Dr. Atilla Alp

What to Ask During Your Hair Transplant Consultation

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Hair Transplant Surgery?

In comparison to the transient “fixes” of a wig, extensions, or spray-on treatments, hair transplant surgery is a more effective and long-lasting solution to baldness concerns. Hair transplant surgery can improve hair volume and remodel a receding hairline in balding or thinning areas of the scalp. It can also aid in the enhancement of one’s personal look and self-esteem.

What to Ask During Your Hair Transplant Consultation

  1. Is hair transplant surgery a good option for me? The doctor will assess the condition, location, and amount of existing hair, as well as your age and any pre-existing health concerns.
  2. What should I do in the days leading up to surgery? The doctor’s advice may include not using your regular hair products or employing specific hair treatments.
  3. What form of surgery would be best for me? Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) are the two types of transplant procedures. FUT is a classic procedure that includes removing a strip of skin from the back of the head, leaving the hair intact. Individual units of hair are dissected from hair grafts and implanted into the required locations. This procedure is used to treat hair loss that is mild to severe. FUE is a more advanced procedure that involves extracting one hair graft from the donor location at a time. It’s used to treat hair loss that’s mild to moderate.
  4. How long will the operation last? The procedure could take anywhere from a few hours to two sessions spread out over many days, depending on the amount of hair that needs to be repaired. How long does it take to recover? Recovery time will be roughly two weeks, based on the amount of land regained.

What to Look for When Choosing a Hair Transplant Doctor

Inquire about the surgeon’s hair restoration expertise. Inquire about how long they’ve been in business and how many hair transplant surgeries they’ve completed. Find out whatever methods they employ and request to see some before and after photos. Find out if they have any board certificates or credentials.

If you are thinking about getting a hair transplant and have questions, please get in touch with us. We will be pleased to help you. You can reach out to us via phone or come to our clinic in Istanbul, Turkey.