I am planning to undergo hair transplant. I have consulted a doctor in Delhi (India). He has suggested that I will require 3500 grafts. He says he will perform the hair transplant from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. My concern is: Can he place 3500 grafts in one session in one session or is he just cheating me? Because placing 3500 grafts skillfully might require more time.
Please advise whether 3500 grafts can be placed in one session.
It would be rare for an Indian to have enough density to allow for even 2500 grafts, as the typical Indian has a much lower density than Caucasians (who might yield 3500 grafts). With the time he quoted, it would be unusual for that to occur as well. In the hands of experienced hair transplant surgeons in the US like me, it generally takes 7-8 hours. Plus, you are questioning his honesty and that alone should raise a flag.
To be sure that he can do this procedure, ask to meet other patients who have had this done so you can see the results of that work. There is no substitute for meeting and seeing patients who have experienced this.