A doctor offered me 8,000 FUE grafts in one session, about 12 hours of surgery. Is this reasonable and safe?
There are many problems with that large number of grafts for a hair transplant, including:
- The length of the surgery
- The amount of time the grafts are out of the body and
- The access to your head with the team placing the grafts.
- Can the donor area support 8,000 FUE grafts without becoming bald?
I don’t believe that I ever met a patient who can support 8,000 FUE grafts. If you choose that route, you will have a see-through, possibly bald back of the head as most of the hair would have been removed there. You should ask to meet other patients who had the same number of grafts done in one session and to see the results, not only in the donor area but also in the recipient area as well. You might find that unless your density is more than twice the density of the average Caucasian, this will not be a safe or a productive procedure in terms of a complication-free hair transplant after the surgery.