There are instances when sehwag hair transplant is compared with harsha bhogle hair transplant justifying that FUT is better then FUE.Its a stupid comparison and the reason I have mentioned below
1.Sehwag was first known patient of FUE in india and Harsha Bhogle is the last known patient of FUE in India.It means when sehwag did his hair transplant FUE was just launched in india and was in very early stages of development.From 2008-2017 its only FUE which has ruled the world.FUT was just limited to some old school doctors
2.You can’t compare results of 1500 grafts of sehwag with more then 5000 grafts of harsha bhogle.Sehwag was aware that he needs 3 sittings at that time to get good coverage but he was happy even with his first session.
3.Sehwag is a active player and harsha bhogle is not.Harsha bhogle uses hair fibre to cover his bald scalp but sehwag never uses anything.
4.Sehwag always had option to go anywhere in the world for FUT but he was well aware of FUT complications for a young active player so he never opted for it.
I want 6000 grafts…….? Its common to hear from patients that they want maximum grafts in one sitting and some clinic has promised to do that.But how many clinics actually do even 3000 grafts in one day is questionable.Since patients pay per graft so most of the time they don’t even know how many grafts has been done.After a year of surgery they feel that its not the graft as clinic has promised.But its important that you should know that actually how many grafts has been done.
Most clinics themselves don’t count the grafts.Its always approximate.Counting of grafts need adequate microscopes and team.Clinics working with one or two staff will never count the grafts.
When extraction is done there can be grafts which are transacted and are broken.They should not be in the count you pay for.You should pay only for the healthy grafts.Implanting transacted grafts will not give any results and will be waste.Choosing a experienced doctor,latest technology and ensuring the surgeon you went for only does the entire extraction.
Do not negotiate hard.You may feel you have done good job but that can let clinics reduce the number of actual grafts.As most of the patients are unaware of the intricacies of the hair transplant its easy for the clinics to reduce cost.
Last but not the least do not believe in the numbers like 6000 or 8000 grafts in FUE in single session.No where in the world its done.A good 4000 grafts may consume 8-10 hours.So clinics finishing 6000 grafts in 4-5 hours should be doubted for.
The other way is to charge per hair and not grafts.A graft may have on average 2-2.5 hairs.So clinic telling you 6000 grafts actually means 3000 grafts or 6000 hairs.Its common in India to charge like that.Clinics like DHI and other famous clinics charge like that.
In case your surgery is already done and you want to know the number of grafts transplanted then take the picture of transplanted area and count the number of brown dots on the recipient area.Their number should be approximately equal to the number of grafts transplanted.More then 10% variation should be questioned.
At the end most of the people don’t know how actual 3000 or 4000 grafts result look like.So do good research,visit clinics,don’t get tempted by discounts and meet the doctor and ensure he does your surgery.
Let me give you a surprise….THERE IS NO ROBOT FOR HAIR TRANSPLANT IN INDIA
what prompted me to write this article is when i saw a big ad in Indian news paper about ROBOTIC HAIR TRANSPLANT.I tried to find out then came to know that this is the same company which was advertising about some other technique last year.They closed the shop and came up with new name this year.Indians gets attracted by fancy names and fancy ads.where the world knows only two technique FUT and FUE Indian companies and clinic comes every month with new technique and names.With every new ad the hope raises in patients that something new has come up in the world for hair transplant.Patient are fleeced left right and center.
Lets know the truth about robotic hair transplant.
ARTAS system is one of the tool which has assisted surgeons in follicular extraction.I will call it a half robot as it can only help surgeon in extraction but rest of the procedure is dependent on surgeon skills.
There is a machine called NEOGRAFT which assists in graft extraction but its not a ROBOT.This machine was launched in India long time back as MEDIKAMET and then withdrawn.Later it came with the name of NEOGRAFT
ARTAS, NeoGraft- they are not a procedure, merely a tool used to obtain hair grafts that then need to be transplanted into the scalp properly by the surgeon and his team in order to achieve an aesthetic result.
So what are these so called Indian robots.They are motorized tools to be held in hand and which assists surgeon in graft extraction.None of these procedures can do 4000 grafts extraction in one go which experienced hands can do.
Patients should be aware of these kind of tricks.They can safeguard themselves only by doing due research before going to any clinic.Please do not fall prey of ads like UNLIMITED HAIR,ROBOTIC HAIR TRANSPLANT,some NEW TECHNOLOGY,PHOTO SHOPPED before and after photos,Cheap hair transplants etc.
LOOK FOR THE SURGEON,LOOK FOR THE SURGEON AND CLINIC EXPERIENCE,MEET THE SURGEON AFTER DUE RESEARCH,GET THE ENTIRE SURGERY DONE FROM THE SURGEON