Not every practitioner offering hair restoration is a board-certified plastic surgeon. As I tell my La Jolla hair restoration patients, choosing a plastic surgeon for your hair transplant can greatly increase your satisfaction with the procedure and your results.
Why a Plastic Surgeon?
Hair restoration is an involved cosmetic procedure, and the results are on display for the entire world to see. Board-certified plastic surgeons have highly specialized training in an array of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. For a plastic surgeon to be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), he or she must demonstrate superior surgical skills as well as an outstanding aesthetic sensibility.
Nowhere are these medical and aesthetic qualifications more important than in the creation of your new hairline – the hallmark of a successful transplant. An experienced plastic surgeon will have the artistic eye and surgical training to create a natural-looking hairline. This is no small task, but it’s a crucial one in preventing your hair transplant from looking like, well, a hair transplant.