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Dr. Jean Devroye

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    Dr. Jean Devroye
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    Dr. Jean Devroye
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    HTS - Clinic , 36 Avenue de Tervueren
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    Belgium
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    Brussels
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    0032 2 880 70 60
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    Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation (FUT)
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  1. The patient came to my office for a check-up consultation in March 2019, one year and two months after the surgery. At that time, the patient expressed his wish to undergo a second procedure in order to perfect his hairline and increase his frontal and midscalp density. At the end of May 2019, a FUE consisting of 2138 grafts was performed. Please find below the photos showing the results of the first FUT surgery at +12 (sent in by the patient), +14 and +16 months, as well as the details and pictures of this second FUE procedure. SURGERY DETAILS ✓ 2138 grafts ✓ Technique: FUE ✓ FUE scoring and extractions executed with my WAW FUE system, now widely used in the sphere of FUE. It consists of a very precise pedal that enables to control the movement of the punch, that I also designed myself. The main advantage is to reduce substantially the number of damaged and transected hair, thus to raise the quality of the procedure. The system is now used worldwide and several dozens of surgeons or centres are already using it. ✓ Grafts Breakdown: ☞ 438 Single FUE grafts ☞ 968 Double FUE grafts ☞ 708 Triple FUE grafts ☞ 24 Quadruple FUE grafts ✓ Total number of Hair: 4594 ✓ Average Hair/Graft: 2.14 Dr. Jean Devroye
  2. Thank you for your comment and query. So far, I have used pubic grafts mainly to restore eyebrows. Sometimes, to restore beard or sideburns. Given the weaker nature of pubic grafts, it's not always easy to extract them; however, if transection is avoided, they provide a good yield. I frequently use beard grafts to fill in the scalp. Pubic hair could help, if necessary.
  3. Indeed, I do use the hybrid punch to remove grafts, from frontal region included. Its transection rate is particularly lower compared to a sharp punch - it is a huge advantage, especially if you plan to reuse the grafts. Thanks for your query. Sean, JohnCasper, thank you for your kind words.
  4. PATIENT'S DETAILS ✓ 31 years old (in 2016, at the time of his first procedure), with a hair loss history in his family (father and brothers). ✓ Taking Finasteride and Minoxidil. RECOMMENDED TREATMENT This 31-year-old patient wished to restore his beard - which presented a lack of density on the cheeks area - and his hairline, showing a slight recession on the temple corners. In February 2016, we performed a first FUE procedure (2011 scalp and beard grafts) in order to restore his temple corners and frame the outer and lower part of the cheeks. Following the excellent results, the patient decided to further improve his beard by completely covering the cheeks area. Therefore, in December 2017, we performed a second FUE surgery (1232 beard grafts). The patient was again enthusiastic about the results obtained. In April 2019, he decided to undergo a third FUE procedure - consisting of 2889 scalp and pubis grafts, with the aim of further enhancing his hairline/temple corners, restoring the temple points and perfecting the beard density. As usual, we will be glad to share the results of this last procedure with the community as soon as we receive any updates from the patient. SURGERIES DETAILS 1st Surgery (FUE I, Beard & Hair) - February 2016 ✓ 2011 grafts ✓ Donor area: Scalp ✓ Recipient areas: Beard and temple corners ✓ Technique: FUE ✓ FUE scoring and extractions executed with my WAW FUE System, now widely used in the sphere of FUE. It consists of a very precise pedal that enables to control the movement of the punch, that I also designed myself. The main advantage is to reduce substantially the number of damaged and transected hair, thus to raise the quality of the procedure. The