I am reading your site with great interest. I have also looked into the Choi procedure, and one well-known Choi advocate in the UK (where I also live) offers what seems to be a reasonable package, in Athens Greece. I was wondering if you could tell me more about the Choi procedure and does it yield the BEST results, with regards to density with least scarring as it is claimed? Why do some people say that FUE is not so effective? Is an “needle implanter” better than the conventional method? What about the use of Choi around the world? For instance USA, Japan, Australia? Any advice you can provide would be greatly appreciated!

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The Choi implanter is just a surgical tool. It makes some aspects of the transplant easier to perform, especially for those people who did not develop the difficult placing skills with the more traditional transplant tools used throughout the world. An instrument is only as good as the person using it, so I can not package the tool with the technique. The Choi generally requires ‘skinny’ grafts, which tend to dry out more easily, therefore, this instrument requires special skills, different than those that do not have to make the grafts skinny. Some people believe that skinny grafts do not grow as well. I believe that in the right hands, with the years of experience, skinny grafts should grow as well a chubby grafts. The grafts we make are half way between skinny and chubby, just my preference.

The Choi implanter did not develop a following in the United States. In Asia and other parts of the world, it is very popular. I do not believe that it is any better than anything else that the surgeons have perfected in their native countries.

To answer your questions about FUE, I would suggest that you look at the FUE category of this blog.