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Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Discuss and share your photos, experiences and results related to the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant procedure, including its advantages, disadvantages and who is an ideal candidate.

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Old 10-02-2012, 12:27 PM
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Maybe they do.

A surgeon who performs fue exclusively will have a larger portfolio of fue work.

It is a grey area in my opinion and I do agree to some extent with what the surgeon in Atlanta says about performing exclusively in fue, even though I do not like his marketing ethics.
Even his website seems like a on of those late night infomercials!
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Bisanga, Feriduni and Lorenzo are the FUE front runners imo. Feller of course is exceptional but he has reservations these days about FUE for anything beyond filling in some hairline recession. In North America, the Shapiro bros seem quite active in FUE and seem to be getting nice results.

As a great a strip surgeon as Rahal is, the FUE results seem to be a bit hit or miss. Perhaps with the hairline density he packs at, the skinnier more vulnerable FUE grafts don't yield as well sometimes. Just a thought. Incredible strip surgeon though.

Feriduni seems like a good choice for people that want to strip out and then get some more with FUE.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:03 AM
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As a great a strip surgeon as Rahal is, the FUE results seem to be a bit hit or miss.
Really? I feel like his FUE work is always very solid. Any examples in particular you think don't meet his normal gold standard.
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Bisanga, Feriduni and Lorenzo are the FUE front runners imo. Feller of course is exceptional but he has reservations these days about FUE for anything beyond filling in some hairline recession. In North America, the Shapiro bros seem quite active in FUE and seem to be getting nice results.

As a great a strip surgeon as Rahal is, the FUE results seem to be a bit hit or miss. Perhaps with the hairline density he packs at, the skinnier more vulnerable FUE grafts don't yield as well sometimes. Just a thought. Incredible strip surgeon though.

Feriduni seems like a good choice for people that want to strip out and then get some more with FUE.
Agreed. Even though I have seen examples of theirs that were not successful, they are by far the best in the field.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:39 PM
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Really? I feel like his FUE work is always very solid. Any examples in particular you think don't meet his normal gold standard.
I wouldn't say always Blake. Regarding particular cases: Yes I feel there are a couple on the forums recently but I'd rather not go pointing them out. Rahal is a top guy so I know he'll sort them out. Of course on the flip side, Rahal hits some home runs too with FUE.

I don't think it's a stretch that planting at higher densities with FUE in one pass can affect the yield but hey that's the risk they take. I don't think even the top dogs are beyond criticism. I don't mean to single any doc out in particular, (happen to think the Rahal outfit is in the top 3 strip in the world) but rather than highlight an example, maybe it's better to say that even some of the top guys find the consistency with FUE is just not comparable to FUT. Even Feller will admit that.

Loads of docs have FUE cases that don't yield that well. My real concern is the big sessions, around 3000 say. Not sure if they're really in the best interest of the patient. I haven't seen too many of those that have worked out great. I've seen a few from Lorenzo and Feriduni. I know Lorenzo has done some massive cases (4000 even) but I guess that must have something to do with how he minimises time out of the body. Not sure though.

Suffice to say, FUE is a bit risky re yield even if you're going with the top tiers. I don't happen to think Rahal's consistency is up there with Bisanga, Feriduni and Lorenzo but imo he's the next tier (just an opinion of course). In all honesty, I believe there's only a handful of good of FUE docs.

Long story short, FUE is more hit and miss even with top docs.
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The trick is to ignore the clinic published results, as they only put up the good cases. I too have seen patient published FUE results that were Lorenzo, Feriduni, Bisanga etc cases that did not yield well at all. But the same thing happens with FUT sometimes although not as much.
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Mickey,

I think ignoring results published by hair transplant clinics is bad advice. While nothing beats true patient posted testimonials and results, physicians posting detailed examples of their procedure shows the kind of work and results each clinic is capable of producing.

I would encourage prospective patients considering a particular physician to view both clinic and patient posted results in addition to speaking and even meeting patients in person if possible.

The reality is that all physicians have cases of poor growth and complications. Unfortunately, this is the nature and reality of any surgical procedure. However, as long as patient expectations are realistic, problems are typically rare and resolvable by patients and physicians working together.

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Hmmm some good points Bill, but I think the most honest results and opinions come from the patients themselves. I'm a bit jaded and have been pretty shocked by the amount of cases that didn't turn out and need revisions. Just my opinion though, maybe I was abit out there with the "ignore clinic published cases" comment though.
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I wouldn't say always Blake.
"Always" was probably a bold term. Like you said, no physician "bats 1,000." I suppose "very consistent" results is a better description.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:06 PM
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How is dr de rey's work? He does only fue and even implants the grafts himself along with his wife who is a qualified nurse. Also doesnt use an implanter pen which some people are weary of.
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