If you're a woman or man who suffers from thinning, balding hair then you may have considered hair transplant surgery to correct the issue entirely. While there are a number of confidence-boosting benefits to hair transplant surgery, its not something for everyone. There have been cases where patients were dissatisfied with the outcome and have even filed lawsuits looking to get back some of the finances they put forth to correct their hair loss issues.
In addition to proper planning and careful selection of the right doctor to perform your hair transplant surgery there are some factors to consider to see if hair transplant surgery is right for you. Below are 5 common things to keep in mind prior to making the decision for a hair transplant.
Certain surgeons and clinics underestimate the number of procedures necessary to achieve the desired effect. This leads people to have a false hope of having a full head of hair in a very short time. When this does not happen, they are understandably angry and can feel as though they did not get what they were promised.
Surgeons usually provide an estimate of the cost of the entire procedure of a hair transplant. A reputable surgeon will emphasize that it is only an estimate and that things may change once the procedures are started. An unscrupulous surgeon, on the other hand, will distort the facts about his hair transplant procedures. He will try to get the patient started by stating that the price will be very low - knowiing all along that the procedures will cost much more.
All hair transplant surgeries will create small scars. Some people find them unacceptable especially if they want to wear their hair short and see the scar peeking out from under the hair. While scarring, especially in this area is normal, there are also physicians with poor skills who create large scars and then there are people who are just prone to scarring.
Some people who have hair transplant surgery end up with uneven hairlines. This is caused by the oversight of negligent doctors. If a reputable surgeon is chosen the chances of this happening are slim to none.
Do not be alarmed if you see someone with large plugs that look like doll's hair or toothbrush bristles are still around. While this out-dated type of hair transplant is rarely done anymore, the effects are still evident among people of a certain age.