Question: I had a hair transplant procedure done recently and my question is this - Is it normal for the surgeon to use assistance during the procedure?
Answer: This is the standard in hair transplant surgery. The hair transplant surgeon and his team work together, and it's important also that the surgeon is maintaining quality control of the surgery as well. This means that he/she is overseeing the entire procedure to insure the grafts are being placed correctly, for example. At Beverly Hills Hair Restoration, it's all about quality. A quality surgeon is only as good as his team which is why our technicians are highly-skilled in the specialization of hair restoration surgery. And there are ways to determine this when doing research on a hair transplant clinic.
A good rule is to ask during the hair transplant consultation about the team as a whole and their experience. For example, "How long have the technicians been performing hair transplant surgery with the doctor?" If the technicians have been with the doctor for many years, this means there is more consistency in the work being performed in the clinic. The truth is that the technicians are just as crucial to the procedure as the surgeon.