Surgery by: Dr. Jerry Wong
Surgery Type: FUE
Norwood Scale: 6/7
Number of Grafts: 4377
This patient in his early 30’s from Vancouver wanted maximum coverage via FUE. His expectations may have been a little too high as he wanted a fairly aggressive hairline. He also liked to wear his hair very short and in addition he wasn’t keen on the thought of having an incision to harvest his grafts. He felt he would be most comfortable with the FUE method for a few reasons. After another visit to the clinic, Dr. Wong was able to convince him that due to his final hair loss pattern, it would be in his best interest to have a hairline design that was conservative especially considering he was also bothered by his crown and wanted coverage in that area. His very coarse hair played into his favor as adequate coverage was able to be achieved over a larger area with a relatively modest amount of grafts considering the real estate to cover.
He had a total of 4377 grafts over 2 days. Day one concentrated on the front and mid scalp using 2382 grafts. Day two started where day one left off and continued behind the mid scalp working into the crown using 1995 grafts. The total number was broken down into 531 single hair grafts, 1887 double hair grafts, 1893 triple hair grafts and 66 four hair grafts. A motorized .9 mm punch was used to extract the grafts with relative ease. He was wearing his hair very short on his previous visits to the clinic and was encouraged to let it grow a little longer. These photos taken 15 months post-op showcase the longer hair and the transformation is quite impressive. It has taken years off of his appearance. He has come to really enjoy his new hair and is now happy with the more conservative hairline. While his overall result is very good and he has “complete coverage” he is considering another smaller 1,000 graft procedure to increase the density of his crown at some stage in the future. Dr. Wong estimates he may have around 3,000 grafts left via FUE in his donor bank.
Once the transplanted hair starts to grow back, does that expand the donor area? Is there anyway to grow the donor area?