can any doctor become a hair transplant surgeon?
There’s a little known fact patients exploring their options for hair transplant procedures do not know: it’s actually relatively easy to call yourself a hair transplant surgeon. In fact, there are many “hair transplant surgeons” that don’t do much surgical work at all themselves and instead rely on automatic devices and robots to do the work for them.
Having a hair transplant surgeon that is board certified, like Ronald Philip Chao MD of Best Hair Transplant, means the difference for our patients when they come out of our office with a professionally performed procedure that is going to last them a long time. There’s just no comparison to having your scalp handled by an artist versus trusting it to a piece of machinery or a doctor with no real experience or certification in hair transplant surgery specifically.
Technical Requirements to Call Yourself a Hair Transplant Surgeon
There are only two requirements to legally call yourself a hair transplant surgeon/doctor:
- A medical license, such as from graduating medical school and completing one single year of internship in any medical area.
- The desire to call yourself a hair transplant surgeon.
This is all that is required. So if you’ve visited other hair transplant doctor sites, you may very well be visiting the site of a person with no real experience in hair transplant surgery specifically. While there is an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) that provides recognized Board Certificates in hair transplant surgery to deserving doctors, if the doctor in question is not listing this on their site, it is very likely they have no such certification.
Beyond the two requirements, Ronald Philip Chao MD is board certified by the ABMS and has years of experience in the field of hair transplants with thousands of successful procedures.
Robots vs. Real Surgeons
While robots often sound interesting to patients seeking to undergo hair transplants, don’t let the technology fool you. Often these robots are simply meant to get patients in and out without the “hair transplant doctor” having to even break a sweat. A robot will never have the precision of a surgeon and in many unique situations; a robot can’t be fully utilized anyway. It takes a trained eye to perform hundreds to thousands of grafts successfully. Why would you trust that work to a machine? Why would you pay more to have a machine do the work when Best Hair Transplant charges less in almost all cases and has a trained surgeon ensuring your procedure is done right?
Have your scalp handled comfortably and skillfully. Choose Best Hair Transplant and say no to robots!
Inflated Costs of Wannabe Surgeons
Don’t let higher costs fool you. There are many doctors out there who charge more to create the appearance of a more upscale experience. Particularly in the Los Angeles area, many doctors use the desire for beauty and the focus on appearance in the community to create the illusion that a higher price means a higher quality.
The reality is that at best they are working at a higher rate with the same skills and tools available to Best Hair Transplant, or at the worst they are working with lesser skills and shoddy equipment or robots. Why pay more to get less? Why trust your surgery to a doctor simply because he/she charges more and claims to be an upscale practice? A little research will reveal that the cost effective priced option is actually of a better quality.
Don’t Take a Chance… Get a Free Second Opinion with Us
We offer a free virtual consultation to all of our potential patients to speak to them about their options for hair transplant surgery. Whether it’s an FUE or FUT procedure, or you’re interested in thickening laser products like Laser Cap Me, we can point you in the right direction of the hair restoration products or services that will treat your scalp, and you as an individual, better than the competition. And saving a little money doesn’t hurt either.
In many cases patients find that even if they are not located in the Los Angeles area, they may still save money traveling to us to complete their hair transplant procedure. Regardless of what your specific circumstances may be, Best Hair Transplant aims to always be the best choice for your hair transplant procedure.
Choose Best Hair Transplant
Best Hair Transplant is number one in hair transplant procedures and hair restoring technology such as Laser Cap Me. We provide the best quality hair transplant and, in virtually all cases, we’re the best priced. For a free consultation regarding your options, contact us today at: 213-403-0455.