A few exceptional patients have proven to have 8-10K grafts on their heads.
A few dishonest HT docs have used this fact to pitch these numbers as “average” to almost every patient they get.
The important thing to realize is this:
It’s easy to poke 10,000 holes in a patient’s head. The difficulty is getting 10,000 grafts to actually grow out of the top later, and in doing this w/o ending up with a totally moth-eaten donor zone that looks terrible.
With the advent of FUE work, the ultimate limit of the patient’s donor supply has become ENTIRELY A MATTER OF ARTISTIC OPINION now. There is no longer any firm agreed-on point when the work must stop (like there is with strip grafting when the scalp laxity becomes insufficient for further HTs). With FUE work, the HT doctor can just claim that he & the patient have different opinions about what is “cosmetically unacceptable” in terms of thinning out the appearance of the patient’s donor area.
There is no shortage of rich men on earth. Nor is there any shortage of rich men who are bald. Nor any shortage of rich bald men who’d pay BIG money to get more than 5-8K grafts if it was possible for them.
So where are the examples of these patients with 10,000+ donor zones?
And if these kinds of numbers are only “average,” then surely there must be at least a few patients with much higher numbers than this, right? So where are these truly exceptional cases? Can we see ONE of them?