This question, from a member of the Hair Restoration Social Community and Discussion Forums, was answered by recommended hair restoration physician Dr. William Lindsey:
Do you find that a lot of people have same concerns about hair transplant surgery? If you have a difference of opinion with your doctor, should you bring that up? At what point do we have to trust them?
You should absolutely bring up a discrepancy in planning to your hair restoration doctor pre-op! To not discuss this may result in you being less satisfied, feeling swindled (even if no swindling occurred) and possibly with the wrong treatment plan to deal with your hair loss. On occasion, patients ask for something that is not right for them but most can be educated (not brainwashed) with a fairly simple conversation.
If something doesn’t make sense to you that the doctor is telling you pre-op, consider an opinion from a different doctor. Note that I am saying, if you don’t get it explained well, see someone else. I sometimes tell prospective patients something they don’t like or what I won’t do, but I try to make it very clear as to why. For example, if someone wants to sprinkle hair into a mildly balding area or a young fellow wants a low hairline which may look goofy when he’s 50 years old, I’ll refuse as I don’t think it’s in their best interest.
Dr. William Lindsey – McLean, VA
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