The Dangers of Getting Your Hair Transplant Overseas

You Really Do Get What You Pay For

We are starting to see more and more patients who have returned from having a hair transplant overseas with some horrible and sometimes health-threatening results. The alluring promise of “cheap” hair transplants is drawing people to other countries, but the results speak for themselves, and you really do get what you pay for. Keep reading to learn about the dangers of getting your hair transplant overseas.

At the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic, we have seen numerous patients come for an assessment to see what restorative surgery can be done to fix these sub-par hair transplants. This can be anything from the transplant hair falling out soon after the procedure to serious damage and scarring to the scalp, unnatural-looking hairlines, and massive infections.

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Travelling for an Overseas Hair Transplant

The temptation of an overseas hair transplant does sound appealing, especially when they are offering people prices that are 80% less than other quotes on FUE hair transplant procedures. However, from everything that we have seen, the results speak for themselves. You will get what you pay for, and most times it only makes sense that if you are opting for the lowest price, quality – along with everything else – will suffer.

Most of these “low-cost” surgeries are completed by unqualified and unregistered people, leaving you wide open to things like infections and poorly executed hair transplants. You also have to be aware of the extra costs involved, including flights, accommodation, and insurance, for a start.

Another thing that should be on everyone’s mind is, What about follow-up care? You cannot get prescriptions filled from other countries, so if you do end up with an infection, you will need to seek different medical care in your own area, and this can come with additional cost. The most important thing to consider when you want any type of surgery is the level of care and safety that you will receive. It is not worth temporarily saving a few bucks if it comes at the cost of your health, safety, or excellent results.

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How To Avoid The Dangers of Getting A Hair Transplant Abroad

We would obviously advise that it is in the best interest of anyone seeking any type of surgery to seek out the best person for the job. Dr. Torgerson has 18 years of post-secondary training and is a head and neck specialist. He also has a natural eye for beauty and an uncanny ability to create flawless hairlines that look natural.

With all of that being said, if you still decide to look at options for an overseas hair transplant, here are the main things to keep in mind:

• Make sure you have researched both the surgeon and the clinic that you will be going to and already have a trusted relationship with them before the surgery.

• Check personal reviews describing the experience of patients who have had a transplant done from that clinic.

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