What Questions Should You Ask Before Getting A Hair Transplant

What Questions Should You Ask Before Getting A Hair Transplant

By Melvin Lopez
Created Thursday, June 29, 2023 - 22:37

Co-Publisher and Forum Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network


When consulting with a hair transplant surgeon, asking relevant questions is vital to thoroughly understand the procedure and determine if they fit your needs. The surgeon you select is critical to the success of your procedure. Make sure you ask them hard questions; it's better to know before you get surgery if your goals are achievable and whether the surgeon is a good match. Here are some questions you may consider asking:

  1. Have patient-based communities vetted you, like Hair Restoration Network?
  2. How many years of experience do you have in performing hair transplant surgeries?
  3. Can I speak to some of your previous patients and see them in person?
  4. What technique do you recommend for my specific case: Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)?
  5. What are my options if I'm not happy with the results?
  6. Can you explain the potential risks and complications associated with the procedure?
  7. Will the transplant procedure be performed by you or by other technicians?
  8. What type of anesthesia will be used during the procedure?
  9. How long will the procedure take, and what is the recovery time?
  10. What are the post-operative care instructions, and what should I expect during recovery?
  11. Are there any alternative treatments or options that may suit my condition?
  12. How many grafts can I extract over my lifetime?
  13. Does my donor have any miniaturization that would prevent me from being a suitable candidate?
  14. How many surgeries do I require to achieve my goals and desired appearance?
  15. Can you provide references from previous patients who have undergone hair transplant surgery with you?

Remember to discuss any concerns or questions specific to your individual case. The surgeon's responses should give you a clear understanding of their expertise, the procedure, and the expected outcomes, helping you make an informed decision about your hair transplant journey. Don't know where to start? The Hair Restoration Network has thousands of genuine hair transplant reviews posted by actual patients. The forum has created a list of the best hair transplant surgeons based on decades of research results.