Most patients value their Hair Transplant Result based on the coverage of their transplanted area. Well, this should be only a part of the result evaluation process. A complete evaluation should consider both the recipient and the donor area.
From the recipient point of view, evaluation should be based on the following main factors:
The other big part of the result evaluation process, which is equally important, is the result of the donor area.
Many clinics harvest the donor very aggressively and makes it look thin and with dotted FUE scars. In such a case, a short haircut is not possible as the donor is depleted and leaving very few grafts to be extracted in a 2nd or 3rd FUE surgery.
The factors that can be considered for evaluating of the result of the donor area, can be summarized as follows:
So, when considering where to go for your hair transplantation always strive to see photos of the donor post operation, how it heals and how the donor looks with a short haircut when the result of the recipient is presented to you.
See below an example of a bad donor result:
Donor - A few days after surgery
Donor - One year after surgery
Depleted Donor - One year after surgery
The above patient maybe be presented with a great result in the recipient but he is never presented how is the donor in Result sections.
Especially for a patient that starts hair transplantation in early stages of being class II or III in Norwood Scale, and he is a potential class 5-6. For such a patient, donor correct management is of vital importance and should research about this issue more intensively.
See below links of cases presented with a two-way Result evaluation in International independent Hair transplant forums by HDC Hair Clinic.