I am planning to get FUE hair transplant surgery and would like to know how can i be sure that the doctor provide me with the accurate number of grafts i have requested?
There is an excellent way to know how many recipient sites were made, you should insist that your physician use the Counting Incision Device (CID) from Cole Instruments Inc. You can see this at the Cole Instruments website: FUE hair transplant tools. This device will cost your physician only 22.00 to use and he can give it to you at the end of the procedure. This device allows you to know precisely the number of incision sites filled with grafts and it is the only way you can know for certain how many incision sites were made. Of course, if you have a site that is not filled with a graft, then you should not be charged for the graft.
We have found that most physicians are not willing to spend the extra 22.00 to be accurate with their incision site count. While the Physician is making thousands of dollars on your procedure, he appears to be less concerned with accuracy and more concerned with the extra expense. Therefore, you might want to purchase one for your physician and insist that he use it and then give it to you at the end of the case. This way you can be certain what was done.
Don’t rely on the surgery staff to count your grafts or your incision sites. They have no real interest in being accurate and they are often more concerned with what they are going to have for dinner than an accurate graft count. Try sitting at a counter and cutting grafts day in and day out. It becomes routine and monotonous. Over time, the surgery tech’s mind begins to wander and they next thing you know, they have lost count.
Insist that your physician use the Counting Incision Device (CID) so that you can be certain what the exact graft count is.
One important point to consider with the CID is that it is disposable. There is no way to properly sterilize it once it has been used. Insist that the physician use a new one on you and not one that he used on someone else the day before. It really is up to you to insure that you get what you pay for and that your physician use properly sterilized single use CID instruments on your case.