Dear forum readers (including doctors who wish to enter the field of hair transplant),
I can not stress the need for formal, comprehensive and long training program before embarking on performing hair transplants.
Its 2010. This patient, while not representative, is still an oft seen scenario.
I hope the pictures acheive what speeches may not. It is bad to inflict such harm on fellow human beings, whether by acts of commission or omission.
Good HT doctors are as much to blame for this situation as newbie “cowboy” doctors. Because, inspite of the chance to improve the field, they prefer to keep a lid on the formal HT training courses. 2 day or 2 week courses are not the answer. Thats like crumbs from the dining table. Worse then nothing…
One does not become an eye surgeon by attending a 2 day workshop.
So, why should a prospective hair transplant surgeon be limited in training options to short term courses and society memberships.
This patient was operated on at some other clinic in 2008 before he visited us for his repair.
We performed his repair procedure in 2010 using a combination of scalp and beard grafts.
I look forward to your advise and suggestions on how to get rid of this situation. You are all experts in your own field. Does not matter that it is not medicine or ht. You can make a difference by giving your input on future training programs for doctors. Not because you are a doctor, but because you have gone through a training program.
I would rather not see a single human being in a similar predicament. I would rather not see a single doctor perform such so called “hair transplants” because he didn’t know better.