If you can’t accurately measure the growth rate of your hair transplants (as posted in a previous blog post), how do you determine if a transplant was successful considering that no quantitative data is available (i.e. 95% growth)…?…
Also, since you’ve been doing this so long, what is your opinion on whether people are too vain? You must see lots of interesting information regarding this since you are in a unique position as a hair transplant surgeon.
Success is determined by your ability to achieve your goals provided that you have had realistic expectations of it. A good doctor will tell you if it meets his/her expectations. I have had patients who felt that they had their expectations met and I did not, so in those very, very few patients I usually just do another hair transplant at my cost.
We are all vain, but we do not like to admit it. I can fill hundreds of pages of stories on vanity, but I’ll save them for another time. I don’t believe people are too vain, but some people see vanity as a problem, and that is where I disagree. There is nothing wrong with wanting to look as good as you feel (or hope to feel).