Advice On Hair Transplant - Australia

jerryjacob

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Hi guys,

I was hoping to get some advice on surgeons in Australia . I have been to a few consultations such as Mancave, Dr Rao in in Surry hills, Dr Andrew Kim.

i have t been able to find many posts on doctors for Fue or Fut in Australia - would greatly appreciate if someone could give me advice and any of their personal experience if possible .

I am not considering any other countries at this point for this.
thanks in advance
 

spring15

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Recommend going to USA, Turkey or Western Europe. No one here will recommend an Australian surgeon
 

jerryjacob

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No travel for the foreseeable future plus staying at home - I thought home ( Australia would be a good option ) . I have seen a few loose threads discussing about the Australian industry, but nothing recent

Anyone ??
 

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Not that I've been researching recently, but the Australian surgeons I have looked in to ended up being overpriced with mediocre results.

India has good options if you were looking for something slightly closer to home and acceptable value when the restrictions lift.

Dr Tejinder Bhatti & Dr Suneet Soni are respectable surgeons with great results. You could also look into Bangkok but I don't know too much about this.
 

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I'm from NZ and went to Turkey, all other Aussies I know went to Turkey other parts of Europe as well. NZ/AUS is overpriced & results averge
 

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Now I'm asking, assuming the situation is the same but is there ANYONE good in Australia? I found one clinic that charges $18,000 for 2000 grafts!
 

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Now I'm asking, assuming the situation is the same but is there ANYONE good in Australia? I found one clinic that charges $18,000 for 2000 grafts!
Dr. Jennifer Martinick and Dr. Sara Kotai. Dr. Jennifer Martinick is pretty well known internationally. She headed most of the research into hair transaction and graft survival. Her success rate is one of the highest. It’s hard to find Hair Transplantation surgeons in Australia due to the flood of adds and outright garbage scams. The worst thing you can do is go to one of those places that funnel patients through (can’t name them) giving them cheap prices but you end up with bad survival rates and your transplant doesn’t look as good as it should have. I almost made the mistake of going to a place advertising $6000 for 2000 grafts FUE. I got in there, the guy that consulted me was a salesman with no qualifications at all. Then you dig and realise the “doctor” is not even competing the procedure, it’s “hair technicians.” They try to spin the bullshit that the technicians are experienced and do it every day. Experience is not qualified. This doesn’t make them good. They do not understand the complexity of events of what they are doing. They are task oriented.

Many doctors in the cosmetic industry just call themselves cosmetic doctors these days as there is no regulation. They don’t even get formal training. A nurse literally is more qualified than them, as nurses complete post-graduate and specialise in many instances (this is only subject to post-grad nurses- many cosmetic nurses are not)
a cosmetic surgeon on the other hand is again different. Not to be mixed with plastic surgeon.
Dr. Kotai and Martinick are cosmetic surgeons, which you can tell there is a huge difference when they consult you.

I’m getting mine done in March.
Also make sure you do proper research into hair transplants. FUE will be more expensive as it’s more time consuming, but also results in a higher level of graft lost and transaction. FUT If the surgeon is qualified enough and can do the trichophytic closure, they close the area without a scar and the hair grows through it. FUE is generally what places try to sell as they can get their unqualified assistants to puncture and implant hairs; the doctor can also get away with not having the same skill as a cosmetic surgeon ableTo perform FUT. FUT requires a cosmetic surgeon of skill. the FUT removes a slither of hair which is dissected manually and organised, giving you generally more follicles per graft as it’s controlled dissection, meaning your results turn out much better. FUE transaction is high and often leaves grafts damaged- both removed from donor site and around the puncture of the donor site where a graft was removed.

After all the consults I went through, it’s unbelievable what junk for profit is out there.
 
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