Hi Dr. Rassman and Dr. Pak
I was just going through your web site and found that you performed a megasession April 2004 which transplanted 1901 follicular unit extraction grafts on a patient, and I was wondering if you have any updated photos or information on this patient so I could see the final results. And also how long did this procedure last?
Thanks for your time and keep up the great work!!
This is the patient you’re referring to — HERE
I only see the patients when they need to see me or if the results are less than expected as many of our patients reside out-of-town. I rarely have them return after the first 8 month period when I would like to assess their results. That was the last time I saw him but I spoke with him over the phone and he reported that the results looked great at 8 months.
We were not as efficient in performing FUE megasessions in 2004 when compared to today. Back then we needed a larger team of people to assist us with FUE and it often took 7 to 10 hours for an FUE of over 2000 grafts. Today we routinely perform 1500 graft FUE sessions and can harvest these grafts as fast as 1 to 2 hours (Each patient is different so the speed and efficiently varies because of the tissue make-up of each patient). Today, we do not need the large staffs we used to use when doing any hair transplant, either strip or FUE.