I have said for many years, that a good strip is better than a bad FUE.
I have seen , extremely rarely since 1989, “pencil thin” strip or FUT scars.
There would be close to a million guys around the world who were told that the scar will be pencil thin, but as most unfortunately know , this is not the case.
So how do doctors get away with it ??..its in the legal disclaimer, among other sneaky ways of covering their butts for pits, dents, bad angulation, poor yield , scalp shock etc etc etc
On many occasions over the years, when patients are shopping around, I always tell them that after they are told about pencil scars, FUE superiority etc by a Doctor or consultant ALWAYS ask to see the disclaimer before paying a deposit or making any commitment , so they can mull over it for a week or two.
I predict to the patient that the Dr or consultant will rummage through the drawers , and say words to the effect " I can’t seem to find one right now…"
The truth is that what was told is 'NEGATED" by the disclaimer often signed on the day of surgery.
Now strictly speaking, this can be challenged here in Australia, as not enough time was allowed to digest the risks etc and some patients have successfully sued the doctor.
If the procedure was done overseas, because of globalisation , exposing on social media is risky, even if the patient is the victim for it is they who will get sued. …an unholy alliance between doctors and lawyers…[ who wooda funk it ?] Or if they have the time money and patience to spend months in a foreign country fighting the legal system and the disclaimer…then good luck…therefore nobody does it…and the clinic knows it.
Dr Ray Woods