Surgery by: Dr. Wong
Surgery Type: FUT
Norwood Scale: III Vertex
Number of Grafts: 8,347
Originally from Washington, USA, this patient in his mid 30’s came to Hasson and Wong in order to restore density to his thinning hairline, frontal zone and crown. He first started losing his hair around the age of 28, and rapidly progressed to a Stage III Vertex (Diffuse Pattern Alopecia) on the Norwood Hair Loss Scale – characterised by recession in the hairline (particularly the temples), as well as thinning in the crown. His hair loss manifested in the form of diffuse pattern alopecia – meaning that he was experiencing diffuse thinning across his frontal zone, mid-scalp and crown, with a stable donor area. Since he has a family history of male pattern hair loss, it is clear that this patient was genetically predisposed to the condition. Without surgical intervention, he would likely have progressed to a Stage VI.
Wishing to implement a long-term solution to his hair loss, this patient decided to travel to the Hasson & Wong Seattle Consultation Centre for an in-person evaluation. Upon examination of his scalp, it was determined that he was a good candidate for a 4000-4500-graft FUT surgery dedicated to restoring his hairline and frontal zone. Due to the nature and advanced extent of his hair loss, however, he would require a second surgery to restore density to his crown.
The patient’s first surgery was executed in May 2016. Dr. Wong and his team successfully harvested 4527 grafts via FUT and transplanted them to his hairline and frontal zone. Of these grafts, 840 were single-hair grafts, 3687 were doubles and 341 were multi-hair grafts. The surgery itself was very successful, and his post-op procedures in the following days went smoothly.
His second surgery took place in November 2019, over three years after the first. During this procedure, Dr. Wong and his team harvested 3820 grafts via FUT and transplanted them into the patient’s crown. 1134 of these grafts were singles, 2663 were doubles and 23 were multi-hair grafts. Over the course of the next 11 months, we expect to see an impressive transformation in the area!