Hair transplant is the last step for cases of extreme hair loss. This can be a delicate and, sometimes, embarrassing procedure for many people. A great fear is finding the right doctor to perform the operation. You can follow several tips to help you choose the right doctor.
Verify the doctor’s credentials. Often they will be certified by one or more of the following organizations:
AACS: American Academy of Plastic Surgery
ABHRS: American Council of Hair Restoration Surgery
AHLC: American Hair Loss Council
ISHRS: International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons
If a doctor agrees to give a quote by phone, it may not be reliable. Each person is affected differently from hair loss and has different needs for hair loss. The consultations must be individual and in person. All fees must include follow-up visits. Ask exactly what is included in the rates.
Ask the doctor to see before and after the pictures of the procedures you have completed. If the doctor shows you a non-personalized booklet in your office, you can indicate that you do not want to show the work you have done.
The most reputable doctors will explain all the risks involved. If they try to avoid this problem, they may try to sell you the procedure without informing you correctly. In the same way, they should inform you of your personal programming for the results, as well as the expected density of the hair.
Most doctors will not disclose patient information, which means you may not be able to request referrals. Do a search on the Internet of any doctor who is considering and trying to be referred by anyone else who knows that you have had the procedure.
It is important that you never rush to choose a doctor specialized in hair transplantation. Take your time and be sure to ask any questions you have. Once you feel comfortable with a doctor, you know that the procedure will be right for you and that your hair loss will be a thing of the past.