What Does A Hair Transplant Surgeon Do?

With responsibilities that require a delicate balance of science and art, hair transplant surgeons possess a unique skill set that makes it possible to address issues associated with thinning hair or the various stages of hair loss. Through the use of any number of hair restoration techniques and procedures, these skilled doctors can create a natural-looking hairline and restore a great deal of thickness and volume to a patient suffering from hair loss or thinning hair. Hair transplant surgeons are trained to perform a wide range of procedures that include both surgical and non-surgical options, and patients can expect their doctor to be involved throughout the entirety of the process, from the initial evaluation to the post-operative follow-up.

During the initial consultation at a hair transplant clinic in New York, Greenwich, Connecticut: Chicago, Illinois; Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia; Houston, Dallas, Texas; Manila, Philippines; Dubai, Abu Dhabi,U.A.E.; and Karachi, Pakistan, doctors will review the patient’s hair restoration goals and will explain the different procedures that are available along with a recommendation regarding which ones are most ideal based on a number of factors unique to the individual patient. At this point the doctor may recommend a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), a Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), or one of the many other available surgical and non-surgical options, all of which yield exceptional results for patients seeking the restoration of thick head of hair along with a natural-looking and artfully crafted hairline.

It is at this point that the doctor and patient will agree upon a specific course of action and schedule a date for the procedure, and the doctor can be expected to furnish detailed instructions regarding how to properly prepare for the day of the procedure to ensure that best possible outcome is achieved. This will include an overview of what the patient can and cannot do in the days leading up to the procedure as well as on the actual day of the procedure.

The doctor’s responsibilities on the day of the procedure will vary considerably based on the extent of the hair loss or thinning hair being addressed as well as the specific surgical or non-surgical option selected by the patient. Generally speaking, however, the doctor will work in concert with a team of nurses, medical assistants, and surgical assistants on the day of the procedure. The doctor will be responsible for designing the hair line that is acceptable to the client.  He/she is also responsible for administering anesthesia and ensuring minimal discomfort and pain to the client.  He/she then performs and oversees the harvesting and extracting grafts from the donor site and preparing them for insertion into the recipient site.

Overall, the hair transplant surgeon is responsible for the procedure from start to finish including oversight of the team.

What are a hair transplant surgeon’s credentials?

Hair transplant surgeons at MAXiM Hair Restoration are board certified surgeons and typically hold a specialization in plastic surgery, but it is not uncommon for hair transplant doctors to posses areas of specialization that include dermatology, cosmetic surgery, and general surgery. The doctors in New York, Greenwich, Connecticut: Chicago, Illinois; Washington D.C. and Norther Virginia; Houston, Dallas, Texas; Manila, Philippines; Dubai, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; and Karachi, Pakistan, all possess extensive experience performing a wide range of hair transplant procedures and were trained and educated at some of the most prestigious institutions worldwide. In fact, many of MAXiM’s hair transplant surgeons are performing research on new methodologies that show a great deal of promise for the future, and several of MAXiM’s doctors have shared their findings in medical journals and other industry publications.

In addition to board certification in plastic surgery or other related areas of specialization, a hair transplant surgeon should also possess an extensive track record of successful hair transplant procedures clearly demonstrating the doctor’s ability to perform natural-looking hair restoration procedures. After learning more about a doctor’s exceptional academic credentials, professional certifications, and prior examples of the positive outcomes generated through a hair restoration procedure, a patient should feel a strong sense of confidence in their doctor. With all of this information at their disposal, patients can make a full assessment of a doctor’s ability to balance the art and science of a hair transplant.

Is a plastic surgeon better at hair transplants?

Many of the doctors at MAXiM Hair Restoration who perform hair transplant procedures are indeed plastic surgeons, but there is also quite a large percentage of highly qualified doctors who possess board certification in cosmetic surgery, general surgery, and dermatology, along with a number of other areas of specialization outside of plastic surgery. Patients considering a hair transplant procedure should be aware that there are quite a few factors to take into account when choosing the ideal hair transplant doctor, and a doctor’s background in plastic surgery is just one piece of information worthy of inclusion in this critical decision-making process.

After reviewing a doctor’s qualifications and medical credentials, patients should consider the extent of a doctor’s previous experience in performing surgical hair transplant procedures. It is especially critical that the doctor specializes in hair transplant procedures and is able to offer access to the most advanced practices and technologies available. This should include surgical options — such as FUE and FUT — as well as non-surgical options, including scalp micropigmentation.

Meeting the doctor and his or her staff during an initial consultation at a hair transplant clinic in New York, Greenwich,Connecticut: Chicago, Illinois; Washington D.C. and Norther Virginia; Houston, Dallas, Texas; Manila, Philippines; Dubai, Abu Dhabi,U.A.E.; and Karachi, Pakistan, is perhaps the best strategy for determining the most ideal doctor. During the course of this complimentary initial meeting, a patient can gain a great deal of insight into the quality of previous patient outcomes and will begin to develop a general understanding of the kind of care the doctor and his or her staff will be able to provide during the treatment process.

So even though many hair transplant doctors at MAXiM Hair Restoration are trained and board certified as plastic surgeons, there are countless other factors a patient must consider when selecting the best hair restoration doctor. A comprehensive review of the doctor’s qualifications, experience, level of specialization, access to advanced technologies and procedures, and the quality of previous patient’s results will go a long way toward selecting the best hair transplant doctor available.

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