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    What are the risks associated with Hair restoration surgery?

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Posted on Tue, 3 Feb 2015 in Beauty & Cosmetics
Question: What are the risks associated with Hair restoration surgery
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Surgical risks of hair restoration infection and deformity

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for contacting HCM with you health care concerns

You are considering having hair restoration surgery and you are concerned about possible side effects or risks with the surgery. The first thing to consider is what your expectation are for hair restoration? If you think you can get a full head of hair then you will be disappointed. You will get a better overall appearance but not back to normal.

the procedure itself will cause pain and discomfort. The hair transplanted may not take and may fall out anyway. The hair could get infected and require additional antibiotics and treatment. There could be deformity from the surgery and scar tissue from the surgery.

The best way to get your best results is to talk with a competent and skilled surgeon. Talk to people who have had surgery by the surgeon or get references from prior patients. You can also get the doctors credentials. Ask your surgeon questions and be sure you can trust him before embarking on surgery.

In summary
1. risks include infection, deformity, scarring and lack of hair growth
2. reduce expectations
3. Review surgeons credentials
4. Get references from other patients
5. Ask you surgeon questions

I hope I answered your question. Please contact HCM again with your health care concerns or questions.
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Dr. Ronald Schubert

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