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#1

Hi all.

I’m going to see my doctor again early next week for another round of consultation.

As a newbie when it comes to hair transplant, I would like to know what are some of the more important “smart” questions I need to ask or have to ask.

Thank you.


#2

» Hi all.
»
» I’m going to see my doctor again early next week for another round of
» consultation.
»
» As a newbie when it comes to hair transplant, I would like to know what
» are some of the more important “smart” questions I need to ask or have to
» ask.
»
» Thank you.

What are my options for one. Then see what they say. Look for things that seem “pushy” like they are trying to sell you something. Ask about FUE and see if they say, “It doesn’t work.” Ask about the staff members. How long have they been with them… although this will probably not be the truth if the staff has not been their long.

Ask about punch sizes, site sizes, if they use magnification, microscopes, staples vs dissolvable sutures, what type of closures do they employ, what type of density are we attempting.

Do a trick question like this, “I am a NW 3 probably going to a NW 6/7, I want to have a 4cm hairline…”

If the doctor says, “Well, yes we can do that no problem.”

Immediately say, “Goodbye!”, don’t even shake his hand goodbye, get up and run away.


#3

Also think in terms of what can go wrong and then read alot more of posters who are not happy with their result. That can spur many questions to ask.

I don’t sense that you are quite yet ready for a consult. I would do more research and develop your list from that.


#4

»As a newbie when it comes to hair transplant, I would like to know what are some of the more important “smart” questions I need to ask or have to ask.

» Also think in terms of what can go wrong and then read alot more of posters
» who are not happy with their result. That can spur many questions to ask.
»
» I don’t sense that you are quite yet ready for a consult. I would do more
» research and develop your list from that.

I totally agree. If you don’t know what questions to ask yet, you are not ready to take the plunge. Don’t rely on one dr’s opinion. Continue to do research (these forums will help you a lot even if you ghost read for awhile) and you will eventually realize the questions to ask that are specific to your case.


#5

» »As a newbie when it comes to hair transplant, I would like to know what
» are some of the more important “smart” questions I need to ask or have to
» ask.
»
»
»
»
» » Also think in terms of what can go wrong and then read alot more of
» posters
» » who are not happy with their result. That can spur many questions to
» ask.
» »
» » I don’t sense that you are quite yet ready for a consult. I would do
» more
» » research and develop your list from that.
»
»
» I totally agree. If you don’t know what questions to ask yet, you are not
» ready to take the plunge. Don’t rely on one dr’s opinion. Continue to do
» research (these forums will help you a lot even if you ghost read for
» awhile) and you will eventually realize the questions to ask that are
» specific to your case.

Thank you all for your concerns. I do have my own list of questions. But I am asking for opinions just in case I miss out something.


#6

Hairy,

  1. What type of surgery are you thinking about?
  2. How old are you?
  3. What meds. if any are you on?
  4. Where is your hairloss at this point?

#7

» Hi all.
»
» I’m going to see my doctor again early next week for another round of
» consultation.
»
» As a newbie when it comes to hair transplant, I would like to know what
» are some of the more important “smart” questions I need to ask or have to
» ask.
»
» Thank you.

Here’s a question for you:Look at these photos,do want to put your body through such trauma just to boost your self-confidence?

http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/forum_entry.php?id=5676&page=2&category=2&order=last_answer

http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/forum_entry.php?id=5677&page=2&category=2&order=last_answer


#8

Good reference Damon.


#9

» Good reference Damon.

Make sure you ask about recovery time and all the things you cant do directly after your transplant.


#10

I have been to a few consultations, it 's good to armed yourself with all these questions, the problem I found is that the doctor or consultant will always give you the answer you want to hear. There’s nothing like meeting patients from the board who are not under the influence of the clinic, in my opinion.


#11

» I have been to a few consultations, it 's good to armed yourself with all
» these questions, the problem I found is that the doctor or consultant will
» always give you the answer you want to hear. There’s nothing like meeting
» patients from the board who are not under the influence of the clinic, in
» my opinion.

Seems to be a plague. I also hate knowing a doctor’s representative personally and you know that they are not only under their influence but the words they are typing is not even their words.


#12

Hi all, just a little update.

My doctors says that she has to put me under G.A (General Anesthesia) for FUE operations so I don’t move too much during surgery. And she has to hire an anesthetist so the cost will be higher!

Is that the norm?


#13

No it is not. Who is your Fue doc??? How long has she been doing this?


#14

Wow, going under (Genereal) just for fue? Run away and dont ever call back.


#15

» Wow, going under (Genereal) just for fue? Run away and dont ever call back.

Yea, I know… It sounds alittle dodgy to me. I wanna hear what you pros think.

None of the doctors use G.A. for FUE?


#16

Absolutely NOT the norm - in fact, I have never heard of someone being put under GA for HT’s. GA is a risky business - that is why anesthesiologists pay the highest malpractice insurance. GA is a risky proposition for a surgery lasting an hour or two, let alone an FUE procedure that can take 8+ hours. Who is the surgeon that wants to do this? FUE is such a relatively painless procedure. The only thing that will make you move around is boredom and sitting in one position for a long period of time.

Some surgeons, however, use sedatives that pretty much knock you out for long periods of time:-P . This is no different than the drugs given to patients in some dental clinics.


#17

JT,

Who in God’s name wants to be put under for work? What idiot doctor is doing that?


#18

Hi Thomas:

Was that question for me? I have had several procedures where I was given sedatives that made me quite loopy. These procedures were the easiest I have had, by far. I would recommend it to anyone who has the option. It makes the procedure go VERY quickly. I am, however, very opposed to using standard GA drugs/protocols for hair transplants. Those are some SERIOUS drugs that they use in GA which cause all sorts of side effects and are sometimes quite dangerous. Mild sedatives are GRAS.


#19

Thank you all. At least I now know that G.A is not the norm. I won’t go back to her.

I’m not sure if I am allowed to name the doctor on here but she is a doctor from Asia. I can do it via pm if you want.

Cheers.
Happy hair days to all.


#20

Oh and one more thing.

When I asked about punch sizes, she said that it is all right, in fact better to use 1.0mm punches because Asian hair has different characteristics like it is thicker and has curvier roots.

Is that true?
Is it safe to use 0.75mm punches on Asian hair?