This is an interesting case. This fellow has had multiple surgeries since the 80’s. He had 3 scalp reductions and 7 strip excisions. He came to us with an exhausted donor area. He only wants to fill in part of his crown. It will ultimately be his last surgery.
This type of hair restoration has two elements that may be controversial.
- Use of beard hair. A type of BHT.
- The manner in which we took the grafts… by FUT.
The patient was offered FUE, as this was probably what most ghost readers and posters will say that they would op for. However, the patient opted to take a thin strip underneath the chin.
The patient has had a beard for 25 years and he stated that he just would rather go this route. His long beard would mask the scar. He was fully aware of the unpredictability of BHT growth. However as I get pictures out one will be able to realize that these hairs look pretty damn good.
Lastly, Dr. Harris’s resident training was in Ear, Nose, and Throat. He performed many of these types of surgeries to remove cancers, repair salivary ducts, adenoids, etc, etc.
The case is almost over and I will have a few of photos.