You get screwed! This is why you do your research and you don’t go to the first local search on Google for a hair transplant… I dealt with a shady practice. A hair/wig stylist who ran the company based in CT, he basically had a cosmetic surgeon that they used the name of and to sign off on the surgery but not do any of the work. The nurses and the stylist did all of the incisions and the transplants. The guy who ran the company was a real sales man and I was naive at the time, made it seem like i didn’t need any drug and that the surgery would reset the clock 5 years and not need to be reassessed for at least another 5-10 more years.
The surgery itself… wasn’t great, wasn’t disfiguring though (as I learned later I got lucky) but long term there was no plan so i will be seeing another HT surgeon within the next few years if i have enough money saved up.
As Dr. Rassman said, the key is to develop a master plan and any good hair loss approach should start with stopping the hair loss and then addressing the transplant.
Right on. Well Said! The problem is far worse than you know. Doctors who know nothing about hair transplants, hire salesmen who sell the surgery and then they bring in teams of technicians who perform the surgery and even give the anesthetic. This is, of course, illegal but the prosecutors in each State don’t want to address this illegality because they say that they don’t have the budget. When some poor victim dies, then the prosecutors will go after the person who did it with Manslaughter charges if it is a non-doctor. If the surgery was done by an ignorant doctor who did not understand what he was doing, a death would just mean possibly loss of license (worst case) when it should be Manslaughter or murder. Our International Society for Hair Restoration Surgeons are very proactive, but the different governmental bodies just don’t seem interested. I for one, will volunteer my services as an expert witness in any prosecution in such circumstances as I have done before. Use this old axiom: LET THE BUYER BEWARE.