So you have decided to opt for a hair transplant. You are not the only one; it is a wise decision if all other methods to restore your depleting hair have failed. Hair transplant in India is a common procedure and the facility is available in many cities. One just has to be careful about making the right choice.
- Pick an experienced surgeon
A view of the testimonials of the concerned doctor is usually readily available on his website. Getting in touch with the recent patients who got their transplant done by him is a good idea to assess his professional skills. A former patient is the best yardstick of judging the doctor’s professional finesse. But his team is equally important. The team members need to be highly competent.
- Look up the facilities.
After the surgeon, the clinic comes next. The clinic needs to be well equipped with the latest infrastructure. It should also follow high standards when it comes to your hygiene and safety. You can visit the clinic prior to the procedure.
- Personal consultation
It is highly recommended that you opt for face to face consultation with the doctor. The surgeon should be able to provide you with the results after a discussion about your expectations.
- Choice of techniques
There are 2 main techniques available-FUE and FUT. While Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) guarantees minimum scarring and pain, FUT involves some scarring. The strip method is used to extract hair. Most of the people opt for FUE as it is more convenient and less painful. But some people who like short hair might have to opt for FUT. FUT is cheaper than FUE as the grafts are planted in one sitting. The number of sittings required is also less in the case of FUT.
- Pictorial evidence
It is advised that the patient should have a detailed look at the before and after pictures of the patients who went in for the surgery prior to him. It is the complete pictorial evidence about the surgeon’s skills. It will certainly be helpful in assessing the expertise of the surgeon.But don’t get tense if you don’t see the results immediately. It takes around 8 months to 1 year for the proper results to show up.
- The monetary aspect
If the price is too low, then there is something fishy out there. A low price might be just the bait to attract patients to under qualified doctors working in unhygienic clinics. Don’t risk your well being and health for a small amount of money. You can check with the reliable sources about the price range.
- Care after the surgery
Post-surgery, the patient must be looked after well. Only when the patient is satisfied with the results, should he be discharged from the hospital. Regular follow-ups are scheduled to keep a track of his progress and to rule out any chances of infection or pain after the surgery.