» I agree with the concerns of others but the only thing I would add is that
» FUE and body hair only as an option is probably the most risky in terms of
» the likelihood of a good outcome and good coverage (as I think you have
» discovered). It is all very well advising someone like you to take it
» slowly but you need a lot of grafts and obviously do not want to do this
» over three or four years. One other option that some offer is a hybrid
» procedure of FUE and strip in one session. DHI and BHR do this. I am in the
» same boat and am not sure what is best but your approach is in my sights
I agree that BHT is the riskiest. However, I feel confident in beard hair, and there I am probably a 10/10 as far as donor.
The FUE/BHT is going to be in the crown area and the top of the head.
The strip will take care of my hairline and frontal third. Since my donor is very average, I think the strip will only yield about 3500 grafts. That seems to be the consensus from all of my consults.
I am not looking for dense packing, most likely about 45 fu/cm in the frontal third.
I am not sure if I am willing to pay for chest/leg hair yet. I may just live with whatever my scalp/beard can get me.
Also, you are exactly right. I don’t want to do a 4 year process, mostly because I plan to settle into a career after this surgery. Taking time off every year is just not going to be plausible.
I am aware I might have to go back for more work, but this will hopefully be 7 years down the road.
My reason for splitting up the procedures is so that I can get FUE into my strip scar to help disguise it.
Pats - Thank you for your input. I agree that pricing should not be the solitary reason, or even the main reason. However, I am completely confident and sold on Dr. A, I believe I will get great value there.