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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 08-22-2012, 07:19 AM
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Sean im just at work onq my phone. Will definitely pm you the link when i get home in a few hours.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:47 AM
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Sean, Mickey85 and Zenmunk, This is the best FUE thread in the forum. Your contributions and researches are outstanding. I agree with everything Mickey85, its like we have the same way of thinking, IMHO The real FUE is in Europe not America. Keep it up guys.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:54 AM
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Hi,very interesting and thorough thread! I'd also like the information where I can view Dr lorenzos patients photos and reviews please! Although won't know what there saying it still would be interesting to see some patient results from themselves! Great news that he's looking to post on this site! Thanks in advance for the info!
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:25 AM
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Sean, Mickey85 and Zenmunk, This is the best FUE thread in the forum. Your contributions and researches are outstanding. I agree with everything Mickey85, its like we have the same way of thinking, IMHO The real FUE is in Europe not America. Keep it up guys.
Thanks Hariri, although you are definitely more knowledgeable than I am on this topic. I would now have heard of Lorenzo if not for your appeal to bring him onto this forum. I personally do not care much for any other Doctor's FUE other than his. Can't wait til he starts posting here, he is very passionate about his work and describes things in vivid detail.

Sean, to me, your extraction pattern looks very clever. Also because you have dense hair, it probably allowed Dr. Rahal to extract more out of every square centimeter. He could have gone further out past the ears but maybe didn't want to risk it.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:46 PM
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Sean,

Sure, definitely PM some links to Bisanga threads on other forums. Thanks!

I wouldn't call your extraction pattern compressed. Was it spread out as far as it could have been? Perhaps not. It may have been extended down and forward more. Then again, there may be a very good reasons(s) why Dr. Rahal didn't do that which I'm not privy to. I agree with you, it was "somewhere in between."

Great Feriduni links! Thanks!

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Old 08-30-2012, 11:21 AM
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I wonder how close hair can be shaved down after a LARGE FUE procedure. The general consensus is that a 1 guard on the clippers would not show the scarring, but I don't think we have any 5,000+ graft patients on this forum that can elaborate on what they can shave down to with higher extractions? I know it is largely dependent on density too though.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:10 PM
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I've often wondered the same thing, Mickey85. It's an important consideration for those contemplating FUE. I'd venture to say that 5000+ FUE would have a big impact on one's donor. Density would take a big hit and scarring would be noticeable. How noticeable? That will vary by surgeon skill, punch size, extraction pattern, remaining density & healing characteristics.

Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of post-FUE donor pics/vids shaved down to see the full impact among many patients. As such, I think Dr. Lorenzo's multiple YouTube videos entitled, "Can you shave your head after a HT by FUE technique?" are invaluable.

You've probably seen them, but for those who haven't, they shave down numerous FUE patients who have had large procedures (as in thousands of grafts) in preparation for further FUE work. That is something you rarely see.

From what I could tell, every one of those patients resulted in white-dot scarring, but the scarring was hard to detect, even up close. From a distance, I'd say it would be impossible to notice.

Also, we are rather experienced at looking for these things, because of our shared interest in HT. For the average person, it would probably be undetectable (unless the patient made the mistake of standing too long in the sun without adequate sunblock).

I think it's reasonable for most patients to expect to be able to buzz to a #1 after FUE (with a top FUE surgeon) with little-to-no observable scarring. As to graft numbers... Hard to say. Obviously the higher one goes, the more risk involved.

Bottom line, HT is a gamble with recipient yield and donor aftermath. No way around it. I'm very curious about Dr. Wesley's "scarless surgery." I plan to consult him in the near future. I believe he charges $100 per consultation, but I think it's worth it to get that information as well as his overall input on my situation. For that money, I would expect a very thorough evaluation.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:20 PM
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It would be nice to compare a donor supply (from a good surgeon performing strip 6000+grafts ) against a donor supply (from a good surgeon performing 6000+grafts) to see how the scarring differs. Surgery doesn't have to be all in one
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:56 PM
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chrisdav,

That would be an interesting comparison. At 6000+ grafts, I think strip would beat out FUE in most cases (if not all). My personal opinion is FUE is best for relatively small procedures. 2000 or less is a safe bet. Hard to say where the cut-off is, though. More may be OK. It depends on many factors. Regardless, I'm becoming increasingly convinced that 2000+ FUE procedures should be divided into two procedures a minimum of 8 months apart for best results.

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Old 08-30-2012, 02:01 PM
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Would be nice to see some Dr Lorenzo patient's who have had large proportion of their donor supply through fue.

Looking forward to him presenting on here as his work looks excellent.

Dr Feller was very complimentary of his work and he has recently meet Hasson&Wong and Dr Farjo according to his website.
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