The Saratoga Hair Center at Williams


Welcome to our blog and thank you for stopping by!  Today, I am going to discuss key points on How To Choose Your Surgeon, because let’s face it, with so many medical professionals out there, HOW DO YOU KNOW who is the right fit for your needs??

When it comes to Hair Transplant Surgeries, they are very individualized, very personal, and very time-consuming.  Before taking the first steps in deciding if, when, where and WHO to help you achieve your hair transplant goals, you should look a the surgeon’s credentials:  where did they complete their undergraduate studies and residency?  Are they board certified?  Extra points if they are!  Not all hair transplant specialists are surgeons.  When this is an additional qualification of the specialist, it is a major plus!

Also, it’s best if you meet or speak with your surgeon directly.  Feel out their personality, bedside manner and their disposition.  The entire hair transplantation process, from start to finish – from your initial consult, to your surgery and follow up – can be up to a year long, and you want to feel 100% comfortable in the hands of your specialist, who will be taking care of you along the way.  Write down all of your questions and concerns and present them.  A good surgeon will always listen.  Next, don’t forget to meet the team!  Interact with them.  They are a crucial part of your procedure.  It is very important that the team of surgical technicians are well-trained and experienced in their field, as hair transplantation is a true art form, and all involved are a key component to the success of your results.

Experience of your specialist, him or herself, is also key.  This however, does not translate directly to the specialist’s age.  Experience translates into the amount of cases one has performed, the complexity of these cases and the results!

Pictures are worth a thousand words, so take a good look at the surgeon’s before and after portfolio.  Ask about their suturing technique.  Many people out there overlook this key point.  But a good surgeon will be very particular about his suturing technique as it minimizes scars, and allows for a nearly invisible incision at the donor site.  The hairline, direction of hair growth and hair thickness are also all factors that an experienced surgeon considers.  Their portfolio will show such intricacies, and result in a natural looking outcome.

I hope these tips help those who are searching for their next hair transplant specialist.  Your health and well being are extremely important, and if you’re not comfortable or do not feel completely confident in your potential surgeon, then they are not a good fit.  The most important aspect of any surgery is the patient – YOU!  So be sure that your surgeon is someone you are able to put your trust in, and enjoy every step of the process in becoming a more comfortable and more confident you.  Thanks for reading, and feel free to call our office at 518.581.1872 to schedule a free consultation.

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