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In our offices, we have every patient sign a consent form. This is designed to protect both the patient and the physician. The consent form outlines everything that can go wrong. You have a right to know these things and we have an obligation to inform you of them. You can download this form from our website. Complications from hair restoration surgery are uncommon, but they do occur. Consent forms are not legal disclaimers. They are a consent to perform a procedure following a full explanation of the procedure, its limits, and its risks. They are not a barrier to protect a physician from legal proceedings that result from negligent care. If a physician performs negligently, he has no protection from the courts.
As with all other elective procedures, Forhair has every patient sign a consent form. This form is not a legal disclaimer. Instead, it is a document that outlines everything that can possibly go wrong, rare as those instances are. Reputable clinics should consider such consent forms a patient right; disreputable clinics, meanwhile, over-rely on sales and will gloss over possible complications.
Legal disclaimers, meanwhile, are documents that protect the designated party from legal proceedings. Patients should avoid clinics that require legal disclaimers, as their role is often to protect the clinic from negligence or awful results. These are not consent forms.
Consent forms are just one way Forhair advocates for patients. Hair transplantation is more established than ever and a growing amount of surgeons are offering procedures. However, with greater expansion, and the development of new techniques such as FUE, there is greater risk of unscrupulous surgeons abusing patients' confidence.
Hair transplantation is a specialty field that requires years of training and experience. A demanding technique, FUE specifically requires training, experience, and talent. Reputable hair transplantation clinics prioritize informing the patient on both hair restoration and available procedures.
Genuine hair restoration specialists will have differing opinions and preferences regarding hair transplant surgeries, yes. This advocacy, however, should never lead to blurring the facts. This is one reason why strip (FUT) surgeons are specifically suspect: strip procedures have consistently proven an inferior option compared to FUE. Patients should also be cautious of unscrupulous FUE surgeons, however. The increase in demand for FUE has led to surgeons without proper training to offer it, also leading to bad results and complications.
Patients must do their research when considering a hair transplant clinic. Reputable surgeons will always outline their experience, including surgeons they trained with and their total amount of patients. A competitive field, clinic websites often contain a detailed information about each transplant or treatment option. Questions about consent forms or specifics about Forhair's practices? Contact us today!