Worldwide, 25% of the female population and 80% of men suffer from premature hair loss. When alopecia is critical, the best way to treat this problem is to perform a hair transplant. The success of a hair transplant greatly depends on the doctor who has to perform the operation. Here is a guide to help you make the right choice.
Look for a doctor who specializes in hair transplants
Your hair transplantation should preferably be performed by an experienced surgeon who has both advanced medical knowledge, precise know-how in the use of equipment, but also a real aesthetic sense to obtain a natural look. You can find these practitioners by searching the internet. You can also ask for recommendations from those around you, on social networks or on health forums.
A doctor specializing in hair transplantation is always well equipped to perform an intervention. Among the state-of-the-art equipment that you can find in his practice, there are surgical glasses, masks, special blades to make incisions in your scalp or even specific tools to extract, store and re-implant follicles. Depending on the case, surgical robots can be used for certain stages of the operation.
Do you have to consult several doctors to compare?
You must consult several practitioners before the hair transplant. To make your choice, you must take into account 3 points:
- the rates,
- the working methods of the doctor and the nurses,
- your feelings after the first contact and the seriousness of the support.
As asserted Root 2 on its website, hair transplant cost can range from 2,000 to more than 15,000 euros. The cost varies depending on the extent of the balding area and the technique used for the operation. For example, a hair transplant by FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is more expensive than a transplant by FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation). It should be noted that traditionally, aesthetics is an elitist environment in France, and therefore expensive. New players are seeking to democratize the practice with more accessible prices.
The practitioner must be transparent and must give all the information relating to the intervention. The estimate for the operation must be detailed (anaesthesia, medication, fees). He must imperatively offer serious post-transplant follow-up to patients. Make sure the doctor is listening and taking your wishes into account. If he tries to impose his point of view without bringing a clinical argument, it is not a good sign.
You must also take into account your feelings after the first contact. You should feel confident talking to him. THE discussions with the surgeon can be done during a phone call or during a physical meeting. If you’re not hooked, turn to another practitioner with whom you feel comfortable. A hair transplant is a real life project, and you must have all the cards in hand to make the right decision.
Review the surgeon’s past work
To assess the skills of the surgeon, you can check his background. If he has a website, you can take a look at his work. In general, there are photos of their old achievements. This allows you to get an idea of the final result of your hair operation. However, these publications should not be decisive in your choice, because they are often oriented to convince potential patients.
For more objective opinions, you can also read the impressions of the practitioner’s former patients on social networks, Google or platforms such as Trustpilot. Finally, a transplant is not limited to surgery. Reception, transparency of information, understanding of the patient, support to make the right choice, post-transplant support: check that the entire process is of high quality and take the time to make the right decision. Overly tempting offers that push you to act too quickly are rarely trustworthy.