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Old 10-02-2012, 12:25 PM
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So I often use trees as analogies in hair transplant consultations and posts. I grew up on a farm and have 40 years experience planting things. This past weekend my daughter and I planted 17 trees.

There are some similarities between tree planting and hair transplantation.

From the following pics you can see several distinct steps, all of which have a role in surgery.

Just as in surgery, when you plant trees you ought to have thought out the design BEFORE you start, rather than just winging it.

1. Site preparation. Clean and numb the area and set up the surgical field.

2 and 3. Make the hole. Just as in hair surgery, the doctor makes the hole and then that dictates where and the direction the hair (or tree) will go. Unlike tree planting, hair slits are a bit snugger and the angle of the slit determines the orientation of the hair. There is a bit more play in tree planting due to the size of the rootball compared to the trunk of the tree.

4. Bring the tree, or grafts, to the site with care. Don't drop the tree or hair, and don't let either dry out.

5. Place the tree or graft into the hole with care. Don't break the rootball. The hole needs to be snug but not tight.

6. Thoroughly check your work when done. Discuss the case with your team.

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Old 10-02-2012, 01:21 PM
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Also the tree will fall out of its hole after 7-21 days but one should not be alarmed as the rootball is secure and the tree will grow back in 3-4 months.

Just kidding. Glad to see the trees and family looking well.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:25 PM
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You're so down to earth Doctor
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Great topic Doc.

Julia looks great - Wow she is growing up man, literally! - Did you put some miracle grow on her...

See you in London on Friday. Get some rest as we are all out on your arrival

Best wishes to the family in the meantime.

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I'm guessing planting trees builds the muscles more than planting hairs does.

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I love your "planting trees" analogy, and I am happy to see that you actually plant trees! Helping the environment is extremely important.
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Very cool!

Additionally, it's great to see Julia out and doing well!!

Thanks for sharing this, Dr. Lindsey.
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Thanks

Davis 91. Haaa. Good post.

Spex. see you tomorrow. I'm looking forward to a pint after a day of appointments and a brisk workout.

RCWest. I'm a big tree planter. I planted 2000 black walnut seedlings on our farm in 93 and 94. And in my 3/4 acre house lot in town, I put in 42 trees and bushes. The only one I lost was a tree that I dug up and moved in the winter, and fractured its root ball. Spex has been to my house and has seen it. Although we live in a neighborhood, there are so many trees around our back yard you can't see anyone--and yet there is still room for football in the center of the yard.

Blake. Thanks, Boo and I will be at the hair meeting in 2 weeks. Hollar if you see us on the waterslide.

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Excellent work Dr.Linsdey.

Hopefully in the future you'll be able to take a branches from a tree and re-plant them to make a tree family, without sacrificing the original planted tree (cloning).

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Rob,

To some extent, you can do that with plants. Its called plant grafting and its where you can take a branch of one plant and graft it onto the root of a similar but different plant.

But I get what you are saying. I'm still betting that I'll be retired before hair cloning is an option for the average consumer.

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