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#1

Hello to everybody, this is one case of extensive hairloss restored through one procedure combining two methods, STRIP and FUE. The surgery was performed during three days , two days for FUE and one day for STRIP, the details are as below:

Method: FUE + STRIP
Nº of Grafts: 3.000 STRIP + 2.000 FUE
TOTAL: 5.000 GRAFTS

Here you can examine the evolution from before to one year after.

Before:


Immediately after:




1 Year after:

#2

Great transformation. It looks like the patient has really good hair characteristics.


#3

Why is that? You couldn’t just take 1 megasession strip with 5000 grafts from him?


#4

Are there any top down shots of the crown


#5

» Why is that? You couldn’t just take 1 mega session strip with 5000 grafts
» from him?

This is because Dr Michalis is an expert in both methods so we are not constrained by one method and we do not need to force the donor to the maximum and to take out a BIG strip, instead of this we can extract safely 3.000 grafts from the strip, without forcing the area and another 2.000 additional grafts through FUE. The result after this procedure is a donor in the best possible conditions, a scar almost invisible and a result in general superb, this is why we use the combination surgery for extensive baldness, additionally not everybody has an amazing density on the donor suitable to extract more than 4.000 grafts in one session without split the grafts and leaving a good scar in the donor, basically this are the main reasons.


#6

» Are there any top down shots of the crown

This are the pics that the patient sent me but Im trying to obtain some more, especially to show the top and crown also, I will update them as soon as possible.

Thank you.


#7

The result is very good but I am not sure this is how I want it for myself, I’d rather had strip all the way or fue all the way.


#8

I really like the philosophy of this one session mixed technique approach.

The results look great but there is no evidence of any crown swirl in the placement which is a bit worrying.

This could be due to the uninformative post op pics. i know these were sent by the patient but poor after pics do seem to be the consistant hallmark of HDC.


#9

the pic you show which purportedly shows the small scar. does not look like the actual scar it looks like an area near the back of the hair with the hair simply parted…in fact if you look at the original photo of the donor area, and the alignment of the head, which is directly forward…the scar reaches way below the ear level

the photo you show…supposedly of the post surgery scar, one year later…this area where the hair is parted, is far above the original scar location…also the “scar” you show, is not even a scar since it has jagged hair running all through it, did you repair the scar already?


#10

» the pic you show which purportedly shows the small scar. does not look like
» the actual scar it looks like an area near the back of the hair with the
» hair simply parted…in fact if you look at the original
» photo of the donor area, and the alignment of the head, which is directly
» forward…the scar reaches way below the ear level
»

»
» the photo you show…supposedly of the post surgery scar, one
» year later…this area where the hair is parted, is far
» above the original scar location…also the “scar” you show, is not
» even a scar since it has jagged hair running all through it, did you repair
» the scar already?

Hello, here you can examine a video of the donor which will help to understand how is the the donor in reality.

http://img532.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mov03578oa8.flv

Also a shot of the crown where few hundred grafts were placed:


#11

» Hello, here you can examine a video of the donor which will help to
» understand how is the the donor in reality.
»
» http://img532.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mov03578oa8.flv

Juts to remind, this are a video of the donor one year after the extraction of 5.000 grafts.


#12

» Hello, here you can examine a video of the donor which will help to
» understand how is the the donor in reality.
»
» http://img532.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mov03578oa8.flv
»
»
» Also a shot of the crown where few hundred grafts were placed:
»
»

Thank you escar for your post.

This photo actually shows the swirl on the crown and the video shows how is the donor after the removal of 5000 grafts with strip and FUE.

HDC Clinic believes that the combination surgery is a great opportunity for patients with extensive baldness and we will show more work in the future with combo surgery.

Also we would like to thank all posters for the comments on our work. We welcome positive comments and we see negative comments as an opportunity for improving our work.


