Hair transplant is usually considered as low-medium risk procedure performed under local anaesthesia. However, safe surgery practices should be applied to ensure a safe outcome with better result. It implies that you should never compromise on quality while undergoing hair transplantation.
Few months back, a 22-year-old final year MBBS student who underwent hair restoration surgery died the same day post surgery in Chennai. According to reports, his death was due to the allergy to anaesthesia which left undiagnosed. However, it’s not the only case but there are so many as lot of patients are mislead by small clinics and salons.
Since, hair loss has become a common problem nowadays. Genetic factors such as ageing, changes in the levels of androgens (male hormones), menopause, family history, environmental factors like stress, pollution, poor and disrupted sleep patterns are some of the common reasons for hair loss in both males and females.
Many people prefer medications, care and nutrition that help prevent hair loss, however, in some cases, they consult surgeons to transplant hair or reduce the area of bald skin.
Hair transplant surgery has become one of the leading aesthetic procedure requires medical expertise. As there is increase in the number of baldness cases in men affecting their personality and confidence as well. Thus, the demand for the transplantation clinics has also increased in past few years.
In India, the surgeries are done by those who are either non-medical professionals or sometimes under-qualified doctors. People are just unaware of what sort of risks complications they are exposing themselves to by trusting these unqualified surgeons. Make sure that a properly trained and licensed physician is responsible for your treatment.
Whenever you research for a good physician, pay close attention to the credentials, including number of experience handling transplant cases. Check out for the reviews and photos of previous patients. Before scheduling the consultation, don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions, including transplant procedure.
An excellent hair transplant requires a good team, a physician who understands not only the procedure but the patterns of hair loss, and combine the latest techniques of follicular unit grafting with other to produce a natural hair line. An essential safeguard to take is to know who will perform hair transplantation. The use of unlicensed technicians or doctors to perform aspects of hair restoration surgery is getting common.
Moreover, a physician performing hair transplant should also understand the physiology behind hair loss. Though for few years, it will look great but as time passes it starts looking very unnatural with continuous balding process. Make sure your surgeon listens about your concerns and educate you about the need for transplantation in certain areas.
Hair restoration surgery, involves use of medications such as lidocaine, adrenaline, sedatives and without the proper dosage using the right method results in causing life-threatening risks to patients. The other elements of hair transplantation i.e. Preparation of grafts and insertion of grafts can be performed by trained medical technicians under the supervision of qualified doctors.
Just like any surgical procedure, hair implant surgery also carries the danger of a serious allergic reaction to the local anesthesia often used to perform the procedure. Using anesthesia can also cause other reactions, such as cardiac or central nervous system problems. Though these reactions are rare but the complications of such a reaction could be deadly.
Thus, it is very important to consult a qualified surgeon or dermatologist who have adequate knowledge and skill to check for all the issues and deal with the medical emergencies arising out of the use of such medications.
Needless to say, you also need a licensed and accredited medical and surgical facility that has adequate infrastructure backup to take care of any possible medical emergencies that may arise during or after the procedure.
Ideally, when someone is looking for hair transplantation, one should approach a qualified dermatologist who provides the treatment that meets your expectations and give you satisfied results.