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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 10-11-2012, 04:42 AM
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We all know that the graft numbers are lower than fut but what is the average graft availibility for a nw6?

I am planning on fue+ smp combo and i think 4000 grafts is capable of achieving what i need. More is always welcomed but i don't think i have that kind of donor.

Pics are my donor , what do you guys think?
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:10 AM
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Number of grafts available are based on how many available follicles you have in your head, not whether it is FUT or FUE.

To get more grafts with FUE, the donor area is increased, whereas with FUT, the strip is larger.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:48 AM
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i was just trying to guestimate my graft availibility via fue.
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The density is not great, but not bad. I'd say you have 3,000 over the max allowed donor area.

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:00 AM
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Make an appointment to see a surgeon and he will tell you what your density is like,untill then you just cant tell. Especially when you have your hair that short. People with thick hair and good density can still ''appear ''to have poor density when their hair is that short and in certain camera angle, light etc. To me your density looks ok, but again go ansd see a surgeon.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:40 AM
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IMPOSSIBLE to say. A patient will not know what FUE is available to them until surgery is performed/ during surgery.

Some patients just are not suitable for FUE and an ethical Doc would gauge this at the point of surgery. Dr Feller recently cancelled a surgery after attempting FUE on a patient due to the scalp being "like mush" and returned the patient his deposit.

Some guys just arnt candidates due to their physiology and you will not know this until FUE is actually performed on you. Just be careful that the clinic perfoming FUE know the signs of eligible candidates - this comes with experience
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:07 PM
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Excellent points made by spex. By the way you dont have any pics of your hair from the front, if you post them up you might get a few more opinions, your not dipping at the back, so that is defo good point as regarding to fue, I would forget the smp though, you look to have enough hair not to worry about that. where you from anyway ?
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:32 PM
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Also a thing to add, on so many ht forums many people have posted their photos, and the same quesion arises '' whats my donor like'' and my opinion is, unless your have your donor longer than...maybe grade 5 at the back its hard to say. Sometimes its obvious that someones donor is poor and they should be advised against a ht, but the majority of the time, the fact is we havent got a clue. A lot of guys have posted their pictures on forums and its been in sunlight, camera angle etc, and some people have said ''oh, your donor aint that great'' and they go on to have 5000 grafts. My point again is go and see a surgeon. With my limited knowledge compared to the others here, i will still bet you, that most fue surgeons willl get 4000 at least out of the back of you. Weather that is right or wrong is not for me to say but going on forums around europe, i wouldnt bet against it.
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Have a friend draw a 1cm square on the back of your head. Count how many hairs are within that square cm.

If the count is low, you will get less grafts or require a bigger FUE donor area, if the count is high, you are a good candidate for FUE with a smaller donor area.

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Old 10-12-2012, 09:57 AM
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Southdriver ,


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if the count is high, you are a good candidate for FUE with a smaller donor area.

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It's that simple is it ....

I beg to differ.

In your opinion then patient physiology bares NO relevance whatsoever to their FUE eligibility?
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