#13

» » Hello, here you can examine a video of the donor which will help to
» » understand how is the the donor in reality.
» »
» » http://img532.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mov03578oa8.flv
» »
» »
» » Also a shot of the crown where few hundred grafts were placed:
» »
» »
»
» Thank you escar for your post.
»
» This photo actually shows the swirl on the crown and the video shows how
» is the donor after the removal of 5000 grafts with strip and FUE.
»
» HDC Clinic believes that the combination surgery is a great opportunity
» for patients with extensive baldness and we will show more work in the
» future with combo surgery.
»
» Also we would like to thank all posters for the comments on our work. We
» welcome positive comments and we see negative comments as an opportunity
» for improving our work.

the crown appears natural, the swirl follows his pattern, albeit his pattern is not typical, it blends in nicely


#14

» I really like the philosophy of this one session mixed technique approach.
»
» The results look great but there is no evidence of any crown swirl in the
» placement which is a bit worrying.
»
» This could be due to the uninformative post op pics. i know these were
» sent by the patient but poor after pics do seem to be the consistant
» hallmark of HDC.

ha ha, at least they didn’t put a wet after pic this time :wink:


#15

» » Why is that? You couldn’t just take 1 mega session strip with 5000
» grafts
» » from him?
»
» This is because Dr Michalis is an expert in both methods so we are not
» constrained by one method and we do not need to force the donor to the
» maximum and to take out a BIG strip, instead of this we can extract safely
» 3.000 grafts from the strip, without forcing the area and another 2.000
» additional grafts through FUE. The result after this procedure is a donor
» in the best possible conditions, a scar almost invisible and a result in
» general superb, this is why we use the combination surgery for extensive
» baldness, additionally not everybody has an amazing density on the donor
» suitable to extract more than 4.000 grafts in one session without split the
» grafts and leaving a good scar in the donor, basically this are the main
» reasons.

Escar,

Is another reason to do a smaller strip and FUE combo because donor density is decreased after strip or FUE is performed?


#16

Interesting. Did the doctor do a strip on him first and then followed by fue or the other way around?


#17

» » » Why is that? You couldn’t just take 1 mega session strip with 5000
» » grafts
» » » from him?
» »
» » This is because Dr Michalis is an expert in both methods so we are not
» » constrained by one method and we do not need to force the donor to the
» » maximum and to take out a BIG strip, instead of this we can extract
» safely
» » 3.000 grafts from the strip, without forcing the area and another
» 2.000
» » additional grafts through FUE. The result after this procedure is a
» donor
» » in the best possible conditions, a scar almost invisible and a result
» in
» » general superb, this is why we use the combination surgery for
» extensive
» » baldness, additionally not everybody has an amazing density on the
» donor
» » suitable to extract more than 4.000 grafts in one session without split
» the
» » grafts and leaving a good scar in the donor, basically this are the
» main
» » reasons.
»
» Escar,
»
» Is another reason to do a smaller strip and FUE combo because donor
» density is decreased after strip or FUE is performed?

Hello nwone, yes there can be other reasons to do smaller strip and maybe to use FUE to extend the capacity of the donor like for example in cases of bad elasticity, low density, or also repairs of course.


#18

» Interesting. Did the doctor do a strip on him first and then followed by
» fue or the other way around?

Fello Readyfreddy, thank you for the comments, the doctor did first the FUE and after the STRIP, he believes that it is better to do first FUE and then after continue with the strip.

Thank you,

Escar.


#19

» » Interesting. Did the doctor do a strip on him first and then followed by
» » fue or the other way around?
»
» Fello Readyfreddy, thank you for the comments, the doctor did first the
» FUE and after the STRIP, he believes that it is better to do first FUE and
» then after continue with the strip.
»
» Thank you,
»
» Escar.

He seems to have good donor, if I were the doctor I would just do a large strip on him and later on if the scar widens, repair it with fue.


#20

» » » Interesting. Did the doctor do a strip on him first and then followed
» by
» » » fue or the other way around?
» »
» » Fello Readyfreddy, thank you for the comments, the doctor did first the
» » FUE and after the STRIP, he believes that it is better to do first FUE
» and
» » then after continue with the strip.
» »
» » Thank you,
» »
» » Escar.
»
» He seems to have good donor, if I were the doctor I would just do a large
» strip on him and later on if the scar widens, repair it with fue.

I feel the same but escar’s explanation was that they couldn’t take 5000 from a single strip so the only logical choice is to take the remaining 2000 from fue, that was the only way to get 5000 grafts out of 1 session, which kind of make sense.