WAYNE Rooney, Joe Swash and Gordon Ramsay have all had their’s done.
But trying to save cash on a hair transplant could leave you disfigured and even scarred for life, experts are warning.
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Brit doctors have warned of the dangerous of travelling abroad for hair transplants, sharing a series of horrific photos of ops gone wrong
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Doctors warned patients are heading back to the UK scarred and disfigured
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Patients travelling to cheap clinics abroad risk being operated on by taxi drivers posing as doctors
People travelling abroad for hair transplants may end up having the procedure done by taxi drivers “with no training” as the promise of lower prices are leading people to fork out for botch jobs.
The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) has been sharing grim photos of what happens when transplants go wrong.Unqualified taxi cab drivers and Syrian refugees are doing ops
Their experts warned that illegal “black market pirate clinics” are putting people at serious risk.
Most of their members (77.5 per cent of surgeons) have treated at least six patients who have suffered a botched hair op in the last year – and that number is climbing drastically.
ISHRS has launched an awareness campaign to help people identify fraudulent hair loss clinics and fake advertising claims.
“Many of the illegal clinics have sophisticated websites ranking high with Google paid ads to attract the consumer into a clinic that appears on the surface very professional,” warned Dr Ricardo Mejia, of the ISHRS.
“The marketing tactics are deceptive as it appears like a team of professional doctors with excellent testimonials.
“However, the reality is your surgery may be done by someone with no medical training.
“The demand is so high, reports are that taxi cab drivers and Syrian refugees do the surgery in some overseas countries.”
Patients end up scarred and disfigured
Dr Mejia said it is patients who suffer – ending up scarred and disfigured.
Not only do they not get the full head of hair that they paid for, but Dr Mejia said that they’re often left with bald patches from a depleted donor area.
So, the ISHRS is pleading with people to do their homework before they book any procedures abroad.
It warns to make sure that you know the doctor who’ll be doing your surgery and to have someone watching the procedure in the room to make sure that a qualified doctor is actually carrying it out – not an assistant.
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Dr Tykocinski, president of the ISHRS, said: “We hope patients will use the new ISHRS resources to educate themselves about the risks of undergoing a hair restoration procedure on the black market and to make sure they understand the local laws and regulations when considering a hair transplant in another country.
“If it is not allowed, think twice.
“If you care about your results, you may have to pay a little bit more for a doctor and qualified trained team than the taxi cab driver.”
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery This photo shows a botched op, leaving the patient with poor and irregular growth – not the full head of hair he paid for
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery In severe cases, patients are left with wounds that get infected and end up rotting
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Surgeons in the UK say they see up to six patients every year who have suffered a botched op – and numbers are drastically rising
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Many of the illegal clinics have sophisticated websites that rank high in Google – making them seem legit
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Marketing tactics deceive Brits into thinking they are getting a good deal
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery British surgeons said it’s not worth risking your health, and life, avoid travelling abroad altogether and do your research before booking an op
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