Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Hair Transplant Surgeon

Serious frowning young man viewing his hair and finding receding hairline while looking into mirror and touching hair, he suffering from hair loss

Many things can cause hair loss. It could be a genetic predisposition to baldness or the resulting effects of an injury or medical conditions including Alopecia Areata and thyroid diseases. Whatever the cause might be, hair loss is an unattractive condition that may cause the patient suffering from it to have low self-esteem. Fortunately, the condition can be addressed by having a hair transplant.

A hair transplant is a procedure that involves removing hair follicles from the part of the body with hair and filling it in the bald spots or injured spot. Due to its simplicity, success rates, and lack of side effects, patients suffering from hair loss tend to opt for this as a solution to their condition. Although there are no risks to going through with the procedure, if not done properly, it might appear really messy and unappealing hence the need to consult with a professional hair surgeon. So, before hiring a hair transplant Sydney surgeon, here are some questions to ask to make sure that one is in capable hands:

What Are The Surgeon’s Qualifications?

This is the first thing a patient should ask. Since a hair transplant is a medical procedure, it is important the surgeon is academically qualified to do it. It is also vital to confirm that the surgeon is licensed to practice. A patient should always make sure that the surgeon has all the necessary requirements for practice, as stated by the state or country of residence. 

Their Past Work?

One of the easiest ways to determine a hair transplant surgeon is really good is by checking the outcome of the previous transplants the surgeon has done. So before going ahead with hiring the surgeon, a patient should request at least 7-10 sets of before and after pictures of past procedures. It is just like checking out a sample of work before making a purchase. If the patient is satisfied with what he or she has seen, then he or she can proceed to the next phase with the surgeon.

How much does it cost?

Hair transplantation can be cheap, and it can also be expensive, depending on the type of treatment that will be used for the patient. Even so, there is usually a range of amounts that one should expect to spend. So, aside from checking if the cost of hiring the surgeon is within one’s budget, one should always confirm that the cost is not overly expensive.

Is there insurance coverage?

Some clinics offer their patient’s insurance coverage as a form of guarantee. This insurance allows for a patient to get a full refund if he or she is not satisfied with the outcome of the transplant. This serves as some sort of assurance for the patients. Most clinics that offer insurance coverage are highly reputable, so a patient should always confirm if there is such a guarantee before hiring a surgeon of a clinic.

How long will the transplant last for?

Ideally, a properly done hair transplant can last a lifetime. As long as the donor point (where the hair follicle was removed from) is not experiencing hair loss, the transplanted hair is expected not to lose hair. This is because the transplanted hair assumes the features of the hair from the donor point. However, in a situation where a transplant fails, hair loss may resume again. So, it is imperative to ask a surgeon how long the transplant from the aforementioned surgeon will last so as to determine if he is good at the procedure.

Is there any additional treatment offered to augment the result?

Alongside the hair transplant procedure, patients should be given some prescription to augment it. Some patients may be required to start using certain drugs before the actual transplant will occur. This is to ensure a desirable outcome after the completion of the whole process. So it is always good to make sure that the surgeon won’t just carry on with the procedure without due process.

What Transplant Type will be used?

Hair Transplant is of three major types, namely Follicular Unit Extraction, Follicular Unit Transplantation, and Advanced Trico Pigmentation. The different types are used in different scenarios, and all have their merits and demerits. A patient should always request to know what type will be used and why.

The answers that a patient gets after asking all these questions will help him determine the proficiency of the surgeon and whether or not he or she should proceed with treatment from the surgeon.