After eight plus years of looking high and low for gem in the rough hair transplant surgeons, a new discovery is a rarity these days for me. Most of the hair transplant physicians who are outstanding in the field of hair restoration surgery have typically been discovered and are presented on our community and the Internet in general. In the hair restoration world you have to turn over a lot of rocks to find a real gem. But when you find such a gem it makes all the searching worth while.
Dr. Ken Siporin is one of those rare finds. As a board certified plastic surgeon he has a strong aesthetic surgery background, which includes over nine years experience in performing hair transplantation. He is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He now has his own private practice in Beverly Hills that is primarily focused on hair restoration.
However, during the past five years he performed surgeries for Medical Hair Restoration (MHR), which would normally count against him in my book. But his reputation for insisting on quality care and results, while resisting pressure from MHR corporate HQ to increase his volume, has earned him the respect of both his patients and his medical technicians.
Medical technicians are a great source of inside information about a clinic and its physician. They know a physician’s real commitment to quality perhaps better than anyone. I make a point of spending plenty of time talking with the techs in the back room when I visit a physician’s clinic to observe surgery. They are gold mine of information.
Dr. Siporin’s medical technicians spoke with genuine enthusiasm about the care he takes in removing the donor tissue, suturing the donor area with a double layer closure (including a trichophytic closure) and making the graft incisions while avoiding existing hair follicles. Dr. Siporin also insists upon quality graft trimming using microscopic dissection. The techs also admired how he insisted on maintaining these quality standards of care and would often cancel surgeries at his own expense when he felt the corporate offices over booked he and his staff’s time.
The quality of the grafts being cut during my visit was very good. In observing Dr. Siporin’s surgery I was impressed by the care he took in carefully making very refined incisions in and around the patient’s existing hair follicles to avoid transecting them. He used a very small 0.8 mm incision for the one hair grafts and a 1 mm incision for the 2 and 3 hair grafts. His careful pattern of incisions and their orientation showed very good judgment and skill in my opinion.
To view photo highlights from this surgical visit, visit our hair restoration discussion forum.
I was also impressed with the before and after photos he showed me in his office. I look forward to sharing some of them on this community. I also had an opportunity to view a couple of his patients who had very natural results. Dr. Siporin’s rapport and relationship with his patient’s was excellent.
In my opinion Dr. Siporin is passionate about his hair restoration surgery and his patients. Given his credentials, reputation and obvious skill and refined technique he is now recommended on the Hair Transplant Network in the state of California. View Dr. Siporin’s recommendation/profile.
I expect that he will establish a very strong reputation on our community, at which time he will then be eligible to join the proven masters of ultra refined follicular unit hair transplantation as a member of the Coalition.