Good Technicians are Crucial: Fue hair transplant is not a surgery which is performed solely by the surgeon. Since there are so many complex steps involved in extracting and transplanting grafts, more people are involved in the procedure. This is where qualified, well trained hair transplant technicians become as important as the surgeon. These hair technicians are usually originally trained as a medical assistant in a community college or private school.
The training in the hair transplant office is a very rigorous regimen involving learning scalp anatomy, hair cycle dynamics, cutting tissue under stereoscopic microscopes, and handling and placing follicular unit grafts into the recipient sites. When they are ready to start cutting grafts, they must watch the lead technician cut grafts under the teaching microscope. When the supervising tech feels they are ready to cut tissue, they must cut under the teaching microscope so the lead tech can view every movement and graft.
Learning how to insert grafts carefully and precisely requires additional training. It takes a person with exceptional hand eye coordination to be able to complete the hair transplant procedure successfully.
Rest assured, we would never have anyone other than a professional cutter & placer touching you or your grafts. In our clinic and hospitals, the technicians have a combined over years of experience cutting and placing literally tens of thousands of grafts. Throughout the procedure, we will make certain the alignment and distribution imitates the way your natural hair grew or your remaining hair grows. When all the grafts have been placed, the surgeon will check the donor and recipient area one more time to make certain everything is perfect.