Hair transplant

Planning for Your Hair Transplant Surgery

You've made the decision. You're sick of looking in the mirror, heading out in public and not being confident about your appearance. Hair Transplant surgery is a great option for anyone wanting to get rid of hair loss issues. But its not as simple as saying you want a hair transplant - there is lots of planning and decision making to be done in advance.

Proper planning for your hair transplant surgery should include doctor approvals, donor match-ups, budgeting and post op planning.

Before you are approved for a hair transplant procedure, the doctor will have to sign off on you. You must be deemed appropriate for the surgery. It may seem that everyone would be approved, but there are several reasons why you may not be.

The doctor will explore both the hair loss you have suffered, and the hair growth you still have. This is very important, because knowing where the donor hair for the hair transplant will come from is imperative.

The doctor will also want to know the patterns of baldness and hair growth in your family history. This will give an idea of whether there is hope for a good result that will last for a fair amount of time. In addition you will need to speak with the doctor about personal hair history and reveal if you have had any hair replacement surgeries before.

To get an idea of how you will react to having a hair transplant procedure done, the doctor will ask many questions and will need to know the basics of your lifestyle as they relate to your health and hair.

In addition, prior to a hair transplant surgery the doctor will also want to know what you think will change when you have your hair transplant. If your expectations are too high, you may be referred to counseling before a reputable doctor will perform a hair transplant. If you are positive yet realistic, you may be ready for the next step.

Other important health information will also be gathered and reviewed by the doctor. For example, uncontrolled high blood pressure can be a problem or if you are on anti-clotting medications such as Coumadin, you would have to stop taking them for awhile before having a hair transplant.

People who have a history of excessive scarring might want to think twice about getting a hair transplant. Scars are usually a part of the procedure because the donor hair is taken from the back and sides of the scalp. There, scars are formed when it is removed.

If you get this far into the plan and are approved for surgery, the doctor will then begin to discuss the day of the hair transplant with you. You will be assessed and told exactly what hair transplant procedure will be done.

Getting a hair transplant is a big step, but with good planning and a reputable doctor you can rest assured those stressful moments in public feeling less confident than you'd like will be put behind you.

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