We received a few comments and a bunch of emails from people with questions about the patient results we posted late last week, so I wanted to provide some follow-up info. Here’s a before/after (2781 grafts):
The hairlines are always chosen by the patient in conjunction with the doctor performing the surgery. In this particular patient, I was the surgeon and we bonded well. His hairline was chosen to reflect my own individual hairline, a mature hairline in the truest sense of the meaning. I would put the hairline anywhere he chose, provided that it was a reasonable placement. In this case, the hairline was placed one fingerbreadth above the highest wrinkle of his furrowed brow. This man is in his 50s, but even if he was 25 years old this would not be an unreasonable hairline location. Hairlines should always stand the test of time.
Also, the fact that no one noticed the hair grow out is important. It is like watching grass grow — you never see it grow, but you see the change when you look back on the brown dirt where you placed the grass seeds. Hair is no different.
His results are typical for individuals with hair that is medium coarse character. He had no problem showing off his results, because he knew that he would be a good educational example for us. When he came to one of our Open House events prior to his surgery, he met with many patients who had results like he had, so a result like this was his expectation. Those expectations were clearly met.