7 Things to Consider before going for a Hair Transplant

It is essential to know what makes you the right candidate for a hair transplant. If your hair loss is stable, then you are a perfect candidate for the procedure. Read on to view the full details.

Dr. Mohit Srivastava Created on 27th Aug, 21

Hair is the most crucial part of your personality. So, balding can be a significant turn off for you and also damage your confidence. But even though hair loss is genetic, you can cure it with a hair transplant. 

Hair transplant has no life-threatening risk or any major side effects. But remember the result depends on the experience of your hair transplant surgeon. So, before you go for a hair transplant procedure, here are the things you should consider: Hair transplantation should not be done at a young age.


Whether you are the right candidate: 

It is essential to know what makes you the right candidate for a hair transplant. If your hair loss is stable, then you are a perfect candidate for the procedure. It is because hair transplant surgery does not stop progressing hair loss. Do not opt for hair transplant surgery at a young age. Also, do not go for a transplant if your hair loss has just commenced. It could lead to hair decreasing at a faster rate. It's critical to understand what qualifies you as a good candidate for a hair transplant. If your hair loss isn't getting any worse, you're a good candidate.



Keep realistic expectations:

When you go for a hair transplant surgery, you must know that your hair regrowth will be different from others. Hair transplant surgery depends on the density of hair in your donor area. Also, a hair transplant does not guarantee your head will have dense hair. 


Cost of a hair transplant :

If you are planning to go for a quality hair transplant, the cost is on the higher side. Hair transplant procedure requires a team of experienced hair transplant surgeons and technicians. If the cost of a hair transplant is the main factor guiding your thoughts about surgery, think about how it fits in your budget. Remember, inferior quality hair transplant can have serious, negative consequences. 


Experience of your surgeon:

Hair transplant design is an essential step in achieving an unnoticeable hair transplant. The experience of your hair transplant surgeon is vital in this process. Also, the technique used to extract the grafts, and the skill of the surgeon play an essential role in achieving the right hair transplant. 


The type of surgery – FUT or FUE :

You must know which type of hair transplant surgery FUE or FUT you want to choose. The difference between FUT and FUE is in the way your donor’s hair is removed from your scalp. Before you make any decision as to what technique you should go for consult your doctor. 


Whether a hair transplant is permanent 

It is useful to do your research about hair transplant methods before going for the procedure. Since your hair is taken and transplanted to the bald spots, it makes the hair transplant a permanent procedure. Remember, once you begin the process, you have to go through a complete hair transplant.


Post-surgery precautions 

While preparing for your surgery, keep in mind that it will take time for you to go back to your normal activities. You will require several days to rest and take extensive care of your transplanted scalp. It is essential to follow some safety methods after going through any form of surgery, even hair transplant surgery. 


You have to sleep on your back, and you cannot let your head touch anywhere. This is because the area where transplantation happened has very fragile follicles, which can get damaged. You can wear a shower cap as an after-surgery precaution. 


You can treat your transplanted hair like your regular hair, once it starts to grow. Remember, transplanted hair is no different than your natural hair. 


Hair transplantation can give your confidence back after you suffered hair loss. You can style it just as you like. Also, once it takes full growth, you don’t have to take any special care. Your transplanted hair can be washed and treated like your natural hair. 


Remember to get the right surgeon for your hair transplant and have realistic expectations. You are good to go.