Undergoing a hair transplant isn’t bad at all as long as it is professionally conducted on a right person. With that, a perfectly conducted hair transplant will deliver long-term benefits to the point that you won’t need a second hair transplant surgery. On the contrary, a hair transplant will obviously fail to offer the desired goals in case performed recklessly.
So, are you considering a hair transplant? Check out these important aspects before you finally settle down for that knife or the pen-like instruments;
- What’s My Age?
Age is one of the vital factors to be evaluated before a patient undergoes a hair transplant. Any patient under the age of 25 must take necessary precautions before undergoing the surgery due to the following;
- The hair loss pattern isn’t obvious
- There are higher chances of losing hair in the future
- Experience is highly required (surgeon)
- Is it Urgent or Not?
Generally, a hair transplant is considered an elective surgery, meaning that it can be postponed to a later date in the future. Having consulted your hair transplant surgeon, it is best to weigh the risk and the possible outcomes (desired results) of your surgery.
- Have I Tried Other Alternatives?
There are a number of hair loss treatments that a patient can consider before settling down for a hair transplant in India. Worldwide and in India, Minoxidil and Finasteride are considered to be effective treatments in patients for onset and moderate hair loss.
- What’s the Cause of My Hair Loss?
Hair loss is triggered by a number of factors and when identified, it serves as a backbone for combating hair loss. Interestingly, many of the hair loss causes require no surgical intervention to restore a patient’s hair and these include thyroid disease, iron deficiency, poor diet, lifestyle, and stress.
With that, a patient should consider a hair transplant in case of androgenetic alopecia “male pattern baldness”, which is a hereditary type of hair loss.
- How Well Acquainted Are You With Hair Transplantation?
One of the major reasons as to why patients fall victims ‘prey’ for inexperienced surgeons is because of unawareness or lack of enough information. It should be noted that hair transplant procedures must be conducted by highly trained and experienced surgeons to produce quality results. Similarly, a hair transplant is more than just transferring hair follicles from one portion of the scalp to another. But, it also tasks a surgeon to design a patient’s hairline naturally for realistic results.
- The Surgeon & the Centre
Choosing the right hair transplant surgeon/centre are a key to quality hair transplants. It is therefore recommended that you evaluate all hair transplant centres near you and consider the best one with an experienced surgeon for the surgery.
- The Right Procedure (FUT or FUE)
There are generally two techniques of hair transplant and they include FUT ‘Follicular Unit Transplantation’ and FUE ‘Follicular Unit Extraction’. The only difference between these two techniques is the graft extraction style. The FUT requires a strip of hair from the back of the scalp whereas the FUE technique requires the surgeon to extract individual hair follicles from the back of the scalp.
Since it is considered minimally invasive, patients usually prefer to undergo an FUE hair transplant in India, but not advisable in all cases. The decision must be made by an experienced surgeon and after an evaluation.
- Do I Understand the Associated Risks?
A hair transplant is a surgery and for that matter, patients must consider the possible risks. These include scarring, minimal pain, bleeding, and trauma. For a safe surgery, consider an advanced hair transplant centre.