Tip #1: As part of your research, visit the website beforehand
Before going in for your consultation, do some research on the internet about the practice, the surgeon and the techniques they use for the procedure. Find out how long the practice has been in business, as well as the background of the surgeon. Basically, any one can open up a business and do hair restoration. It’s better if the surgeon performing the procedure is a medical doctor.
Tip #2: Find out about the technique
The technique is one of the most important parts of the procedure, obviously. Thankfully, the bad surgeries from the past no longer haunt the hair transplant industry, today the challenge for surgeons is perfecting the placement of the grafts. Once the surgeon extracts the follicular units and prepares them for transplant, the placement is where artistry of the surgery comes in. If you look at your scalp, all of the hairs do not grow in the same direction. When transplanting the grafts, a skilled surgeon will implant them in a way that they will grow at a natural angle with the rest of your hair.
Tip #3: Take mental notes during the consultation
Hair restoration clinics are a business just like any other. During your consultation, some of the clinics will try to “sell” you on hair restoration surgery, regardless of whether or not you are a good fit for the surgery. Another tactic that a lot of bargain clinics use is breaking up the procedures into sessions if you are unable to afford the upfront cost of the entire procedure. For example, if you need 1500 grafts for the procedure but are unable to afford it, the clinic will offer to do less grafts for the first session at a lower cost to you. The problem with this is that you will not get the results you are expecting because you need more grafts. So these bargain clinics get away with charging less, providing less grafts but promising more results.
Tip #4: Make an informed, confident decision
It is extremely important that you feel comfortable in your decision in getting the surgery. Don’t let any sales consultant, doctor or anyone try to “convince” you to get the surgery. Once you get all of your questions answered and can confidently make a decision you feel comfortable with, that is the true success in finding the right hair transplant surgeon.