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3600 FUHT grafts - 1 year update (Lucky) - dense packing benefits


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Dear forum readers,
Patient nickname - Lucky
Race - Indian,
NW classification - Norwood 5 (if he never underwent any transplants).
Procedure type - 3600 FUHT grafts in a single session.

Hair specifics - thin calibre, straight hair.

In our experience, its always better to transplant an area at high density in a single pass. This helps avoid repeat surgery in the same area later.

Lucky is happy with the results and plans to undergo another procedure later this year to lower the hairline.


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The video shows the patient combing his hair as well as the hair being parted in various places and directions to highlight the density.

We feel detailed and accurate video presentations help prospective patients make an informed decision.

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Dear David,
I am unable to upload the video direct to hairsite.
Please upload the video so as to show as a streaming video on the thread.
Thanks and regards,
Dr. A


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Following are some pictures showing an alternate hairstyle that Lucky used keeps.
We feel the combed back style is better.

Nevertheless, pictures below


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Regards,
Dr. A


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great result as usual.

it would be good to see the recipient lacement if you have documentation.

I apreciate your philosophy of not going into an area twice. How bad is the issue from your perspective? What are the percent losses on the second time around? If this is a danger then is is not also a danger trying to place between native existing hair? I can’t believe it is down to scar tissue from the first surgery because if done in one session then the extra grafts are amongst traumatised tissue rather than scar tissue so I assume it is a transection problem.

Thanks,
Marco.


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» great result as usual.
»
» it would be good to see the recipient lacement if you have documentation.
»
» I apreciate your philosophy of not going into an area twice. How bad is
» the issue from your perspective? What are the percent losses on the second
» time around? If this is a danger then is is not also a danger trying to
» place between native existing hair? I can’t believe it is down to scar
» tissue from the first surgery because if done in one session then the extra
» grafts are amongst traumatised tissue rather than scar tissue so I assume
» it is a transection problem.
»
» Thanks,
» Marco.

Dear Marco,
In my experience, patients do not find the approach of repeated transplant into the same area aesthetic and convinient. One of the reasons being that the previously transplanted grown out hair has to be buzz cut. That increases the down time.

There is less chance of shockloss or damage when placing in between previously transplanted grafts (compared to placing between native existing hair).

Regards,
Dr. A


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»
» Dear Marco,
» In my experience, patients do not find the approach of repeated transplant
» into the same area aesthetic and convinient. One of the reasons being that
» the previously transplanted grown out hair has to be buzz cut. That
» increases the down time.
»
» There is less chance of shockloss or damage when placing in between
» previously transplanted grafts (compared to placing between native existing
» hair).
»
» Regards,
» Dr. A

Oh, O.K. So just to clarify, I believe that you are saying that there is no intrinsic techical problem that will give a worse result. It is just a question of temporary “downtime”.

I would like to be really clear about this. You believe that there is no problem with compromised yield comparing one vs two rounds into the same area.

In contrast, you mention in the link below that you do not like to go into the same place twice to reduce “surgical load”

http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/forum_entry-id-29320-page-0-category-2-order-last_answer.html


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» »
» » Dear Marco,
» » In my experience, patients do not find the approach of repeated
» transplant
» » into the same area aesthetic and convinient. One of the reasons being
» that
» » the previously transplanted grown out hair has to be buzz cut. That
» » increases the down time.
» »
» » There is less chance of shockloss or damage when placing in between
» » previously transplanted grafts (compared to placing between native
» existing
» » hair).
» »
» » Regards,
» » Dr. A
»
» Oh, O.K. So just to clarify, I believe that you are saying that there is
» no intrinsic techical problem that will give a worse result. It is just a
» question of temporary “downtime”.
»
» I would like to be really clear about this. You believe that there is no
» problem with compromised yield comparing one vs two rounds into the same
» area.
»
»
» In contrast, you mention in the link below that you do not like to go into
» the same place twice to reduce “surgical load”
»
»
» http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/forum_entry-id-29320-page-0-category-2-order-last_answer.html
Dear Marco,
There is more that yield when going into the same area.
Imagine putting more slits in any part of the body. Personally, I donot like it.
That, apart from the downtime, is something I do not like.
Regrards,
Dr. A


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Good result. It looks nice this way; I don’t think he needs to lower his hairline. Since the patient keeps his hair long in the back, strip/FUHT was a good choice for him.

With strip/FUHT it is better to transplant at the appropriate density to avoid a second procedure to thicken the area because every time a strip is excised, it increases the risk of developing a wider scar.