“Dear Dr. Raghu Reddy, I recently met one of your patients as part of my research into getting a hair transplant I must admit I was very impressed by the density and natural appearance of the transplanted hair . During our conversation he suggested something about hair loss being progressive and that during my consultation, I would be advised on my suitability for the procedure and also an individualised plan. I find it strange as I have already been to 2 clinics and have a few quotes , but no one mentioned about me being unsuitable for a hair transplant.
I am 25 and have frontal balding could you please advice on what happens during the consultation process?” Mike
Dear Mike, thanks for your query. I strongly believe that a consultation with your surgeon is the most important aspect of any successful cosmetic procedure, let alone hair restoration. During the consultation, I perform a thorough examination of the scalp, including miniaturisation mapping. This would give me an idea as to mapping future baldness patterns and also preparation that I need to make to match your expectations.
Regarding suitability, I’m afraid the fact remains that not everyone is suitable for an FUE based technique. Some of the key factors I look for during the consultation are:
2) Family history
4) Sufficient donor hair
5) Nature of the scalp
If for any reason I find that you are unsuitable for the Third Generation FUE, I would recommend alternative treatments, depending on your level of motivation. I commend your diligence in finding the right surgeon and treatment for you, but if I were to undergo any surgery I would not even contemplate doing it without meeting the surgeon that performs the procedure. At the end of the day , it’s not the technique, clinic or salesperson that determines the outcome, it is your surgeon. Good luck in your pursuit.