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  1. Just as clarifying info to Zizou88's post, my understanding is that Dr. Konior is assisted in PG (placing grafts) by (at least) his lead technician. In other words, he is "involved" in that stage of the FUE procedure as well but his technician(s) also place(s) grafts in the recipient sites (which he makes). At least that is my understanding.
  2. Looks to me like different technicians implanted the left and right sides of your hairline and/or that the quality of the grafts differed as between the two sides. I think you could use a small session touchup of the left side of your frontal hairline. Otherwise, your transplant looks great.
  3. Gasthoerer, I dont' contend that one type of Category A tool is superior to another type of Category A tool (I wouldn't know), or that Category B tools are "superior" to Category A tools or vice versa. Category A tools and Category B tools have different purposes--apples and oranges. I'm only saying that I favor the use of Category B tools for insertion of grafts into premade recipient sites over forceps-only insertion of grafts into premade recipient sites. If Dr. De Frietas uses true implanter pens for his hairline work that could help explain why he isn't on my personal "tops" li
  4. We should make a distinction between (a) implanter tools that both cut the recipient site and implant the graft into that site, versus (b) implanter tools for inserting grafts into recipient sites that have already been made using a custom cut blade or needle. The critical distinction is that Category A tools are used by the surgeon (or technician at some clinics) to simultaneously make a recipient incision and plunge a graft into it, whereas Category B tools are used by technicians only to seat grants into recipient sites that the surgeon has already made. Category A tools include
  5. Thank you for that clarification, Dr. Yaman. We are seeing real progress in FUE protocol and cosmetic results with the advent of newer, well thought-out motorized systems with better control and better designed punches, as well as graft embedding tools such as yours and Dr. Erdogan's. Keep up the good work!
  6. Dr. Yaman, Am I correct that your new implanter device is for seating/embedding FUE grafts into PRE-MADE recipient site incisions? In other words, whereas traditional implanter pens (Choi, Lions, etc.) are designed both to cut a recipient incision and implant a graft into that incision, your tool is used only for the second part of the process, i.e. to seat/implant a graft in a recipient site that the surgeon has already made using a custom cut blade or needle? In that sense, this tool is used similarly to Dr. Erdogan's KEEP embedder, for example, yes? It is a tool used by the tranpl
  7. Trix, I think you might be asking why some surgeons DRAW hairlines with squiggles whereas others do not. It seems just to be a matter of personal preference. Just because a particular surgeon doesn't DRAW squiggles (micro and macro irregularities) along the planned hairline doesn't mean that the surgeon won't MAKE them when he makes the graft incisions. Some ht surgeons choose to pre-draw the irregularities and more or less follow them, some don't, choosing to do things a bit more free-style/free-hand. That said, some ht surgeons generally seem to favor a lesser DEGREE of irregulari
  8. I recall Dr. Konior posting a case here of a patient who wanted just a new hairline transplanted in front of his hair system. I don't recall whether any work was needed or done to the patient's temples or temple points, though.
  9. Ingenious! Looks to combine the benefits of forceps placement into custom blade/needle recipient sites with the benefits of pen implanters, without the shortcomings of either method.
  10. dude85, Precisely as Spanker just said: DO NO RETURN TO THAT DOCTOR. He inexplicably populated your temples and frontal hairline with 2 and 3-hair grafts, which is a huge no-no. Go see a top hairline doc (e.g., Dr. Konior, Dr. Gabel, Dr. Diep, Dr. Cooley, Dr. Shapiro, etc.) to assess your situation. Like Spanker said, there are several possible approaches to fixing this: (a) camouflaging the pluggy work by transplanting lots of newly-exctracted 1-hair grafts in front of, and between the 2 and 3-hair grafts, (b) punching out some or all of the 2 and 3-hair grafts and replacing them eith
  11. One more question, if you don't mind: What size punch(es) were used by the ARTAS for this case?
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