Author Bio: Dr. Sanusi Umar MD is the author of this article.
Understanding Hair Transplant Surgery Through Research: As with any surgical procedure, patients considering undergoing a hair transplant surgery will, no doubt, have many questions—even apprehensions—before agreeing to treatment. Fortunately, the information age has afforded development of all kinds of new hair transplant methods. Likewise, tools like the internet have afforded patients all kinds of new opportunities to understand and research hair transplant surgeries.
Begin With The Basics:
Patients can begin by logging on to the internet and doing some basic research on what different hair transplant methods entail. Reading journalistic articles on procedures, as well as finding patient testimonials can best equip a potential patient. Videos and images also can help explain the way a surgery method works. They also explain what to expect in the way of results.
Finding The Right Doctor:
As with any surgical procedure, finding the right doctor helps guarantee success. Potential patients should research a doctor’s education, how long he’s practiced, and how many patients he has treated. In the same regard, most doctors will allow potential patients to view case histories of other men and women he has treated. Viewing case histories helps a patient better understand results. Some physicians will even tap former patients to meet with prospective patients to explain their experiences.
Taking The Plunge—Understanding Hair Transplant Through Research:
Before undergoing any kind of surgical procedure, a patient should meet with a doctor to develop a treatment plan. A good doctor will always schedule time for a patient to return for the surgery, and never perform a procedure the same day as a consultation. Discuss the length of time a surgery will take and how long the scalp will take to heal. Find out when to expect results to show. A good doctor will also advise a patient in preparation for a surgery and on proper aftercare.
Since each surgical procedure uses different methods, a patient should learn about the mechanics of a surgery, and understand any risks. Some procedures carry higher risks for failure, complications or scarring. A wise patient will discuss these factors with a doctor and learn to gauge expectations in his individual case. Ensuring best results to hair transplant surgery begin with understanding and researching the procedure. A wise patient will take the time to do both!
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