Dear forum readers and posters,
You have raised some queries about the graft numbers. I will try to explain the intricacies of JK’s case.
A NW 1 can have a hairline 7.5cm above his eyebrows as well as 6.5 cms. It is often a personal preference.
However, when you try to lower a hairline 1cm down, you are looking at average 15 sq cms (1cm x 15 cms). A slightly larger forehead and it can go to 18-20 sq cms.
JK’s second procedure also concentrated on filling in both the temples (add approx. 3 sq cms).
These were the main focus of JK’s 2nd HT, 7 months ago.
The remaining grafts were used to fill up any thinning areas on top.
The beard grafts were not transplanted in the front hairline rows. They were mostly transplanted, mixed with scalp hair, in the top areas.
The chest hair, in JK’s 2nd HT were transplanted back into the chest donor area from the first time. It had thinned out and we decided to thicken the chest donor areas a bit more uniformly.
Following are intraoperative pictures of JK’s 2nd HT.
Following are pictures of JK’s scalp donor area in Jan 09.
I think they are self explanatory.