Do your research before going for hair transplant surgery

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Today, more men are opting in for hair transplant surgery. No one wants to be bald. And that thought is what has resulted in the increased demand for hair transplant. As this demand increases, more men want to opt-in for this leading aesthetic surgery. But the most important question to ask here is – who is the apt person for this surgery. In the majority of developed countries, the legal rules allow only qualifies plastic surgeons to carry out this procedure. In certain countries, even a dermatologist is allowed to do this job.

Ignorance seems to be bliss for most! The common man isn't aware as to who is doing the surgery. And that exposes them to surgical complications by investing their trust in an unqualified surgeon. The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), a popular non-profit medical association as well as an authoritative body on hair restoration and hair-loss treatment. The association has over 1,200 members all across 70 countries around the world. According to the ISHRS, only the following elements related to hair restoration needs to be conducted by a licensed and trained physician.

- A pre-operative consultation and diagnostic evaluation

- Planning for surgery

- Post-operative care

- Surgery implementation that comprises of the following:

- Injecting sedation and local anesthesia

- Hairline design

- Harvesting the donor's hair

- Recipient site creation

A critical security step is to know who will conduct the hair transplant. An unlicensed technician and doctor will not be able to do complete justice. So, you need to search for the best experts in your region. For instance, if you are present in Turkey, you can search for the hair transplant Turkey professionals and make the most of the services available. If a doctor is not able to diagnose the problem, it can result in misdiagnosis. When a doctor fails to detect hair disorders and other ailments and also does an ill-advised surgery that hampers the patient safety and its results. One of the biggest threats that one can anticipate is the problem of malpractice. A considerable amount of academic learning is needed for conducting a hair transplant surgery.

Questions patients should ask

Every patient undergoing a hair loss treatment through hair transplant needs to ask set of questions for their clarity. Some of the questions to ask are as follows:

Who will assess their hair loss and suggest a treatment? What is their academic background, experience, training, and experience? Do they have a license?

Who are the people involved in conducting the patient's surgery? What role will they play? And what is their academic and medical background? Are they experienced and trained enough to perform a hair restoration surgery?

Are they anyone who is not licensed by the state and still has the chance to go ahead with harvesting grafts and making the incision? It is always better to identify this person. You can explain their role too and they will be legally bound to enact it.

Are all the persons engaged in the patient's surgery covered by malpractice insurance?

Technology makes hair transplant easy and accessible today. But it is essential to ask a few questions and do your researches before you opt-in for it. When you have these questions answered, and your research gets done, you can go ahead with your hair transplant surgery.