Interview With Dr. Fisher
To learn more about hair restoration with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jack Fisher, request a consultation or call our office at (615) 329-4227.
Q: Why did you choose hair transplantation?
A: I felt there was a void in the hair transplant field, in Nashville and beyond, having seen results over the years that were less than optimal. It wasn't until later that refinements in the technique re-stimulated my interest.
Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job?
A: Seeing my satisfied patients after their successful hair transplant - especially when patients comment on how natural their results are and how no one else is aware that they have had the procedure done.
Q: What charities and/or causes do you support?
A: Adventure Science Museum and Vanderbilt Children's Hopital.
Q: What advice do you give to new patients?
A: That they should have realistic expectations but, with today's current techniques, have confidence in the quality of their result. The goal of a hair transplant is to be so natural-looking that no one knows the procedure has ever been performed.
Q: What should the public know about hair loss and hair transplantation?
A: Hair loss is inherited in the majority of men, and individuals have only minimal control in reducing future hair loss. In women, hair loss can occur as a result of multiple factors, such as thyroid disease, other metabolic disorders or inherited hair loss. The inherited hair loss patient is an ideal candidate for a hair transplant.
Q: What are your hobbies and interests?
A: Travel, gardening and model railroading.
Q: Are you published? Have you made any public appearances (i.e., TV, radio, etc.)?
A: I have authored 5 book chapters in medical textbooks on hair transplants. I teach courses at least twice a year at national meetings and have lectured nationally and internationally on hair transplantation.
Q: What is your view of what lies ahead for hair transplantation?
A: Surgical technique has become extremely refined and currently gives optimal results, which are limited by the amount of available donor hair. In the future, if hair cloning becomes feasible, the patient will no longer be limited by the amount of available donor hair.
Q: What you wish you knew then that you know now?
A: The importance of irregularity in creating a natural hairline. In the beginning of my hair transplant practice, I believe I made some hairlines too straight.
Q: What qualities do you look for in a patient?
A: Realistic expectations, the ability to follow directions and enough donor hair to give satisfactory results.
Q: What sets you apart from other hair transplant specialists?
A: I am a board-certified plastic surgeon. I personally place every graft, and I have a team of assistants who have been with me for years. I see the patient before, during and after the procedure.
Q: What about the fact that you perform other procedures besides hair transplantation?
A: There is a misconception that to be a good hair transplant surgeon, one must do only hair. Being a fully trained plastic surgeon, I have the skills that many doctors with other training do not have. I have a sense of aesthetics that allows me the ability to create the most natural result with the best surgical technique.