Thank you for your informative blog. I wanted to ask two questions. I had a hair transplant recently with a well-recommended surgeon. Two things concern me. First, the scar feels awfully high. It’s right above the ridge at the back of the skull. Second, one side has grown in much faster than the other. The surgeon said asymmetrical growth was normal, but I’m not sure.
Thanks for your feedback.
The location of the incision should be within 1/2 cm above the notch on the back of the skull in the midline and then if it needs to be longer, taken to about 1 inch above the ears. The permanent fringe area is seen in the Norwood class 7 patient (see diagram) and measures 2 1/2 inches high. If the surgeon takes the strip above this 2 1/2 inch point in the midline, it would not reflect the permanent hair.
As for the asymmetrical growth, I don’t know how long it has been since your transplant, but give it some time and it should even out.