Surgery by: Dr. Hasson
Surgery Type: FUE
Norwood Scale: 3A
Number of Grafts: 3,379
This Vancouver-area patient in his late 30’s approached Hasson & Wong in the hopes of restoring density to his hairline and frontal zone. His hair started to thin around the age of 31, and he gradually progressed to a Stage IIIA on the Norwood Hair Loss Scale – characterised by noticeable recession in the hairline and temples. This patient’s father displayed a similar hair loss pattern – indicating a strong genetic proclivity to male pattern badness.
Over the years, this patient had made use of Minoxidil in order to minimize further hair loss, but the medication failed to restore density to his hairline. Wishing to implement a long-term solution to the issue, he decided to undergo hair restoration surgery.
Having done his due diligence online, this patient decided to submit an online consultation form to Hasson & Wong through the website. He also contacted a clinic in Paris to enquire about the ARTAS robotic FUE procedure, but indicated that he would prefer to have his surgery done locally at Hasson & Wong.
Treatment Strategy and Implementation
After reviewing his online submission, Dr Hasson determined that he was a good candidate for a 1500+ graft FUE procedure aimed at reconstructing the hairline and frontal zone. However, it is often difficult to give patients accurate estimates based on their photographs alone. He was therefore encouraged to come to the clinic for an in-person consultation prior to his procedure.
Over the course of a two-day FUE procedure, Dr. Hasson and his team transplanted a total of 3379 grafts into the patient’s hairline and frontal zone. Of these grafts, 400 were singles, 2151 were doubles, and 828 were 3-4’s. The high graft yield obtained during surgery may be attributed to the high density and quality of the patient’s donor hair.
The surgery itself went very smoothly, as did the post-op procedures in the days following its completion – although the patient did report some mild discomfort during his hair wash. Following the procedure, it was recommended that the patient start using Finasteride in order to maintain density in his mid-scalp and crown, both of which would be susceptible to hair loss in the future.
This patient was an ideal candidate for hair restoration surgery (both FUT and FUE), and his case presented no real challenges to Dr. Hasson. However, Dr. Hasson did note that the patient would continue to lose hair behind the recipient site if he did not make use of Finasteride.
The images below were taken approximately 9 months after the patient’s hair transplant. The cosmetic impact of the surgery is impressive – particularly the transformation in the temples. He now boasts a full mature hairline that frames his face symmetrically in an appealing manner. As expected, the patient is extremely satisfied with the outcome of his procedure.