Dr. Victor Hasson
Co-Founder / Hair Transplant Surgeon
Dr. Victor Hasson – Vancouver Hair Transplant Surgeon
Victor Hasson grew up in Harare, the largest city and the capital of Zimbabwe and moved to Cape Town, South Africa to attend University of Cape Town and earn his medical degree. Dr. Hasson graduated in 1984 and soon found himself working in General Practice as an Emergency Medical Officer in Canada. He worked at a number of locations across Canada between 1986 and 1992.
In 1993 he shifted gears and started his Hair Transplant surgical preceptorship in Vancouver. His training as a hair transplant surgeon took him to several leading hair transplant centers across Canada where he immersed himself in the most current techniques and procedures. What he saw and learned made him keen to start his own hair transplant clinic.
Motivation and Hair Transplant Rewards
One of the things that got Dr. Hasson hooked on providing hair transplant surgery is the ability to help patients experience truly life-altering results after just one surgery. If you’ve seen any of our before-and-after photo sets, you’ll be able to tell that many patients experience a profound change in confidence which leads to a much happier outlook and hopefully to more fulfilling relationships and a more enjoyable life. That’s a pretty great thing to be a part of.
Skills and Experience
Dr. Hasson has worked with patients with every kind of hair, all skin types and ethnicities, and with all types of hair loss. We estimate that he has performed over 7,500 procedures. As you can imagine, Dr. Hasson has developed an expert eye for intricate details. Not only does he use this skill when extracting follicles and preparing recipient sites, he also applies the skill to analyzing the smallest details in the surgical procedure and in the patient’s experience.
His quest for consistently outstanding results is matched by his desire for efficiency. Dr. Hasson is proud that since the beginning, the Hasson and Wong Clinic has been pushing the boundaries of what hair transplant surgery can accomplish and how efficient it can be. When the Doctors first introduced the lateral slit technique, it changed the industry. The standards for natural-looking hair transplant were raised, and the industry stigma of pluggy-looking hair transplants started to fade. The doctors worked hard with their teams to refine clinical procedures to enable hair transplant megasessions where large numbers of grafts can be harvested in one procedure.
Dr. Hasson believes efficiency is imperative for helping patients to realize their hair restoration goals. Fewer procedures benefit the patient through reduced cost, reduced scarring and reduced overall downtime. He is recognized for his “one pass approach” that achieves desired hair transplant density for the patient in one procedure instead of two or three. Dr. Hasson performs procedures, on average, of 3500 to 4500 follicular unit grafts per day, per patient and routinely harvests over 5000 follicular unit grafts in one session.
When he’s not in the clinic, Dr. Hasson is most likely occupied with his three children, ages 8 to 13 years old, who he parents with his wife of 17 years. If he has time, he likes to play squash and to explore Vancouver’s vibrant restaurant scene. If you could give one piece of advice to someone who is just starting their hair transplant research, what would you say?
“Learn to be critical! Look carefully at the before and after pictures; learn how lighting and camera angles can affect transparency. Look for big, bright, clear images that you can investigate up close. Make sure your surgeon is showing you their own patients and their own results – there are too many clinics that represent themselves using other clinics results.”
Dr. Hasson’s cutting edge approach and philosophy raised the bar for the entire hair restoration industry. Dr. Hasson, who has performed more hair restoration procedures than almost any other surgeon on the planet, performs both Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and state of the art follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) . He emphasizes the importance of having an artistic approach with regards to all aspects of follicular unit graft placement. Dr. Hasson continues to push the envelope of hair transplant surgery every day. Dr. Hasson is a member of the International Society of Restoration Surgeons.