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

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The questions you should ask your hair surgeon before he touches your hair

Nowadays, hair transplantation has become such a trend, that every alternative person who is suffering from a major hair loss is picking up the procedure.

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HAIR TRANSPLANT

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One should understand that a hair transplantation procedure is a team effort. The result not only depends on the surgical skills of the surgeon but also highly dependent up on the relationship the patient shares with his or her doctor.

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When a person opts for transplantation he wishes for a single surgeon rather than a team of bets surgeons working on his locks. After all the effort put up by a single surgeon results in a better way. Hence, it is advisable to seek expert comments from different surgeons but work only with one.

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Even for a surgeon it becomes a heavy duty to give the desired result to his patient, so it is all the more necessary to build up a bond with the doctor to let him know what exactly the patient wants.

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Let’s find out the little study that one must not look over before opting for a surgeon for undergoing a hair transplantation procedure:

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  1. Ask the surgeon to show you a couple pictures of before and after surgery of patients from the same angle and spot where you want a surgery to be taken place.\r\nThis will help you to know what exactly you should expect out of your hairline after the operation.
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  1. After the seeing the photographs next you should ask the surgeons is for the numbers of minimum of 5 patients so that you can enquire about the after effects of the surgery and how has their expectation met after the procedure.
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  1. You should also go and speak to assistant of the physician to know how the surgeries take place and their experiences while doing it. And in the end you should personally meet the patients having the same skin and hair characteristics as you do.
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Their versions will help you decide the physician’s ability and provide you with a better understanding of outcomes and procedures.

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There are certain questions that you should definitely ask your doctor regarding follicular unit hair transplantation (FUT), they are:

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  • How are the dissected grafts removed?
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  • Do they use stereo microscopes for all the techniques?
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  • How long have they been working under the microscope to remove the follicles?
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  • What is the number of stereo microscopes used for doing hair transplantation?
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  • What kind of knife does the surgeon use to extract the donor strip from the head? (the answer should be single bladed knife)
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It is necessary for you to meet your final doctor who will put you under the knife on the first day. If he’s not willing to meet without a valid reason, then don’t believe that doctor or the clinic.\r\nIn case he meets you on the very first day, remember that he:

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  • Should explain the basic procedure that will be last for a period of a few weeks.
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  • Should be flexible in nature and not prejudiced towards using a particular technique that will fetch him more profits.
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  • Should not totally leave the procedure to be performed by numerous individuals.
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It is necessary for you to choose a clinic or a surgeon who only deals with hair restoration surgery and not anything else. Then the concentration would be diverted and you might not get the desired results.

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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