It’s normal to feel anxious especially when you are about to undergo a cosmetic surgery such as hair transplantation. One of the things you can do to help calm down your nerves and feel at ease prior to an FUE hair transplant in New Jersey by Nova Medical Hair Transplant is to acquaint yourself with how the procedure works, possible problems that may occur and how to avoid them.
Having conducted numerous successful hair transplants in New Jersey, we are too familiar with the 5 reasons why some procedures fail. We’ll go over the 5 common factors that contribute to a failed operation below.
1. Lack of experience
FUE and FUT hair transplantation methods are meticulous procedures that require experienced and skilled hands. An experienced surgeon should only do these hair transplantations because it takes years to master this skill. If the surgeon hasn’t perfected his skill in grafting, it wouldn’t be done properly and will affect the final appearance of the patient’s hair months after the surgery is complete. On the other hand, highly experienced surgeons are less likely to make mistakes during harvesting so you’re guaranteed that graft placement will be done properly and ultimately improve the overall results of the procedure.
2. Poor post-operative care
Once the surgery is complete, your doctor will have a list of after-care instructions that you are meant to follow days and weeks later. You will be advised against scratching the area as this could affect the final outcome. Poor hygiene can lead to infections, which you can easily avoid by following the hair washing instructions to the letter. Should you have any concerns after the procedure, call your doctor for clarifications.
3. You’re not the ideal candidate for the hair transplant
Before the surgery is done, your genetics and detailed medical history will be required in order to determine if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure. The good thing is, it’s not that hard to determine if you’re a candidate for the transplant. Your doctor will conduct several tests and special procedures to check your hair loss classification and diagnosis. Sometimes the degree of hair loss may not require one to undergo the surgery. It could even be that your hair loss is not permanent and is caused by temporary issues like stress, which doesn’t require surgery. If you want to undergo a hair transplant, the surgeon must first ensure that you are at the proper phase of hair loss before the procedure is recommended to ensure you obtain desirable results.
4. Failure to perform in-depth research about the clinic
It’s important to carry out research and evaluate the credibility of a clinic before you go forward with the procedure. Unfortunately, not everyone who claims to be a qualified doctor is honest. Some just want to make a quick buck and are not really concerned about providing you with satisfactory results. Don’t focus too much on how much they charge but rather the quality of service, the reputation of the surgeon and whether the clinic comes highly recommended.
5. Having unrealistic expectations
This may not be a failure per se, but we’ll mention it here because it’s one of the common reasons why most people feel disappointed after having the transplant. One thing you must understand is that the surgery is only the first stage of the procedure. Most people will claim that the surgery was unsuccessful without giving time for the process to complete. In fact, after surgery, you should wait for about 12 months or more to see any visible results. Your surgeon will explain what to expect once the procedure is done and months after so that you don’t grow impatient or question the outcome of the surgery once it’s done.