This patient has had a previous stem cell transplantation, but unfortunately the yield was quite poor.
The crown is often referred to as the ‘black hole’ since it takes a huge amount of grafts in order to optically make it look good. This has to do with the angle of view between the viewer and the angle of the crown, making skin very visible if the density is not enough.
Our patient had high expectations so we advised 2 separate session in order to achieve a natural looking result that would look full under normal circumstances.
3800 grafts where transplanted over 2 separate session about a year apart (2000 then 1800).
The total area cover was 83 cm2 and this gives a density of 43 grafts per cm2.