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Plug removal and 1500 FUs to hairline-16weeks- WHTC\'s Dr. Patrick Mwamba, MD


#1

This patient sought out WHTC clinic after having a strip harvested at a non-reputable hair transplant clinic. The patient decided to have the strip performed to lower the hairline because it was raised by a facelift procedure. During the strip procedure, plug grafts were transplanted onto the hairline. These plugs are not the classic plugs that create shotgun scarring but they are rather poorly placed multi-hair follicular unit grafts. The patient noticed the poor aesthetic results from the strip procedure within just a few months. Not only was the hair growth sparse but literally served injustice to the patient’s feminine appearance. After these unsightly grafts became too unbearable to disguise, the patient resorted to wearing a headband in public. The grafts were apparently too big and consisted of too many hairs to allow the hairline to appear natural. Larger grafts placed onto the hairline create unsightly and pluggy hair transplant results that can oftentimes be demoralizing to any patient. As time progressed, the patient could no longer ignore the problem and began to find the situation to be far too depressing.

Dr. Patrick Mwamba’s treatment plan consisted of removing the largest of the plugs and placing approximately 1,505 follicular unit transplant grafts to add density. Adding density is not easily achievable when removal of plugs is being performed simultaneously. The repair process is significantly more complex than typical hair transplant procedure. In repair cases, predicting a patient’s growth is far more difficult. Seeing the results can be complicated because removal of the bad work can require more than one session. In many cases, the skin on the scalp can form ridges around the sites of the plugs. Ridging gives the scalp a very unnatural appearance that can be very noticeable on a hairline. The unmitigated volume of the large grafts is what causes this condition to occur. In this case, the primary goal is to remove the plugs while the goal of adding density is considered secondary. The sutured areas can create some obstacle with increasing density. We advise patients of the truth; maximal density is far less essential than achieving naturalness. The amount of time that is required to repair a patient is unpredictable because there is no way to ascertain how problematic a patient’s plugs will be to remove. No two patients are the same and some plugs are easier to remove than others.

Very few patients can go to their nearest hair transplant doctor for repair of the frontal hairline. There are still far too many bad hair transplant clinics out there. Medical doctors should turn patients away if they cannot help them. This ethical action alone would simply improve the patient’s situation. There are many clinics that clearly have little consideration for wasting patients’ time, donor resources, and hard earned-money. We tell every individual hair loss sufferer that not all reputable clinics can perform excellent hairline restoration, much less hairline repair work. Failed patients are often those who don’t take the time to do their due diligence before selecting a clinic. Patients are supposed to be given the facts about what they might expect from a hair transplant procedure. Being taken advantage of is hard for patients and trusting another hair transplant physician is much more difficult on the second occasion. One procedure can cause irreversible effects and force patients to live under covering.

Below are the sixteen-week results from the procedure. As you can see, the patient’s healing from the surgery is acceptable. The patient shows positive improvement and can expect more significant growth in the months to come. A smaller repair session can be performed should it be necessary to remove any remaining plugs. With time, the overall density of the hairline will increase and allow the patient to wear more balanced hairstyles.



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London, United Kingdom - February 15, 2014 (Saturday)
Zurich, Switzerland - March 8, 2014 (Saturday)
Bologna, Italy - June 5, 2014 (Saturday)

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#2

I am interested in coming to Belguim for a procedure so would appreciate a reply to one of the four emails iv’e sent you over the last week…
Thanks
Tony


#3

TonyUK,

I am glad that we were able to assist you.

Hi, everyone. The best way to avoid being taken advantage of is doing in-depth research about what is available. Most individuals should at least attend more than one consultation prior to making the life-changing decision to have a surgical procedure. I am glad that we were able to offer this patient the well-needed treatment which was desperately deserved.

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#4

An improvement, no doubt… but out of 1500 grafts, it looks like only about 300 are growing…


#5

I can’t believe what I am seeing right now. From a absolutely despicable hairline appearance to an absolutely hot frontal hairline! Let me say it again and again. This newly established hairline totally reconciles the patient’s gorgeous feminine features. Everyone with a bad hairline can’t be so fortunate to have WHTC clinic perform their egregious case. The patient has to feel 100% confident with this particularly high degree of reconstruction.


#6

@CueBallBob

Immature results are exactly what is being observed in these 16-week results. The patient should show about 50% yield at two more months. Obtaining a natural appearance if by far the first and most important goal. Repair cases can be made more complicated by the patient’s physiology.

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Free Consultation Dates & Cities for Dr. Patrick Mwamba
Brussels, Belgium - Available monthly
London, United Kingdom - Available upon request
Zurich, Switzerland - March 8-9, 2014 (Saturday & Sunday)
Bologna, Italy - April 5, 2014 (Saturday)

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#7

What an Awesome change. How long did this patient have to be at your clinic?


#8

@MENTO

Hi. I believe we did six hours of repair and about six hours of grafting. The nature of repair is oftentimes unpredictable. We needed to remove many bad grafts in order to achieve an acceptable aesthetic result. Not only did this case require actual removal, it also required a subtle increase in density. Females usually maintain their hair lines without the typical recession that most males will see at puberty.

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Zurich, Switzerland - March 8-9, 2014 (Saturday & Sunday)
Bologna, Italy - April 5, 2014 (Saturday)

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#9

Thanks. You are far too kind, Asianbeauty.

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Free Consultation Dates & Cities for Dr. Patrick Mwamba
London, United Kingdom – Available upon request (Saturdays)
Zurich, Switzerland – Available upon request (Saturdays)
Bologna, Italy - April 5, 2014 (Saturday)
Brussels, Belgium – Available Monthly

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#10

Thanks WHTC Rep., I am just REALLY impressed with the work you all do. :slight_smile:


#11

Thanks WHTC. I’m bet the fully matured results will be outstanding too-;