Hair transplant

How to Find a Good Hair Transplant Surgeon

Most people who consider getting surgery associate the procedure with doctors who they can trust and who operate on people in much bigger scenarios every day. But the truth is there is no law in the U.S. that requires a doctor to have any special credentials to perform hair transplant surgery. All that's needed to perform this procedure is being as basic as a physician. This leaves the scope in deciding on which hair transplant surgeon to go with wide open. As you research your hair treatment options, its important to pick up on the differences between a good hair transplant surgeon and an inexperienced one.

A good place to start is through word of mouth recomendations. If you know someone who has had hair transplant surgery, go to them for advice. Regardless of their testimonial you can easily check the quality of the surgery by looking at the hair on their head. Also you should as questions like whether or not they felt they were treated professionally and if there were any hidden fees associated with their procedure.

If you don't know anyone who has had hair transplant surgery, you can hop on the Web and perform a search of flip to the pages of the phone book as a starting point there are a number of doctors who advertise their services. What's not apparent in these ads is whether or not they are expereenced and well skilled, but it can be a starting point for you to go and check out them out.

Once you get to a hair restoration surgeons office you should as to see a portfolio of before and after photos of their past patients. If you are shown only a handful of photos, this should raise some suspicion. Few photos can indicate that the doctor does not have much experience or some of the results were nothing to brag about.

You may also be able to ask for the names and phone number of past patients. If the doctor has been successful there should be a list of people willing to talk about their experience. If a list is provided, call each one and ask the same questions mentioned above.

Of course, as with anything, there is still a way to be tricked even with all of these elements provided. Photos should be viewed in good lighting and checked for any photo editing or indications that the photos are not actual patients in the doctors office. These tricks are sometimes hard to spot but being aware they can happen is key to sorting through the surgeons for your final decision.

If you'd like a more concrete direction on where to begin your search for a hair transplant surgeon a good place to start is The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, Contacting this association and others like The American Academy of Dermatology,The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery , will give you information on surgeons that are affiliated exclusively with them.

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