In patients with extensive hair loss and low-density donor hair, there is no way that transplantation can achieve a full head of hair. Artistic techniques, however, can maximize the use of what donor hair is available to create the best hair transplant outcome. A high hairline that does not have a distinct edge produces a natural but well-framed thin look. Keep in mind that high contrast hair-to-skin color combinations make more advanced hair loss harder to restore.
While a doctor is responsible for sharing historical experiences and preparing the client for the surgical procedure, clients too, have a responsibility to educate themselves and do their own research. Clients should review material presented during the surgical consultation and ask questions for clarification. An educated client is a satisfied client because a full understanding of the procedure eliminates the possibility of surprise or a patient feeling the surgeon didn’t explain all aspects of the surgery.
Educated clients can more easily distinguish between gimmick and truth in advertising, and separate wishful thinking from realistic expectations. When a client is pro-active about seeking information, the client can be satisfied with results, and the surgeon can be satisfied that the procedure has delivered a welcome outcome.