Key questions to ask during your hair transplant consultation

POSTED: 21 June 2017

No matter what the procedure, we always insist that every patient drop into Crown Clinic for a consultation, before any hair transplant is booked. This helps us to get a better idea of what we’re working with and it also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions and squash any concerns you may have.

A consultation can also help both parties plan how to move forward, discuss the realistic outcome of any procedures and highlight any risks or issues that may occur. These meetings are essential and we want you to feel comfortable and 100% sure when you step into the clinic to finally get your transplant. That’s why we’ve put together a few standard questions to ask when you go in for your consultation.

 

Do I have enough donor hair?


Your surgeon will be able to tell you straight away whether you have enough donor hair in order to cover the balding area. They will also be able to properly assess the condition and health of the donor area, to help give you a better idea of what results you can expect.

 

Will I need future transplants?


If your pattern baldness has not yet settled, it might affect the longevity of your results. During your consultation, your surgeon will ask a series of questions to make sure they have all the information they need to make an accurate diagnosis. This will help them to determine whether you may need further hair transplants further down the line. 

 

How long does the procedure take, including recovery time?


Ask how long they expect the procedure to take place and for a rough estimate of recovery time. Keep in mind every case is different, but asking these questions straight off the bat, can help you get a better idea of how long you need to take off work and rest up.

 

Which procedure would be best for my situation?


Your surgeon will be able to take a good look at your hair loss and be able to determine which hair transplant procedure would best suit you. They will ask you about your preferred hair styles and what results you would like to see. This will help to narrow down the perfect procedure for you.

 

Am I being realistic with my expectations?


Be honest about how you’d like your hair to look once the procedure is finished and you are fully recovered. It’s only by being completely honest with your surgeon, that you will get the hair you’ve always dreamed of. Your surgeon will be able to tell you whether your results are actually possible, taking into consideration your hair loss pattern, the type of procedure that is best suited to you and also the condition of the donor area.

Make sure to take a list of the questions with you when you attend your consultation, this helps to make sure you don’t forget to ask any important questions. Jot things down as they pop into your head in the run up to your meeting and don’t be afraid to ask about anything that may be concerning you. We are here to make sure you feel completely at ease with your decision and want you to feel completely confident when you step into the clinic to finally get your hair transplant.

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