Hair transplant surgery is a hair restoration treatment that is growing in popularity with every year that passes. However, going ahead with the surgery is not a decision to be taken lightly. Here are 5 things that you should think about before going under the knife.

  • Are you a good candidate for hair transplant surgery?

Not everyone is a good candidate for hair transplants and there may be other hair loss treatments that are better suited to your needs. A good quality hair restoration clinic will offer you a free, no-obligation consultation, which is a chance for you to learn more about your options. The consultant will examine you and make appropriate suggestions according to your individual requirements.

  • Which type of hair transplant should you have?

There are two main hair transplant techniques – FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) and

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FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). The difference between these two techniques lies in how the hair is removed from the donor area of the scalp. For FUT, a strip of hair is removed from the back of the scalp and divided into grafts whereas, for FUE, the grafts are removed with a small punch.

  • Can you afford to get hair transplants?

Hair transplant surgery is not a cheap option for hair restoration and you should be wary of clinics that offer budget or low-cost treatments. Cheaper clinics will often perform a smaller number of grafts in the area being treated than a clinic with higher costs would, which leads to unsatisfactory results.

  • Do you understand the potential risks of the surgery?

Although hair transplantation is a relatively safe procedure, like any surgery, it carries certain risks. A good hair transplant clinic will make you aware of the potential concerns (such as post-surgical infection or graft rejection) and provide you with guidelines to follow which will help you to minimise these risks.

When choosing a hair restoration clinic, take time to do some research. Check out reviews on social media and seek feedback from clients who have already had the surgery done. A quality clinic will be happy to provide you with testimonials and photo evidence of their work.

 

 

 

5 Things to Think About Before Getting Hair Transplant Surgery