6 Questions to Ask Before Having Hair Transplant Surgery

Ready for Hair Transplant Surgery? Great! Here’s a Few Considerations

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Thinking about hair restoration? You have many options, including FUT and FUE hair transplant surgery. It helps to speak to a Los Gatos hair transplant doctor to answer questions and debunk myths about this common procedure.

Before you decide on a hair transplant, ask yourself or a doctor the following six questions:

1. What type of surgery is best?

The most common types of hair transplant surgery are Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), which sound very similar but are quite different. FUE involves removing individual hair follicles and transplanting them among your natural hair follicles, which achieves a very natural appearance. FUT encompasses the removal of a strip of skin that replaces many hair follicles at once. The issue with FUT is that it is more invasive, which requires a longer recovery, and it may not appear as natural as individual extractions and transplants can be.

2. Will it take more than one transplant?

The number of FUE procedures that you will need depends on your hair loss and the surgeon’s assessment. It is possible that one procedure will be enough.

3. Is there a medication that helps hair grow naturally?

Your surgeon will assess and offer various approaches to hair restoration, including medications. This is what makes a face-to-face consultation integral to making an informed decision.

4. Should you explore international options?

Why travel abroad when hair restoration options are available here? While there are reputable surgeons and innovative practices found overseas, consider the complications, risks, and expense that traveling for medical treatment can wreak.

If you live abroad and are looking to come to the U.S. for treatment with Dr. Diep (as many patients do!) click here to see our Hotel and Airfare Accommodations available to our patients.

5. What is recovery from surgery like?

Recovery from hair restoration procedures involve following specific instructions from your doctor and a few days of down- time following surgery. Recovery time following FUE and FUT procedures is very good.

6. How do you find the best surgeon?

Choosing the best surgeon involves meeting and speaking with them; also, read online feedback from previous patients to further point toward the best options.

Contact Our Los Gatos Hair Transplant Doctor Today

Before you make the decision to have hair transplant surgery, consult with an FUE doctor in the Bay Area; Dr. Diep at MHTA Clinic is ready and waiting to answer your questions related to hair restoration options. Why wait? Make the decision to learn more today. Simply fill out our online contact form here or call (866) 999-6482.