The outcome of a procedure is inarguably the most important part of the entire process; a process that entails not only a large financial commitment, but may also involve some emotional turmoil. Any patient of surgical hair restoration rests the hopes and dream of their cosmetic future in the hands of their surgeon. The end results are the ultimate moment of truth, in which may rest:
Nowadays, hair transplant procedures can even bring about positive outcomes and significantly greater coverage for severely bald patients.
Once you’ve been through your hair restoration procedure, you can expect:
The long-term hair transplant results, which manifest at 18 months, are the real moment of truth. This is when you can determine the success or failure of your procedure.
SURGEON: CHOOSING THE MOST QUALIFIED DOCTOR
Before ever committing to surgical technique or surgeon (especially the surgeon) you MUST scrutinize video and photo documentation of the hair transplant results of his/her prior patients. Taking the time to investigate whether or not a surgeon performs with consistent satisfactory outcomes puts the success or failure of your procedure in your own hands. It is the most power you have throughout the process. And no matter how many videos and photos you must watch, bear in mind that a hair transplant lasts a lifetime. This is a major investment.
PHOTOGRAPHS OF HAIR TRANSPLANT PATIENTS
The “before and after” photographs of prior patients is a valuable piece of information for first glances. These images may be able to give a preliminary account of whether the surgeon is worth further investigation. When reviewing photos, always be aware of:
The best way to get honest insight into a surgeon’s skill level is to review video documentation of his/her work on prior patients.
**The following are videos of the same cases presented above via photograph.
Once you’ve reviewed the photos, it’s time to move on to the videos. DO NOT SELECT A SURGEON WHO DOESN’T HAVE VIDEO DOCUMENTATION TO SHOW. It is paramount to have a clear idea of your surgeon’s capability based on his/her past successes. A photo is simple not enough evidence to confidently go on. Videos are better because:
Follicular Unit Extraction is a versatile hair transplant procedure. It can even utilize hair follicles from the body to augment the donor pool. And when performed properly, this procedure can produce very natural looking results. Click here to read more.