I have had a terrific experience that is worth sharing with others who are considering a hair transplant.
It was easy for me to decide to have a hair transplant. I knew that I wanted to have my hair back and now I had to make sure that I picked the best doctor. Since I am very analytical in my job as an executive, it would follow that I would scrutinize and go through proper due diligence when selecting a skilled physician to handle this important procedure. I wasn’t about to settle for anything but the best work and I knew I wanted a top notch, experienced professional. I researched the entire US and Canada by reading various websites and from there gathered a short list of doctors. I made phone calls and ended up visiting 3 doctors that do hair restoration in the Boston, Providence and the NYC areas. One of those visits included an open house at Dr. Bernstein’s office in NYC. Here I met Dr. Bernstein and listened as he provided an overview of hair transplantation as well as alternative options to hair transplants. At that open house, I thoroughly reviewed numerous before and after pictures of his patients, and had the opportunity to see a transplant being performed as well as talking to a number of previous hair transplant clients that were willing to share their experiences with me.
I especially liked the fact that Dr. Bernstein clearly stated that surgical hair restoration is not for everybody. I knew immediately that this office didn’t feel like I was in a churn and burn factory-like environment that would simply take all prospective patients and reel them in. In an odd way, I liked the fact that I saw a professional providing advice and commentary that in a number of cases resulted in the patient recognizing that hair transplantation might not be right in their own circumstance. I liked the candor and honesty represented in this first meeting with Dr. Bernstein. I didn’t know how bad I wanted my hair back until Dr. Bernstein pointed out that I came into his office with a “comb over” and it was my way of really trying to cover my head and hide my baldness. During my consultation time, Dr. Bernstein took the time to listen to my entire personal history and understood my rationale for wanting new hair. From that review, I decided on Dr. Bernstein to perform my surgery. I liked his personality, his credentials in being recognized as one of the leaders in the world for hair transplantation, and most importantly, his artistic and technical skills as demonstrated by my direct interaction with prior clients attesting to their high satisfaction levels achieved.
I have had two hair transplant surgeries, October ’04 2213 FUT., and October ’07 1940 FUT. Both of the procedures went flawlessly and I never experienced any pain or swelling of any significance, and I was back to work immediately without anybody noticing anything. Dr. Bernstein’s seasoned staff of nurses and surgical assistants were excellent and performed their work in a pleasant professional manner and they seemed confident and well trained in their roles. For me, this support team represented a key component in ensuring a productive surgical outcome. Their friendly attitude and solicitous attention to my needs as a patient, made the time go by without me wanting or needing anything.
I am writing this for those of you that are apprehensive about this procedure. I can say that it has been one of the best things I have done in my life and my satisfaction level is VERY HIGH. Had I known that the procedure was going to result in such a positive outcome, I certainly would have done it sooner. I believe my initial research for a qualified physician paid off and hope that my story helps you through your process. I wish you fellow hair seekers much success.
Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on March 19th, 2015 at 3:56 pm