It is common to have a patient visit me after seeing other doctors in the LA area. I like it when patients shop around because then they can judge the way the doctor practices his art. Many times the patients were told to get more grafts than they needed. For example, I might recommend 1500 grafts, other doctors might recommend 2500 grafts or 3000 grafts. Clearly the doctor makes more money the more grafts he places.
The real problem here is not only a financial one, it is a damage issue if the doctor transplants hair into a healthy recipient area just to unload the extra-grafts he took out. Now add to that every graft that is wasted, is lost from the donor supply for the rest of the life of the patient so such dishonest doctors are not just crooks, but they actually damage both your recipient area and your donor area, and at the same time take more money from you then he should.
Don’t get me wrong, Many times I will recommend 2000 or 3000 grafts in a bald person when THEY NEED IT. So, shop around and come see us if you are in Los Angeles or take advantage of our telephone consultation process where you can get a second opinion free of charge.