I have had several consultations over the last year.
measurement of donor density has varied enormously and not one count was consistent with another.
All Representatives that I met were genuine (not the old salesman type) and honest regarding what they thought cold be achieved. 10/10 to all I have met or talked to.
Having said this only one consultation included the complete Q and A together with the count performed by the surgeon himself and that was BHR Basinger. The importance of this cannot be under estimated. I realise that I cold not even consider an HT without all technical details and thorough examination by the surgeon himself. As an example Armani did meet me bt on the back of examination by representatives. He was not as clear about tools and other aspects of his technique as I needed. That may be fine for some but I need the absolute picture. closure technique degree of undermining staples / running / double layer and why. recipient angulation / depth / instrument type size. Staff longevity etc etc. Even the best representatives are often a little unfamiliar with some of these issues but they are important in my view.
Of cause the other way of looking at it is that the results are what counts and that is all we need to know about. That’s fine but it’s not for me.