November 21 2006, 3:35 pm PT | Posted in: FUE
I have been looking into hair surgery for the last 3 months. It is clear to me that I opt for FUE because I want to wear my hair short in the summer and long in the winter.
I have been offered a 2500 graft session in 1 day, using FUE. Although this dr. claims to perform such large sessions I can not find any information about large FUE session.
Are large FUE sessions safe or are there risks involved ?
Thank you for an honest answer
A 2500 graft FUE procedure would require a real expert, so anyone that claims this type of result should easily prove his capability to do so by showing patient results. I would be skeptical — very much so, actually. Doctors claim whatever they want to claim, but do you want to put your future in someone’s claim if they can not really pull such a session off with 100% predictability? One doctor reported to me that he does 2000 graft FUE procedures all of the time, but from what I understand it is a follicular holocaust. Safety and integrity go together for the doctor’s claims. Let the buyer beware!
With regard to what you have to lose:
- valuable, irreplaceable donor hair destroyed if yields are not in the high 90% range
- folliculitis from buried or transected grafts
I am sure many more risks will come to mind as I think back on this question.
A large session FUE (in the 2500 graft session in one day) in theory can be done safely. I would strongly suggest that you ask the doctor to allow you to speak or even better, meet a patient or two that had 2500 grafts in a single day done by FUE, then observe the results and check with the patient who had it done about the results meeting his expectation.