Doc, I appreciate this site so very much and all you’ve done to help us guys going bald.
Even though my results from a hair transplant 2 years ago look fine to me, I’m still suspicious that I got all 2300 grafts so I can totally understand why people are skeptical about their doctors. I wish I found out about you before I had my surgery.
Anyways I just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks
Thank you for your encouraging words. I also wish you had found out about us first. The purpose of this site isn’t to direct people to NHI for surgery (though if that happens, I won’t complain), but rather, to inform and assist the millions of people out there that are losing hair.
Some of the more common complaints I’ve received via email lately from folks regarding their surgery have been:
- The doctor did not do the surgery and only came into the room for 10 minutes or so
- I believe that he did not give me the number of grafts I paid for
- The hair never grew out and it is now almost a year after the surgery
I get comments from people questioning their doctors and looking to me for help, but I wasn’t in the room when your surgery took place and there’s only so much I can do via email without seeing you. Remember, don’t be afraid to question your doctor if you have any concerns. Some of these patients ultimately come in to see me, but they somehow never got our message on how to choose a good doctor. I realize any surgery can be a nerve-wracking experience, particularly an elective cosmetic procedure, but you should always do plenty of research and meet with the doctor before the surgery to feel some level of comfort and establish trust.
So for those of you thinking about hair transplantation, please check out this featured 3-part article about selecting a hair transplant doctor. It includes a checklist of sorts, along with a bunch of links for further reading. We’ve written nearly 9000 posts at this point, and that article is one of my favorites.