How to choose your Hair Transplant Surgeon

How to choose your Hair Transplant Surgeon

Hair Transplant Surgery has become much more popular in the last few years with the number of clinics in the UK increasing. In addition, many clinics overseas advertise in the UK targeting prospective patients with offers of cheap package deals.

With so much choice at different price points it is understandable that it can be difficult to make a decision. If you are thinking of treating your hair loss you might want to consider the following points.

  1. Are you able to meet with your surgeon before the day of surgery?

It is vital to have the opportunity to meet your hair transplant surgeon before the day of surgery. A thorough history and examination of your scalp should be carried out before suggesting any treatment plan.

Long-term planning is crucial to the success of your hair transplant and there is no-one better to do this than your surgeon.

  1. Do they practise exclusively in hair restoration surgery or are they part time?

We believe the best hair transplant clinics in the world are focussed purely on hair restoration.

They will be very familiar with Follicular Unit Excision (FUE), Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) as well as the non-surgical side of treating hair loss.

Those who have specialised in hair transplant surgery will also make an effort to attend regular conferences such as those held by the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.

  1. Do they have access to a range of treatments?

Is it important for my hair transplant surgeon to perform both Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT).

FUE and FUT are the two main techniques in surgical hair restoration. Both techniques have their pros and cons and at The D’Souza Clinic we feel that it is important for your hair transplant surgeon to offer both techniques.

  1. How many cases have they performed and over what period of time?

The skill of the surgeon will depend on them having experience with all different kinds of hair types and conditions. Performing one case every few months is not the same as performing hair transplant surgery every week.

  1. What qualifications does your surgeon have?

Hair Transplant Surgeons in the UK come from a variety of backgrounds, hence there will be some variability in their post-graduate qualifications. In the field of hair restoration however there is only one qualification and that is The American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.

Mr Christopher D’Souza MBBS MSc MRCS

The D’Souza Clinic

Mr Christopher D’Souza is an award-winning hair transplant surgeon, with extensive experience in Follicular Unit Excision (FUE), Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Robotic Hair Transplantation, ARTAS.

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