Where do you get the best hair transplant? From the best hair transplant surgeon.

Ok…that may seem obvious. But what is less obvious is how to tell who the best hair transplant surgeon is. Medicine being what it is, the best hair transplant surgeon would be board certified by the American Board of Surgery. Or, perhaps the American Board of Plastic Surgery. It might also be the American Board of Medical Specialties.

The truth is there is no certifying board of hair transplant surgeons. That means the ability to find the best hair transplant surgeon is a bit more elusive than finding a general surgeon, an orthopedic surgeon or even an ophthalmologist.

To get the best hair transplant, you’ll have to do your homework. Talk to your regular doctor about who in the area can provide the best hair transplant. Also educate yourself about the types of surgery. There is Follicular Unit Transplant, Follicular Unit Extraction (what we call IGT™). There are also other procedures including Platelet Rich Plasma and BioD techniques. Once you understand all these procedures you can visit hair restoration surgeon websites and take a look at before-and-after photos to see if you believe the surgeon does good work.

Once you have narrowed down your choice to 2-3 surgeons get a consultation. They are usually free. Talk over you goals about what you want to see and what your definition of the best hair transplant is. And ask for the phone numbers of patients the surgeon has done hair transplants for. Armed with that information, you’ll be ready to make a determination as to the best hair transplant surgeon might be.