Thank you, so I have longer hair (shoulder length) I usually see that the strip or shaved fue area is somewhat in the middle of the back of head. I’m thinking of getting a minor procedure done as in just a touch up for the hairline. I’m estimating 1500 to 2000 grafts at most (this is based of my research and pics of other results)
My question is that I wouldn’t feel comfortable shaving my whole head, i know with the strip it’s just the area that is cut that’s shaved so it’s not as noticeable, but with fue could it be a lower shave on the head or i there a reason for such a central donor area? I’ve also hear that it’s best to do strip first then fue for later transplants as to keep the donor area in better condition is that true? Sorry for the bombardment of questions, but thank you so much for your time.
In building a Master Plan with my patients, I like to try to predict the final hair loss pattern my patient is likely to develop. Based upon that prediction, I often recommend strip surgeries for men who are likely to get advanced patterns of balding and FUE for those who either are unlikely to go that route, or are not showing it just yet but have frontal hair loss. Most patients who come in already have their minds made up as to what type of procedure to get. Make sure that you are not starting too young (https://baldingblog.com/need-master-plan-think-hair-transplants-photos/). With FUE you don’t have to shave the front or top of your scalp.