Dear forum readers,
Numerous patients research and plan their hair restorations.
The approach many of them choose can be educational for future patients.
Personal preferences, social mores, peer influence, economic situation (how much they want to spend - not how much they can), time constraints all have a part to play in the final plan.
There is no ONE right approach.
The logic behind a particular approach chosen may help the future patient decide their own approach.
Let us discuss this particular case.
Sanjay - a young Norwood 6 patient, with straight, fine calibre hair.
The first 2 choices in his mind -
To go for a lower density FUSE/fue graft transplant (4000 grafts spread over the crown and top + deep recessions)and then keep a buzz cut.
To go for a youthful hairline at good density (with strip FUHT or with FUSE/fue) and leave the crown-swirl area untouched in the first HT.
He chose the 2nd option.
At the end of 1 year he had his second choice-
- An equally high density in the crown + vertex,
- A thinner hair coverage, to be thickened later if desired.
Sunil chose to the second option.
As of May 2008, Sunil has recieved a total of 9200+ grafts (of which 1416 are from the beard area).
He still has -
- Scalp FUSE/fue grafts,
- Beard hair grafts,
- Robust body donor hair,
for future requirements.
Let me know if you have any queries.