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10,000 FUSE grafts - 5 month update


#1

Dear forum readers,
Following the current policy, let me start by affixing a nickname for the patient.
We shall refer to him as Viking.

Viking has shared his current progress update with us.

He is almost 5 months post op from his 10,000 graft procedure.


Patient particulars
Norwood status - NW 6.
Total number of grafts for this procedure - 10,035.

Of these, 3729 were scalp hair grafts
2480 were facial/beard hair grafts and the remainder from chest, abdomen and armpit.

That is roughly 25% from the beard and 37% from the scalp.

You may view the previous threads detailing the procedure and update at

http://www.hairsite4.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=12&topic_id=54467&mode=full&page=#54528

http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/board_entry.php?id=802&page=7&category=2&order=last_answer&descasc=DESC


The pictures at almost 5 months

Let me know if you have any queries.
Regards,
Dr. A


#2


#3

excellent growth for just 5 months, especially considering over 6,000 grafts were BHT.

I presume the scalp hair makes up the majority of the front third to frame the face and most of the BHT was used mainly for the crown ?


#4

» excellent growth for just 5 months, especially considering over 6,000
» grafts were BHT.
»
» I presume the scalp hair makes up the majority of the front third to frame
» the face and most of the BHT was used mainly for the crown ?

The exact breakup and types of grafts in different recipient areas are available at the following link that describes daywise progress of the surgery.
http://www.hairsite4.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=12&topic_id=54467&mode=full&page=#54528

The crown was transplanted at a lower density than the hairline and frontal areas.


#5

Here are some breakdowns of the graft distribution.
Taken from
http://www.hairsite4.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=12&topic_id=54467&mode=full&page=#54528

Day 1 -Total number of grafts - 1865.

These include 575 scalp, 431 abdomen, 423 chest, 315 beard and 121 armpit grafts.
30 % scalp hair

Day 2 - total of 1537 grafts were transplanted.
1035 scalp,
320 abdomen,
143 beard and
19 back hair.

33% body, 66% scalp

Day 3 included a total of 2039 grafts.

The grafts included 1123 scalp, 562 chest, 202 abdomen and 152 beard grafts.
The front 1 cm of the hairline had no facial hair grafts.

Right side and front hairline.
55% scalp hair

Day 4 -
Total 1357 grafts (509 scalp, 429 chest and 419 from the facial areas).

37% scalp grafts

Day 5 -
Total 1456 grafts (592 beard, 426 chest, 266 scalp and 172 grafts from the abdomen).

18% scalp grafts

1024 grafts (402 beard, 374 chest and 221 scalp grafts), were extracted on Day 6.
21% scalp grafts

Day 7, a total of 757 grafts were transplanted (457 beard donor hair from lower neck and 300 abdomen hair grafts).
No scalp hair

The crown was transplanted at a lower density.


#6

V, does this gentleman post to this board?

I would be very curious as to his thoughts as to whether or not he can distinguish the beard hair from other hair.


#7

» V, does this gentleman post to this board?
»
» I would be very curious as to his thoughts as to whether or not he can
» distinguish the beard hair from other hair.

Yeah, and how much it cost!


#8

Impressive results…especially for the majority of grafts being body hair :slight_smile:


#9

I dont trust these early growth pics, I have heard guys claiming early growth and then a year later they all fell out. The truth lies in pics that are 1 year out. Not to say this is not impressive, it is although I remain skeptical.


#10

» V, does this gentleman post to this board?
»
» I would be very curious as to his thoughts as to whether or not he can
» distinguish the beard hair from other hair.

No, he does not post on the boards. Though, I believe, he reads them.

Maybe, Dr. A can ask him.

How is your HT coming along? Can you distinguish the beard hair now that they have grown out longer?


#11

» » V, does this gentleman post to this board?
» »
» » I would be very curious as to his thoughts as to whether or not he can
» » distinguish the beard hair from other hair.
»
» Yeah, and how much it cost!

Cost details are available at http://www.fusehair.com/Cost.htm


#12

»v. Can you highlight where the beard hair was placed?


#13

It is too early to say, I do not see why anybody would be jumping up and down or be disappointed either at this stage.


#14

» »v. Can you highlight where the beard hair was placed?

Duck,
The relevant information is given at this link.

I hope you find it helpful.


#15

Honestly, it seems like the majority of the grafts that grew well were probably from scalp hair. For 10,000 grafts, we should be seeing a lot more thickness (especially in the crown).


#16

» Honestly, it seems like the majority of the grafts that grew well were
» probably from scalp hair. For 10,000 grafts, we should be seeing a lot
» more thickness (especially in the crown).

5 months = 50% growth.
Plus theres the Flash. It makes the crown and top appear thin. I bet it will look better if the top pictures was taken outside without flash.

For 10,000 grafts, 5 months AND no strip scar, this is impressive till now.
This is a slick bald nw 6 turned to a person with just a thinning crown at 5 months.
Hope you keep posting updates on this one.

Any news of Farscalpe! You posted his results at 5 months too. Will like to see how it is now.


#17

No v. This link you provided is not of this 10,000 grafts patient. What I was looking for is immidiate post op compared to where he is now at 5 months. Maybe you can circle the exact areas where the beard hair was placed. This would give a good picture to what we are following growth wise and the cosmetic value this hair has on the scalp.Thanks Ithink this link is another patient youngman


#18

Sky, didn’t you go to Dr. Bisanga, how was it?


#19

» No v. This link you provided is not of this 10,000 grafts patient. What I
» was looking for is immidiate post op compared to where he is now at 5
» months. Maybe you can circle the exact areas where the beard hair was
» placed. This would give a good picture to what we are following growth
» wise and the cosmetic value this hair has on the scalp.Thanks Ithink this
» link is another patient youngman

Thanks for correcting me, duck.

The details are available at this link.
http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/forum_entry.php?id=11648&page=0&category=2&order=last_answer

Beard hair is mixed in different %ages in most areas.


#20

Mr Frodo,
I did go to Dr Bisanga, and he advised that I am a very poor scalp HT candidate. I obviously did not make that clear in my post previously.

My personal opinion is that to date BHT results have been dismal, I am not saying it cannot improve and I hope it does but the reason I came back was that I was finding the cheerleading nauseating on the occasions when I did a quick browse.

I think newbies are getting burned by hopelessly unrealistic ‘results’ being shown - particularly with BHT.