Nowadays, hair transplants are on the rise. According to the ISHRS statistics, in 2019, around 735,312 hair restoration treatments were performed all around the world. This number shows a 16% increase in hair transplants since 2016. Undergoing cosmetic surgery is not a small decision, so nobody will opt for it unless a procedure’s success rate is satisfactory. A hair transplant surgery in Dubai has been among the top-rated procedures in terms of success and safety. It is an FDA-approved procedure, so that makes it safe. Moreover, looking at the rising figures, we can claim it to be a successful procedure. Although the procedure is successful in most cases, patients can make the results even more natural-looking and amazing. All they have to do is follow the tips given below.
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Tips to Make a Hair Transplant Successful
No Language Barriers
Medical tourism is the new norm. Hundreds of people fly out to get medical and cosmetic treatments from other countries like the US, Dubai, Turkey, etc. A hair transplant surgery in Dubai is a common procedure people from other countries come to get. So, the patients need to be able to communicate well with their doctors, attendants, staff member, technicians, etc. The doctor and his/her staff must be able to understand the patient; otherwise, there is a great chance for misunderstanding. Patients must select a clinic/doctor which speaks a language they can understand. It can be their native language like Arabic, Turkish, Spanish, or an internationally spoken second language like English.
Clear Two-Way Communication
No medical or cosmetic procedure can be successful if the patient and the surgeon are not honest. For a procedure to be successful, both parties must be forthcoming and honest. The surgeon must be straightforward with the patients and manage their expectations from the procedure during the initial consultation. Some patients consider a hair transplant to perform a miracle and regrow all of their hairs. When that doesn’t happen, they become disappointed and label the procedure as unsuccessful.
On the other hand, sometimes, patients don’t give precise answers to the surgeon’s questions. They may forget to share some crucial details about their medical history, which may cause complications during or post-surgery. So, patients must be well-aware of their medical history and inform the surgeon about every important detail during the initial consultation.
Choose an Expert Surgeon
As the demand for hair transplant surgery in Dubai has increased dramatically over time, many clinics have started offering it. While it may seem like a good thing, it’s not. It becomes challenging to separate experts from amateurs with every tom, dick, and harry offering hair transplants.
If you want to undergo the best hair transplant, find an expert surgeon who serves at a reputable facility. To determine whether a doctor is an expert or not, look for their international qualification certificates. If a doctor is board-certified and has memberships from organizations like ISHRS or ABHRS, he/she can be considered an expert.
Some shady clinics in the back alleys offer cosmetic procedures at low-cost. However, such clinics should not be trusted as they usually don’t have any expert surgeons or appropriate surgical equipment. So, don’t be tempted by the cheap quote and always insist on being treated by an expert surgeon. If a clinic cannot provide that, it will not be worth it as an unqualified person will always cause complications.
Equipment and Hospital Conditions
Advanced equipment and hygienic hospital conditions are as much crucial for a successful hair transplant as an expert surgeon. So, make sure your procedure will take place at a hospital and not a residential flat. Moreover, the hospital must have the latest equipment for carrying out the procedure as smoothly as possible.
Search for Testimonials
Genuine and unbiased testimonials from patients are the best way to determine a clinic/doctor’s reputation. Some clinics/doctors also provide previous patients’ contact details. So, you can ask them directly about their experience with a particular doctor at a facility. Moreover, search for genuine reviews and testimonials online, especially the ones that are not post-op ones.
Verify Your Candidacy
Before going under the knife, make sure you’re the right candidate for a hair transplant. If you go for a hair transplant surgery in Dubai, the surgeon will perform an initial examination. During this, he/she will assess the patient’s level of baldness on the Norwood Scale. He/she will also determine the availability of healthy donor hair grafts. Moreover, he/she will also take into account the patient’s physical health and medical history. If a hair transplant is not suitable for a particular patient, the surgeon will also offer alternative options. So, insist on a hair transplant surgeon to first determine your candidacy and not rush you into surgery.
Wound Care and Recovery
Patients must ask the surgeon in detail about the recovery period and wound care protocol. After the surgery, almost every clinic provides the patients with a post-op recovery kit that includes instructions manual and medications. Patients must take medications as prescribed by the doctor and follow the guidelines mentioned in the manual. If you didn’t get a manual, ask the doctor directly about post-op instructions and then stick to them.
Follow Post-Op Guidelines
After hair transplant surgery in Dubai, patients must make some necessary changes in their lifestyle and diet. They must eat a healthy and balanced diet. They should also get enough and regular sleep. Moreover, they must sleep at the right angle (i.e., 45 degrees) to avoid swelling and other complications.
During the first few weeks, patients must not consume any alcohol or smoke. They should also be gentle with the newly transplanted hair.
Plan for the Future
A good and successful hair transplant keeps the future in mind. An expert surgeon determines the nature of a patient’s hair loss, and if it is progressive, he/she will plan accordingly. Some patients may need follow-up surgery; therefore, they must have enough healthy hair grafts left. So, patients must cooperate with the surgeon and develop a plan that will benefit them in the future, as well.
If you are considering a hair transplant surgery in Dubai, look for a reliable facility with expert surgeons. Our clinic is one of the top-rated hair transplant clinics in Dubai. We offer free online consultation to patients. So, call us now to book an appointment with one of our expert surgeons.