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9 Mistakes that Can Ruin Your Hair Transplant Surgery

Mistakes that Can Ruin Your Hair Transplant Surgery

Image Credits: From Wikimedia Commons / Uploaded by User Amroalucard  By Louis Mark Just like we do with our general health and youthfulness, we take our hair for granted – until it’s gone. Hair transplant surgery is a popular option for restoring a near-full head of hair and injecting that dose of self-confidence we’ve been missing. But we’ve all heard the horror stories about hair transplant procedures gone wrong. Hair transplant surgery is like any other cosmetic medical procedure in that there are risks and possibilities of botched results if we don’t educate ourselves beforehand. Often, all it takes is choosing the right doctor. Here are some tips on avoiding mistakes that can ruin your hair transplant surgery:Just like we do with our general health and youthfulness, we take our hair for granted – until it’s gone. Hair transplant surgery is a popular option for restoring a near-full head of hair and injecting that dose of self-confidence we’ve been missing. But we’ve all heard the horror stories about hair transplant procedures gone wrong. Hair transplant surgery is like any other cosmetic medical procedure in that there are risks and possibilities of botched results if we don’t educate ourselves beforehand.
  1. Avoiding Quality Over Cost
Choosing cost over quality is one of the most common mistakes that can lead to a bad hair transplant, so avoid being tempted by the cheapest option. There’s a reason why some establishments offer bargain basement prices ­– choosing the cheap route can lead to regrettable results. 2. Searching Hospitals at Your Convenience Be willing to travel to find the best hair transplants in London has to offer. Don’t be tempted to choose the closest, most convenient location. 3. Not Doing a Background Check of the Doctor We wouldn’t want an inexperienced surgeon to operate on our heart, so why choose a doctor without a record of excellence when it comes to our hair? Read reviews and research a potential doctor’s success rate before signing on the dotted line. 4. Not Checking the Available Facilities and Equipment The quality of facilities and equipment is just as important to a successful hair transplant surgery as finding the right doctor. The best facilities will offer state-of-the-art equipment. Don’t settle for anything less. 5. Avoid Discussing with the Doctor As in any surgical procedure, it’s crucial to have good communication with your doctor, and sometimes even dangerous if there is a lack of decent discussion. Being a smoker, for example, comes with additional risks during the surgery and recovery. So, it’s important to discuss your health with your doctor before the procedure. Ask plenty of questions, and provide your doctor with a detailed medical history - don’t leave out even the smallest details about your health. Educate yourself on what will happen during the procedure. 6. Faith in Advertisements and Claims Without Proper Research We all want to trust in unrealistic claims, and but don’t believe everything you read. Don’t be fooled by a hair transplant surgeon’s flashy website. Do your research, stick to what’s most important, and that is your surgeon’s track record, and rate of client satisfaction.7. Having Unreal Expectations The internet is full of bad-news stories about hair transplants, but often it’s not a failure in the procedure itself, but unreal expectations on the part of the patient. Often people walk into a transplant clinic completely unaware of how many grafts it might take to restore a full head of hair. Sometimes, they’re not patient with the results – the rate of hair growth after transplant surgery varies significantly from person to person. 8. Ignoring Doctor’s Instructions Every surgical procedure carries risks of side effects and hair transplant surgery is no different. It might be cosmetic, but it’s still surgery, often requiring up to eight hours to complete. So, as with any surgery, it’s crucial to follow your doctor’s instructions for pre- and post-surgery care. Don’t cut corners, this part of the procedure is critical to receiving the results you’re looking for. 9. Improper Care After Surgery Post-operative care is crucial to ensure the best possible outcome. Improper hygiene, for example, can lead to infection, which can have serious consequences. Some of the instructions you’ll receive are keeping the area clean, spraying it with saline solution to keep it moist and avoid itching, and sleeping in an almost upright position for the first few days after returning home. Your clinic will send you home with a detailed list of post-op instructions – follow them.  This is a guest contribution by Aspiration London Ltd. Arguably the first hair loss and hair replacement super-centre in the UK, our Aspiration Hair Centre offers Hair Transplants in London and is conveniently located in Central London’s London Bridge area (right next to London Bridge Tube Station)–it is another UK industry “first” from Aspiration.