for in a Surgeon
As mentioned earlier, you should perform some research and read reviews from past patients treated by the surgeon. The reviews can give some insights into how the doctor and his staff treat their patients and interact with them in the setting of a medical office. The reviews can also reveal how happy the patients were with their overall experience with the doctor.
You will also need to schedule a consultation appointment with the surgeon in order to interact with the doctor personally and to make sure you have a positive interaction and connection with the medical professional. The consultation appointment will include the doctor performing a complete medical examination to make sure you are healthy enough to have a hair transplant, The medical examination is also performed to determine the cause of your hair loss and the current condition of the hairline.
In order to be better prepared for the consultation meeting, write down a list of questions in advance to make sure you do not forget to ask any questions you want answered by the doctor. Asking a good number of questions will help ensure that you have the proper amount of knowledge to make an educated choice about having a hair transplant. If the surgeon is unable, or unwilling, to answer some of your questions, this is definitely a warning sign. It could mean that the doctor is now going to be open and honest with you and it can also mean that the surgeon might not be as knowledgeable and experienced as you deserve when it comes to undergoing a hair transplant.
Besides asking questions, the consultation appointment is an ideal time to discuss your overall goals when it comes to the type of results you want to gain from the surgery. Besides setting realistic expectations when it comes to the final results, the surgeon will also be able to recommend the best treatment option to help you achieve the desired look to your hairline.
Finally, you can ask questions that are focused on what happens after the surgery. Be sure and discuss any possible risks and side effects as well as how you need to care for your scalp and hair grafts after the surgical procedure. Besides giving you a clearer picture of what to expect before, during, and after the surgery, the consultation appointment can give you peace of mind about the procedure before making the final decision to have hair restoration surgery.
New Hairline in the New Year
Thanks to advances in hair transplant technology, there is no better time than now to make a change in the appearance of your hairline. In addition to giving the hair a fuller and dense appearance, a fuller head of hair can also make you look younger by providing a more rejuvenated and refreshed look.
A hair transplant can also increase your level of self-confidence and improve your self-image while also making you more comfortable in social situations and business environments.
If you are interested in discussing a hair transplant for you in 2023, contact our medical office today.