THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT READ FOR ANYONE WANTING TO HAVE FUE; I wrote this article in the past issue of Hair Transplant Forum (Volume #27, #2, May/June 2017) which I believe defines a very important guideline for determining how many FUE grafts are safe. This is illustrated well in the previous post below. We are
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
It is not all about numbers. You need a doctor who understands the progression of your hair loss — how to address future hair loss along with present hair loss. You need a plan rather than just thinking of short term goals. Each and every patient is different, with different needs and different hair loss
Generally, we do not preemptively transplant hair to non-balding areas and prefer to treat the impending balding area with medications like Propecia. How do you know you will end up as a Norwood 5 or 6? We pioneered the “megasession”, but just because we can do it does not mean we recommend it to everyone.
I have always believed that less surgery is better than more surgery in people with more extensive balding patterns. If you can get 6,000 grafts in two sessions, why go for 6 sessions of 1000 grafts each? If the density and laxity allow for it, most of my patients prefer to have one larger session
First, we generally use the term “grafts” which will contain 1, 2, 3, or 4 hairs. I have heard of some doctors doing 2500 to 3000 graft FUE procedures, but in my experience as the one who first published the FUE techniques in 2002 (which all doctors use), megasession FUE of that high a number
A skilled physician is necessary for any surgery you have, and one that specializes in the cosmetic surgery you’re looking into is absolutely something I’d recommend. If you’re asking me whether you should go to me for your hair transplant or go to another surgeon, well, I think the answer would be pretty obvious. However,
Yes, it would be possible to have the above schedule. First however, I would want to biopsy your hair to satisfy myself that you are FOX positive (a good candidate). Then if you are a candidate, the answer is yes to both questions.
Here’s a before and after picture set that I wanted to show. Though you can’t see it in the photos because I can’t show his face, the smile he showed me really says something about the value of one session of 3539 grafts just one year earlier. The patient’s crown still needs more coverage and
The below patient is in his late 60s and had one hair transplant procedure of 3,164 grafts. The grafts were placed to cover the entire balding area. In helping you understand the issues related to fullness, the area covered placed about 6000 hairs (in 3,164 grafts) in an area that originally had 50,000 hairs. That