Dr. Maneesh Sonthalia (Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon) (MBBS) (M.S) (M.Ch)


What Are the Essential Questions to Ask Your Hair Transplant Surgeon

Getting hair grafting is a big decision for anybody suffering from uncontrollable hair fall problem. This is a process that can hugely boost the self-confidence and beautify your overall appearance and prevent farther hair fall. It is necessary that the surgery is carried out under the strict guidance and supervision of the noted hair transplant experts.

Hair plantation surgery could be a costly affair, so it is always wise to ask your hair transplant experts some essential and related questions before you undergo the procedure.

Hair Transplant FAQ

Questions to ask to your hair restoration expert:

What are the expected results?

Better avoid unrealistic expectations. People who suffer from major baldness must not expect lustrous hair growth. Doctors will never give unrealistic expectations. Once the assessment of your baldness is done, the best surgeons will tell you about what to expect and what not.

Which hair fall treatment suits you best?

To tell you, Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) are the most common hair plantation methods. Get thorough conversation with your surgeon, to know about the benefits and limitations of both the procedures and the respective cost. For example, the price of the FUE method is more and leaves no scar and FUT is less expensive and leaves scar too. You decide based on your budget.

Is the treatment permanent or temporary?

Whether it is the case of baldness with a male pattern or female pattern, the result would be based on the severity of the consequence of hair fall, the treatment followed and how well the patient responds to a treatment. Do not forget to ask this essential question.

Are you the right candidate for a surgery?

A hair transplant expert would be the right person to tell you if you need to do hair transplantation or not. And if yes, which procedure to be followed. Your surgeon might suggest you various medical treatments to help revive hair fall, before taking the last option of surgery.

Is any medication needed after the surgery?

You must know your exact status, where you are with respect to your hair fall issue. You need to ask your doctor, about the consequences too. In milder cases, you don’t need any medication but when the case is quite severe, the doctor would suggest some medication so that the result of the procedure is maintained.

What is the cost of hair plantation?

The price of hair plantation is highly variable based on various factors, and basically ranges anywhere within $4,000 to $15,000. Often the cost is out of the pocket. And in India it ranges from Rs. 35,000 to Rs.80,000.

If you are looking for hair transplantation in India, Kolkata is a renowned city, where there are reputed clinics with expert surgeons and the process is done with reasonable price. Hair grafting in Kolkata is rather growing and the treatment is getting cheaper compared to other cities in India.

The clinic location for hair plantation in Kolkata also influences the expense factor. Also, the choice of technique matters. As already mentioned, FUE procedure might cost little more than the FUT method, besides clinic location and expertise of a surgeon.  Some clinics also provide EMI facility in Kolkata.

You should inquire about the same before you make the final choice of treatment methods, clinic, and the surgeon.

About Dr. Maneesh

Dr. Maneesh Sonthalia, one of the renowned cosmetic surgeons in Kolkata has performed several hair transplant with successful results that has left the patients with natural looking hair without any scars. He holds his graduation degree from Kolkata Medical College and is a Master of General Surgery from PG Hospital. Later on he achieved his M.Ch in Plastic Surgery also from PG Hospital.

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