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Dr. Sanusi Umar Discusses The Hair Transplant Truth

IAHRS member Sanusi Umar, M.D. discusses what it takes to become a skilled FUE hair transplant surgeon. While the field is becoming more exciting due to advancing technology, it's more dangerous than its been in more than two decades.

Spencer Kobren: Hey guys, I am here with IAHRS member Dr. Umar, who actually just held the Advanced FUE Los Angeles conference here in Redondo Beach. I got to tell you doc, it's really a great thing. I wish more guys who are just getting into the field, were interested in coming and really learning. I see a lot of the old timers, guys who want to learn new stuff, but I mean, what do you think about the, some of the newer guys, younger guys getting into the field?

Dr. Sanusi Umar: Well I think the field is getting more and more interested and more and more excited.

Spencer Kobren: Yeah.

Dr. Sanusi Umar: A lot of new development on several fronts. Cutting edge things happening. For any aspiring hair transplant doctor, I think there's no better time to get into this than now.

Spencer Kobren: But here's the thing, and I think FUE's really being oversold, and a lot of people are overselling it and under delivering. These conference are vital, and I wish that more plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons who are buying these devices, and they think it's just a turnkey solution, would get involved and learn from the real masters.

Dr. Sanusi Umar: It's very important to learn the nuances of hair restorative devices. They are not turnkey at all.

Spencer Kobren: No.

Dr. Sanusi Umar: There are a lot of principles that need, go into how to use them. So, I will strongly encourage that such workshops, training forums and opportunities are seized upon to, in order to deliver consummate care to our patients.

Spencer Kobren: Well I really appreciate you doing this, and I think people are really learning a lot.

Dr. Sanusi Umar: Thank you.

Spencer Kobren: Thank you.

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The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons is a consumer organization that selectively screens skilled and ethical hair transplant surgeons. The IAHRS does not offer an open membership policy to doctors practicing hair transplatation, and is the only group that recognizes that all surgeons are not equal in their skill and technique. Its elite membership seeks to represent the best in the discipline, the true leaders in the field of surgical hair restoration.