What should you know before going for hair transplant?
Hair Transplant is a surgical procedure and it is not a wise to go for any surgery
before knowing about the same. There should be some research and set of
questions that one may ask to the doctor before going for hair Transplant. Things
you should know before going for Hair Transplant are:
1. What is the root cause of hair loss or baldness?
A brief discussion about the medical history and proper diagnosis can help
one to identify the root cause of the hair loss. It is important to sit with the
doctor and avail a comprehensive consultation regarding the possible
causes of hair loss.
2. Is hair transplantation the only solution to current situation of baldness?
The doctor may help you to take a decision towards surgical or non-surgical
options for treating hair loss depending upon the stage of baldness.
3. Am I the right candidate?
If you have male pattern baldness equal or above stage 2, and, have
healthy scalp with good quantity of donor hairs, then hair transplant is
suggested. If the patient has complete baldness then patient may not be an
4. Hair Transplant Methods
Get to know about the hair transplant method that surgeon is using. Two
types of methods used today are FUE and FUT.
FUE involves extraction of individual hair follicles using micro punches from
donor area and implanting same to recipient area. FUE is comparatively less
painful and has short recovery time.
FUT involve extraction of the strip containing the hair follicles which then
dissect into individual follicles and transplanted to the bald area.
5. Do I have enough donor hair?
If in case of weak donor the surgeon can take leverage of extracting hair
follicles from other areas of body like beard, upper chest or upper back in
addition to the scalp. This makes FUE a better option for hair transplant.
6. Will the results look natural?
The result will look natural when performed by experienced surgeon. Age
appropriate hair line designing, mimicking the natural angulations and
direction are some of the point which contributes to natural looking results
after hair transplant. Read here What Makes Hair Transplant Undetectable
7. How much it will cost to my pocket?
The cost of hair transplant is depends upon the number of grafts need to be
transplanted and what type of procedure is chosen whether it is scalp to
scalp hair transplant or body to hair transplant or eyebrow hair transplant
or facial hair transplant. Some clinics charge on the basis of number of
grafts whiles other charge on number of hair basis. Usually, 1 graft=~ 2.2