Taking your time to select the best surgeon for your hair transplant is one decision you won’t regret.
It’s important that you understand exactly what the procedure involves, what the risks are and what results you can expect. You should also be completely comfortable with the surgeon who will be performing the procedure.
Deciding On an FUE Hair Transplant
Here are 3 initial questions that you can ask to determine whether an FUE hair transplant is the right choice for you:
Are you able to tell me the cause of my hair loss?
What will you look for to determine whether this is the right treatment option for me?
Do I have enough donor hair for this surgery?
After reviewing your medical history and examining your scalp and hair, a reputable surgeon will take you through all of his findings so that you know exactly why a hair transplant at Medici Capelli hair clinic is being recommended.
The Procedure Details
Once it’s been determined that a hair transplant is the right decision, you can move onto some questions about the procedure itself.
How will you determine how much hair needs to be transplanted and where my new hairline will be?
Will you be the surgeon performing my procedure?
What are your credentials and how many years of experience do you have?
How many sessions will I require and will I need additional surgery in the future?
What is the hair transection rate at the clinic?
Deciding where the donor area should be and how much hair should or can be extracted is a very important part of the hair transplant process. Your surgeon should always be able to answer all of the above questions before you decide to go ahead with the procedure. This is a delicate procedure that needs to be done right the first time around, which is why you should be certain about your surgeon’s qualifications and experience. A seasoned surgeon expects a transection rate of about 5%, while an inexperienced surgeon can lose up to 75% of your hair follicles.
Finally, there are two questions you should be asking after your hair transplant:
- How should I care for my hair and scalp after my procedure?
- Will the clinic provide me with any support after my surgery?
Patients can expect side effects such as minor swelling and general discomfort after their FUE hair transplant, which is why your clinic should be available to answer your questions and provide you with aftercare support. For example, you shouldn’t be partaking in any strenuous exercises after your surgery and you won’t be able to run water over your hair and scalp for a specific period of time after your hair transplant procedure.
A reputable clinic will also monitor you after your surgery to keep an eye on the results of your hair transplant. Your clinic should ideally check in with you a week after your procedure and schedule at least 2 follow-up appointments within the next 18 months.