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James C

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  1. They told him he only had 4800 total grafts via fue only? How much higher would this number be if he did fut first ?.. 4800 isn’t enough for full coverage of a nw 6
  2. That’s a boat load of scalp only grafts. No wonder you have full coverage. Part of me wants to just haul ass & strip out followed by fue to get the same result lol
  3. Atleast you got full coverage man. How many total scalp grafts did you get ?
  4. What kind of coverage do you have currently? And what kind of donor did you have prior to surgery that makes you think fue wouldn’t of landed you coverage?
  5. Yeah, dr. konior said He’s harvested 7-8k fue scalp grafts before. Obviously the guy must of had good donor quality. Mine is very dense myself. I’m also heading towards a Norwood 5/6ish all said and done. So i either put faith in a surgeon harvesting that many fue grafts plus beard grafts for additional coverage... or take the advice of many & go fut because I’ll end up an advanced pattern.
  6. I think it’s safe to say anyone would chose fue scarring over a linear scar. It comes down to what you’re willing to compromise. It seems like Melvin (and others that chose fue) would sacrifice less grafts + concealer for crown in exchange for No linear scar.. while some I’m sure say give me the extra 2k grafts. I’m still deciding
  7. Yeah so the question is, do you think having a linear scar is worth an extra 2k grafts that you could of had in your crown.. or is the use of concealer in the back Efficient enough to go through life without worrying about It
  8. I think he means just the fact there’s a linear scar back there mentally doesn’t sit right. Especially being a nw6-not having the back up plan to shave your head if a HT fails. That can cause anxiety.
  9. This right here is why i haven’t made a decision yet. Way too many conflicting opinions and advice On fut vs fue for advanced patterns.
  10. Great result. front looks Thick and the back half has very good coverage as well for an advanced Norwood.
  11. Bloxham all day..don’t even bother with meds.. he’ll get you the most coverage front to back as physically possible with surgery alone. Gonna take 2-3 though
  12. Yea these are all acceptions of limitations. But to get max coverage on a 250 sq cm scalp that’s how it must be done unfortunately. The numbers don’t lie. Still better then being slick bald in my opinion. And if that lighting at 40 grafts per sq cm is a big enough problem, you can squeeze in some smp, toppik, dermatch to top it off. Or maybe beard grafts for added density, idk. How many grafts per sq cm do you have in your crown Melvin?
  13. I agree with this Melvin, but i don’t think anybody should expect 45 grafts per sq cm throughout the entire head.. Using the same 250sq cm of demand, The math works If you go 40 grafts per sq cm in the front, 30 per cm2 for the mid scalp and 20 in the back. I’m going to include a photo of the math on paper for 200,250,300 sq cm of balding area.
  14. With a conservative hairline why can’t you expect full coverage? I feel like 65-8500 grafts can cover a lot of area front to back. Maybe not a complete nw 7 but a nw 5/6.
  15. So after speaking with an extremely reputable surgeon in the US, i was told a patient with advanced hair loss, (assuming has good donor) has anywhere between 6500-8500 grafts in their donor bank. This is the case if the patient starts with strip, (and does multiple strips) And then finished off with fue. According to this doctor, this will give an advanced pattern full coverage. (With less density in the crown obviously). I’m guessing average donor can yield 6500ish grafts with above average donors reaching the 8500 mark. Does anyone agree or disagree with this philosophy of graft availability
  16. Can anyone explain what happened here? Looking at his Ht journey photos after the 2nd ht, the hair looks really good. What exactly happened?
  17. Dr konior told me personally he’s harvested up to 8000 fue grafts before. It depends on the donor, but this makes me believe the Fue yield could be just as large as fut
  18. I think he’ll be able to get light coverage throughout his entire crown because he’s staring with fut. would need to have a conservatively placed hairline tho
  19. Good point. You’d really max out your grafts that way. I just don’t know how well scar revisions are nowadays with fue into them. I guess fue in theory sounds like a safer option god forbid your results aren’t what you expected. You wouldn’t be stuck with long hair on the sides. It all comes down to trusting the right doctor to get the job done
  20. 20% more lifetime grafts available in your donor for fut versus fue. So lets say you can get 7k grafts via fut alone. You’d be maxed out at maybe 5600 with fue alone (20% less). But in exchange for the extra grafts, you get a strip scar. I’m heading towards a nw 6 and I’m debating fut or fue. I have a good beard tho. Konior said he can likely grab another 1k Atleast from my beard. So fue plus beard grafts is sounding like a good option right now. One thing i fear for us nw 6s is if we go fut, were forced to wear our hair longer on the sides. (I think longer then a number 3 honestly.) and with
  21. Is this for fut or fue? Konior told me fut only yields 20% more lifetime grafts. In exchange for a strip scar. Do you think an extra 1500 grafts is worth having long hair on the sides to hide the scar? I’m in the same position. He also said beard hair can make up the difference
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