Five Reasons You Could Regret a Hair Transplant18.04.2022
I have had many hair transplants in my lifetime. If you could trust all the doctors you’ve ever met, we’d live in a beautiful world. But unfortunately that is not the reality. Particularly in the hair-transplant industry, which can be one of the most dangerous places on the planet.
A bad operator is not the only reason you might regret having a hair transplant. I don’t want to convince you – I am happy with my results. But, forewarned is always forearmed.
Regret No. 1: Not Doing Due Diligence
There are many charlatans in the hair-loss industry, as I mentioned previously. I have had the unfortunate experience of meeting some of these people and even going under their knives. It’s your responsibility as a consumer to be aware and to do thorough research.
Don’t be tempted or forced into accepting the first offer you get. Nadeem Khan, director of The Harley Street Hair Clinic, says that it is important to take your time in the hair transplant research process. It’s possible to believe it is too good to be true, but it will cost you your head and emotional well-being.
You don’t want an inexperienced or unqualified person operating on your body. Inexperienced surgeons are bound to make mistakes. However, if they start practicing on their own without any supervision or alliance with a more experienced professional, you should be cautious. This type of procedure should not be performed by a technician.
If you don’t feel or see something in your first consultation, ask hard questions to get to the root of it or listen to your gut and continue. Do not let unethical salesmen influence your judgment and prey upon your vulnerability and despair – they can see it from a mile away.
There are trusted, reliable resources that you can trust for trustworthy, ethical information, as well as free services to assist.
Regret No. 2: Not being prepared to travel
I would never encourage anyone to sign up for one of those gimmicky, low-budget/high-luxury hair transplant ‘holidays’. However, it is possible to travel to find the best hair-transplant surgeon, even if you have to leave your home town.
Do your research. Don’t settle for the cheapest and most convenient. Do yourself a favor and seek out the best treatment possible. If you don’t have the funds or are unable to afford it, you should delay and inquire about payment options that suit your needs.
“We believe that the best patients are those who are most educated and informed before they make the decision to have surgery.” Bauman Medical’s Dr. Alan Bauman says that we see many patients from out-of-state and other states who have chosen to travel because of their research.
After you have met with at least three surgeons and done some research on hair transplants, you will be able to get a feel for which one is right for you. To get multiple opinions, it is important to meet with different surgeons. It is also smart to request photos of actual patients.
Don’t let geography stop you.
Regret Reason No. 3: Not Keeping Reasonable Expectations
Many people have regretted having hair transplant surgery. I know of many who were disappointed with the results. There are many variables and every case is different.
You will not get a full head back from a hair transplant. First, the best results will come from thicker, denser hair. However, if your hair is thin and sparse, your expectations must be met.
A reputable, experienced surgeon will share his knowledge with you. He or she can give you an idea of what to expect. You should take your time and fully digest the information you have been given. Don’t rush to make a decision.
“Meet patients who have had hair transplants at your clinic to get a feel for the results.” Dr. Amir Yazdan is a prominent IAHRS surgeon at Modena Hair Institute.
Regret No. 4: Being In Too Much Of A Hurry
It takes patience, hard work and effort to achieve a great result with a hair transplant. Many young men in their twenties rush to get hair transplants, but they are often sold on a quick fix when the real cost is a commitment to their hair loss.
Hair transplant surgery isn’t a one-off procedure if you suffer from hair loss. Although transplants can correct the hair loss, they do not prevent future hair loss. Truth be told, hair loss treatment should begin long before the surgeon removes the first follicles.
Stabilizing hair loss is an important step before a surgery. This can include taking medication and using products such as Finasteride, Minoxidil and hair loss shampoos. These can be used for several months ahead and continue to be used throughout. Red light laser therapy, or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) may be recommended by your practitioner.
A good hair loss surgeon will tell you to do a preventative program prior, during, and after hair transplant surgery. This is a commitment you should not take lightly. This brings us to…
Regret Reason No. 5: Refusing to Accept That It’s an Ongoing Commitment
You can prepare for the possibility of having more than one hair transplant in your life. You may be able to, but it’s a decision you will have to make. Repeat procedures are necessary to treat areas that have suffered further hair loss. This will ensure satisfactory results for many years.
Anderson Center for Hair says that while many patients believe the procedure will be a temporary fix, it is important that patients fully understand the possibility of further procedures over the years.
Before you start your first procedure, it is important to fully understand the emotional and financial consequences of this long-term commitment.
Another Thing to Consider
Investing in hair-loss treatments, such as surgery, is an investment for your emotional well-being. Male pattern baldness is a problem that affects more than just the skin. It’s not a cosmetic procedure, but a holistic treatment. Bad hair transplants can cause more damage to your self-esteem than hair loss. Consult several experts to fully understand your situation and then follow their advice.