The most common advice provided by veteran patients to hair loss sufferers considering hair transplant surgery has been the simple word “research”. But exactly what does that mean to a newbie already asking questions on our hair restoration forum? What exactly do prospective patients need to research before hopping into the surgical chair with a local hair restoration physician?
The skill and experience of hair transplant surgeons vary as do their results. Moreover, prospective patients need to become familiar with not only the advantages of hair transplant surgery, but the risks and limitations too. While the best physicians using state of the art techniques can often successfully mimic nature, they are still limited to a finite donor hair supply and can only work within the boundaries of a patient’s physiology. Thus, researching our community and interaction with other forum members can help patients find the best hair doctors and develop realistic expectations as to what hair replacement surgery can accomplish for them.
But what makes some physicians better than others? What patient characteristics make them an optimal candidate for surgery? What can be realistically accomplished with hair transplantation? To discuss these important topics with other veteran members, visit “What Kind of Research is Required Before Undergoing Hair Transplantation?”
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