Why Consultations Are So Important

Why Consultations Are So Important

Consultations are one of the most important part of a hair transplant. A statement which may confuse some people. But it's really straightforward.

It's in consultation that doctor and patient meet (either in-person or virtually) and get a chance to exchange information in order to arrive at a diagnosis, a plan, and of course, a relationship of trust. I think it's only when these three things combine, that the conditions to move forward have been gathered.

4th World FUE Institute Workshop - Avignon, France

4th World FUE Institute Workshop - Avignon, France

Last month was the 4th International World FUE Institute 2019 Workshop. A special one for me, since it was one of the workshops that I’ve participated the most in, giving two presentations and performing live surgery. 

The setting for this year’s workshop was Avignon, in France. Quite a beautiful little town in the Provence with a lot of history. Weather was terrific and although we still have to work a lot during these conferences, it feels great to breakout of the routine and visit a wonderful new place, enjoy the weather and the local cuisine, and of course, see our dear friends and colleagues. 

What's Behind a Great Hairline?

What's Behind a Great Hairline?

The hairline. Easily one of my favourite aspects of hair transplant surgery. It can easily define the quality of a hair transplant (although a great hair transplant is far from being just an excellent hairline) and it changes everything from the moment you decide on where to place it.

Your hair frames your face in such a profound way that a person can dramatically change his or her appearance just by getting a haircut. We’ve all had that “Wow! You got a haircut! I almost didn’t recognize you!” moment from someone we know, or even caused one ourselves with our bold new, avantgarde haircut.

The hairline is in a way, a surgeon’s signature and one of the things that distinguishes a good surgeon from a great one. It is also one of the most important parts of the surgery. Like I’ve mentioned, hairline placement can make or break a hair transplant and has the most potential to dramatically change the patient’s look…for better or worse.

How Hair Transplants Work

How Hair Transplants Work

Hair transplants have progressed a lot over the years. We have gone from being very limited in what we were able to do for patients, doing sometimes painful surgery which would leave ugly scars and unnatural results to virtually undetectable, very natural looking results with short recovery times.

Why I Divide My Bigger Cases into Multiple Sessions and Multiple Procedures

Why I Divide My Bigger Cases into Multiple Sessions and Multiple Procedures

With the trend of the “mega session”, we’ve started seeing thousands of grafts being transplanted in a single session. 4000, 5000, 6000 (!) grafts being transplanted in a single day of surgery. That’s quite a feat! This means, in theory, that patients are able to restore their hair quicker and by spending less calendar time. But one question comes to mind when so many grafts are transplanted in a single session: how do the results compare?