Having read a number of postings and messages concerning transplants, the question arose as to what percentage of the transplants actually survive and grow. If, say, 25% of the transplants do not grow, does a typical doctor deal with the situation by trying more transplants? Or is the patient stuck with having paid for something he did not get?
“…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin, 1788
Typically, the success or growth rate of a hair transplant surgery should be in the low to mid ninety percentile, although there may be variability with different clinics. Furthermore, the success of a hair transplant surgery is dependent not only on the doctor, but also on the transplant team and technical staff. That is why the reputation of the entire medical group is just as important as the surgeon. If you feel your hair transplant was not within the acceptable range for survival or it did not meet your expectations, you should meet with your surgeon and address your concerns. On the few cases where yields were less than ideal in our hands, we offered additional transplants at no charge to the patients.