A regular contributor to our discussion forum (NervousNelly) compiled a list of insightful questions to ask during his hair transplant consultations. I think many of his questions are very useful so I’ve included his list of questions as a reference for others. I suggest all patients make make their own personallized list for their consultations.
Online Hair Transplant Consultation – Many patients often consult with hair restoration physicians who are out of their area over the Internet. To make this process convenient the Hair Transplant Network enables patients to fill out an online consult and attach photos, which can then be emailed to the recommended physicians of your choice.
Questions one may consider asking during a hair transplant consultation:
-Do you perform Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation?
-What type of closure do you use?
-What size blades do you use?
-How long have you been performing hair transplant surgeries?
-How many techs do you employ?
-How long have they worked for you?
-Am I a candidate for hair transplantation?
-What is the total number of FUs (follicular units) that I have available in my donor area?
-What is your estimate of my donor density?
-Do I have good laxity?
-How many hair transplant sessions do you feel I need for my wants?
-Please draw where you would like to create hairline?
-Do I need temple work?
-What is best plan of attack for surgeries?
-What density do you think we can achieve in recipient area?
-Approx. how many FUs (follicular units) do you plan to use in each zone?
-Approx. how many single hairs vs. doubles, triples, etc.
-Can I achieve the look I want with my donor characteristics?
-Can I meet or talk to previous patients with similar attributes to me?
-What is the cost per FU? Fee structure?
-Can you aid me in financing?
-Can I get a reduced fee for cash or short notice surgery? Travel reimbursement?
-What is your policy for grafts that don’t grow?
-How much time off work will I need?
-Can you get me prescription for propecia or proscar?
-Do you have a problem with me posting results on Hair Transplant Network discussion forum? If results suck are you aware that B Spot will tear you a new one? 🙂
For additional suggestions visit the “How to pick a hair restoration surgeon” page of the Hair Transplant Network.