Accountability is vital to any industry, especially one as necessary as the field of hair restoration. Unfortunately, there have been decades of misinformation provided through commercial hype. Hair transplant surgeons, clinics, and even patients must be held accountable for their actions. In this article, we will be going over the importance of accountability with hair restoration.
Why Accountability Make A Difference With Hair Transplant Surgery
Hair transplant surgery differs from other forms of cosmetic surgery. There is no real medical board, in a traditional sense of the word, that regulates hair restoration physicians. Surgical hair restoration is so intricate that it requires physicians full attention and dedication. There are a few organizations that review physician applications, but they don't have any standard of quality, the only requirements are educational, such as doctorate degrees.
Hair transplant surgeons can be great at their craft, but without checks and balances put in place, there is no way to verify the integrity and ethical standards of the physician. A quote that resonates with the industry so well goes as follows: "Accountability is the glue that ties commitment to the result." There are so many standards that are required for accountability, being honest, transparent, responsible, and always acting with care with the patient's interest at heart.
So How Do You Choose A Surgeon That Is Accountable
Research is essential. We have an abundance of information at our fingertips. Speaking with patients is the only way to learn the integrity and ethics of physicians- this is true with anything, whether it's choosing a restaurant, store, and even a gym. We look to others to provide their genuine input and share their experiences, and this is why apps like 'Yelp' are so popular.
Now, Yelp may be useful for reviewing restaurants, bars, and hotels, but they're not suitable for examining physicians. The best place to discuss surgeons is through legitimate hair loss forums. Hair loss forums have been in existence since the inception of the internet. Hair loss forums are anonymous, which helps those who want to keep their procedures private, and they are also great to see how surgeons react to negative or critical remarks.
Belonging to a community that consists of real patients is vital. Not every hair loss forum is proper, just like anything, there are some excellent places and some wrong places. The integrity of a community can be seen by how they deal with negative reviews. Communities who hide, delete, or remove negative comments lack transparency, which is crucial.
Be careful and learn from patients first before choosing a surgeon. Public perception is not always reality, and some surgeons are better at marketing themselves than they are at performing surgery. Besides, make sure the surgeon you are choosing belongs to an organization that holds them accountable, as this is essential for peace of mind. No surgery can ever be guaranteed, but how a surgeon acts promptly with care, can make all the difference in the world.
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