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olmert

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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning Hair Loss All over the Scalp
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    10 years +
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

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  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    No
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Rogaine Extra Strength for Men

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  1. But why a 3K or 4K limit? According to SLA, you won't lose lifetime grafts with FUE before FUT. You will first punch out the grafts in FUE. Then you will take a strip with holes. No loss, he says.
  2. But you are saying you would be a fool to do even one FUE graft first and then after take out a strip with a hole punched in it. You say to do the FUT before even one FUE. So why does the webinar say it does not matter which one you do first: a 4,000 graft FUE or an FUT? Why would you want the FUT strip to have even one hole punched in it?
  3. But I don't understand. Why does the video say it does not matter whether you get FUT or FUE first? Why are there old posts on this forum that say you should do the FUT first, that say if you do FUE first, then the strip will simply have fewer grafts on it because they were plucked out from the FUE?
  4. So when they take hair out for FUE, they don't take from the FUT donor region? I remember reading years back not to do FUE before FUT because the FUE would take hairs from the strip region, and then the strip would have fewer hairs.
  5. But the posts above give the impression that 90% of doctors think combo will yield radically more lifetime grafts, like 2,000 more. This website always favored FUT over FUE. I wonder if the doctors favoring FUT somehow ended up here, or if legitimately 90% of the general experienced doctor pool believes the combo yields 2,000 more lifetime grafts.
  6. Can you give a rough, unscientific estimate of how many more grafts it is generally believed you can get from combo? Are we talking 1,000 more grafts total on average? Also at what point do people generally stop getting FUT and move to FUE? Four FUT's and then to FUE? Is that decision made more by how many grafts another FUT can get, for instance once FUT can only get 1300 grafts, people generally go to FUE?
  7. So give me a sense of what you think the approximate numbers are. Do 50% of doctors think you will get more lifetime grafts from an FUT/FUE combo, while 50% think you will get more from FUE alone? Do they also basically think that the lifetime grafts won't vary by more than 5% depending upon which you choose? What percent more are they making claims about?
  8. Do most doctors currently believe you can get more lifetime grafts by first doing FUT until you can't anymore and then FUE? About how many more lifetime grafts on average? I think most patients' goal is maximizing lifetime grafts. (If this is not your goal, you probably don't even need one transplant.) So why are there so many doctors who only do FUE? The data is all the counts, but I am having a hard time envisioning why you would get more lifetime grafts with a FUT/FUE combo than with FUE alone. It used to be that more donors survive with FUT after being implanted, but this is no
  9. Shapiro is exaggerating when gauged by medical convention. He says he did not test combo FUT/FUE. He only infers combo would yield more, while hiding in fuzzy language that is never used in medical literature. He is ridiculously vague. His implication is that more residual hair was left with FUT at the donor site. “A side-by-side study was done in which two patients had FUE only harvested from one side (half) of the head, and FUT only from the other side (half). This “side by side” harvesting was done two times one year apart. The number of hair (grafts) obtained per technique on each si
  10. The conclusion that Dr. Shapiro gives makes no sense. He did not give an FUT/FUE combo to any patient. He gave one or the other, and found the result was similar. Where does he get the data to support that the combo is better?
  11. Can MPB disclose the names of the doctors that opined that more grafts survive under FUT than under FUE? I myself would not rely upon logic, but would rely upon a doctor's opinion, even if the opinion is based merely on anecdotal evidence.
  12. Does MPBsucks4545 have any citation or evidence that, when the transection rate is the same, more FUT grafts survive than FUE grafts?
  13. I asked this about ten years ago. Back then there was this herd mentality against FUE and for FUT. FUE has improved since. Anyway, back then a few people who claimed they were the experts of this forum vouched you can get more grafts by (first Maxing out on FUT's and then doing FUE's) versus (doing FUE's only). But when you pressed them for a reason or for why they thought so, they got all defensive and would give ridiculous rationales that were basically in the nature of 1+1=3. Of course, they did not realize that was the logic they were offering. It may be they were correct, but if so, they
  14. When I first started checking this forum 10 years ago, FUE had high transection rates, meaning you would lose 10% of donors. That was the big sell for FUT. I understand that now most surgeons say the transection rate for FUE and FUT is the same. 1. So what are the current advantages to FUT besides being cheaper? 2. Is it currently believed you can get more total donors by first maxing out on FUT before maxing out on FUE? (They were saying that too 10 years ago.)
  15. Never disregard the disclaimer " IMHO" or "I am not a physician and not employed by any doctor/clinic. My opinions are not medical advice, but are my own views which you read at your own risk." I am opposed to offering silly rationale that make no sense to someone with medical knowledge or with no studies or evidence supporting it, even when it seems to someone with no medical knowledge to make sense. This is why they do clinical trials.
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