When considering hair transplant surgery, you must take into consideration many important factors, and especially make sure that you’ll be looked after properly by a qualified surgeon.
It’s important that you do your homework and not only have confidence in your surgeon, but also know exactly what the hair transplant procedure entails and its potential outcomes. All of these details can and should be addressed in an initial consultation with a qualified doctor – not a salesperson.
Here are some of the important questions you need to ask your hair transplant surgeon ahead of time:
Will the procedure be performed by a qualified surgeon?
The success of your procedure may well depend on the surgeon’s level of experience and expertise. So, check the surgeon’s professional credentials beforehand. Ask how many hair transplants the doctor has performed, and ask about the doctor’s level of experience in the particular procedure you’re interested in. For example, if you are considering a follicular unit extraction (FUE), ask how many of these procedures the doctor has completed and with what kind of success rate.
Am I an ideal candidate for this procedure?
A true professional will honestly advise you on whether your hair loss has stabilized, whether you should get a procedure done, or whether you should wait a little longer.
What does the procedure involve?
It’s important that you are fully informed and have realistic expectations about the procedure before it is performed. Therefore, your surgeon should explain the transplant procedure in detail, including what to expect from the transplant, how many sessions will be required, and possible complications.
What sort of grafts will be used?
There’s a big difference between mini/micro grafting and follicular unit transplantation (FUT). Whereas mini/micro grafting involves small grafts that are cut to size without regard for the integrity of the follicular unit, FUT involves carefully removing follicular units intact from the skin to transplant to your balding areas, after removing hairless skin between the follicles. In so doing, the patient gets a genuine hair transplant, since there is no bald skin being transplanted along with the hair.
Do I have sufficient donor hair?
The amount of donor hair you have available for transplantation is critical to the extent and success of your surgery. Your surgeon should be able to make an accurate assessment.
How many grafts will be required, and will I require additional procedures?
You’ll want to ask these because the answers determine your investment of time and expense. They depend on several factors, including your type of hair, its condition, and its color – as well as the size of your transplantation site. Another procedure could be required later if any hair loss continues or to improve thickness.
Do you have a support staff for hair transplant procedures?
This is relevant because donor hair degrades over the time between extraction and transplantation. Therefore, it is crucial that donor hair be handled competently and expeditiously. This requires trained and experienced support, along with a well-equipped surgical suite.
Skilled and Reliable Hair Transplant Clinic in New Jersey
If you are experiencing hair loss and want to find out whether hair transplant surgery is the right procedure for you, contact Iorio Hair Restoration of New Jersey. Dr. Louis Iorio is a board-certified surgeon with many years of experience performing plastic and cosmetic surgery, hair transplant surgery, and a variety of skin and body rejuvenation therapies.
Call us today at (732) 780-9191 to make an appointment at either of our locations in Colts Neck or Brick, New Jersey. You can also request an appointment online. We look forward to helping you have the fuller head of hair you deserve.