Hair transplants that look real and age appropriate, PRP for hair restoration, importance of aesthetic placement of the transplant hair vs the harvest method, cleft lip reconstruction mission trips and more from double board certified Dr. Ben Paul MD.
Dr. Benjamin Paul is a double board certified Facial Plastic and Hair Restoration Surgeon. Dr. Paul practices in Manhattan and has developed quite the reputation for his rhinoplasty, facelift and eyelid surgery, and hair restoration. You can expect long lasting, natural results and on this week’s podcast you get to meet the doctor and really experience the passion he has for helping others.
When we talk about excellence in our craft, once you hear Dr Paul’s “why facial plastics” story you will get instant respect for him. He discusses his 7 year educational plan and why he would recommend that to others. Also, why did he choose ENT as his residency at NYC. Then once he finished his board certification in facial plastics, I think you will love the story and reason and collaboration for why he went even further in his clinical education to get board certified in hair restoration.
If you can link multiple ‘simple’ procedures together and master each step, then apply that system to a complicated surgery like hair transplants, then Dr. Paul could create a systematic approach that has never been done before.
He has done well over 400 rhinoplasty in his fellowship training alone and we discuss what to look for and expectations from this surgery.
Dr. Ben Paul has gone 5 times to Peru and other countries to work on cleft lip and palette children as pro bono. We talk about the differences in the procedure for local citizens versus the set up and outcomes when you do 30+ surgeries in a week (surgeries that otherwise would never be performed for these children).
Hair Transplants VS PRP for hair growth – what are the differences? Also, does he do plugs or are the recent technologies much more advanced?
Why do men rarely lose the hair on the back of your head but lose so much on top?
Aesthetic placement of the transplant hair is vitally important, pick your surgeon carefully. How does he decide and what makes him unique in his hair transplants approach?
Hundreds of follicular units are harvested so how does Dr .Paul determine when to use the single unit vs the multiple hair units for the hairline. By the way, this procedure lasts your whole life.
PRP is like fertilizer to the hair that you have left, assuming the hair you have left is alive and just hasn’t been “watered and taken care of” for a while. PRP for hair is spun down a special way to maximize the long action growth factors.
Why wouldn’t you use PRP? Why not use A Cell (fetal pig bladder matrix) and stick to the PRP?
Some places talk about robots taking out the hair, but listen to why Dr. Ben Paul says the “marketing’ of harvesting is irrelevant and that the skill of placement is paramount.
I think you will be shocked at how fast the recovery time is.
Warnings about using Biotin for hair loss are discussed as well: spoiler it doesn’t work and could hide other issues if taken in high amounts. Dr. Paul gives a story about this.
-Be The Type Of Doctor You Would Want To Send To.
Dr. Paul tells a powerful patient story that really gets to the heart of why he went to 10 years of schooling.
Near the end he has a unique ritual with his staff each morning as well as his Safety Rule for Squash.
Podcasts: (yours truly lol) but also More Perfect (discusses supreme court cases), Radio Lab and This American Life
Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
drbenpaul on Instagram
www.drbenpaul.com/ for his clinic
www.haircaremd.com for hair specifically
Show notes can be found at www.adoctorsperspective.net/88 here you can also find links to things mentioned.