system is now used worldwide and several dozens of surgeons or centers are already using it. ✓ Grafts Breakdown: ☞ 743 Single FUE grafts ☞ 681 Double FUE grafts ☞ 501 Triple FUE grafts ☞ 86 Quadruple FUE grafts ✓ Total number of Hair: 3952 ✓ Average Hair/Graft: 1,96 2nd Surgery (FUE II, Beard) - December 2017 ✓ 1232 grafts ✓ Donor area: Beard ✓ Recipient area: Beard ✓ Technique: FUE ✓ FUE scoring and extractions executed with my WAW FUE System. ✓ Grafts Breakdown: ☞ 780 Single FUE grafts ☞ 452 Double FUE grafts ✓ Total number of Hair: 1684 ✓ Average Hair/Graft: 1.36 3rd Surgery (FUE III, Beard & Hair) - April 2019 ✓ 2889 grafts ✓ Donor area: Scalp, pubis ✓ Recipient areas: Hairline/temple corners, temple points, beard ✓ Technique: FUE ✓ FUE scoring and extractions executed with my WAW FUE System. ✓ Grafts Breakdown: ☞ 1026 Single FUE grafts ☞ 1272 Double FUE grafts ☞ 461 Triple FUE grafts ☞ 130 Quadruple FUE grafts ✓ Total number of Hair: 5473 ✓ Average Hair/Graft: 1.89 Dr. Jean Devroye
  5. 2 years and 10 months post-op update Grafts removal (1st step) + 1489 FUE Repair + Grafts removal (2nd step)
  6. PATIENT'S DETAILS ✓ 34 years old, NW V, losing hair since the age of 20, with a hair loss history in his family (father NW VII). ✓ Taking Finasteride 1mg/day since the age of 25. ✓ Medium caliber hair. ✓ Normal follicular units. ✓ High % of hair in telogen phase. RECOMMENDED TREATMENT Here we present a nice example of an FUE restoration for a 34-year-old patient with a quite extended hair loss, classifiable as grade V on the Norwood scale. The patient wished to cover the whole of the thinning areas in one single pass, however I suggested to focus on rebuilding the frontal and midscalp areas as a first step, in order to achieve an optimal density on these areas and ensure the best donor zone management in view of future procedures. We therefore proceeded with an FUE surgery (since he didn’t like the idea of having a linear scar), over two consecutive days, during which 3878 grafts have been extracted and implanted. The patient has recently reached the 14th post-operative month and is extremely happy about his results. He’s planning to come back at the end of the current year to complete the restoration by covering the crown area. SURGERY DETAILS ✓ 3878 grafts ✓ Technique: FUE ✓ FUE scoring and extractions executed with my WAW system, now widely used in the sphere of FUE. It consists of a very precise pedal that enables to control the movement of the punch, that I also designed myself. The main advantage is to reduce substantially the number of damaged and transected hair, thus to raise the quality of the procedure. The system is now used worldwide and several dozens of surgeons or centres are already using it. ✓ Incisions: 40-45/cm2 ✓ Grafts Breakdown: ☞ 657 Single FUE grafts ☞ 1257 Double FUE grafts ☞ 1887 Triple FUE grafts ☞ 77 Quadruple FUE grafts ✓ Total number of Hair: 9140 ✓ Average Hair/Graft: 2.36 Dr. Jean Devroye
  7. PATIENT'S DETAILS ✓ 54 years old, NW V-VI, with a hair loss history in his family (father and maternal grandfather). ✓ No medications. ✓ Medium caliber hair. ✓ Normal follicular units. ✓ Low % of hair in telogen phase. RECOMMENDED TREATMENT This 54-year-old gentleman wished to cover all the thinning areas of his scalp with a homogeneous density, in a single session. Given his excellent scalp elasticity, I proposed him to undergo a FUT surgery first, aiming at harvesting the maximum number of grafts, with a potential complementary FUE in order to reach approximately 5000 follicular units. The FUT strip, as expected, provided an important amount of grafts (4797), so that the FUE extractions could be limited to just 300 grafts. He recently sent in his post-operative pictures, showing the results 6 months after the surgery. He’s ecstatic about the results obtained so far : the amelioration is actually already remarkable. Nevertheless, we expect the situation to further improve during the upcoming months, in particular regarding hair density. SURGERY DETAILS ✓ 5097 grafts ✓ Technique: Combo FUT (4797 FUs) + FUE (300 FUs) ✓ FUE scoring and extractions executed with my WAW system, now widely used in the sphere of FUE. It consists of a very precise pedal that enables to control the movement of the punch, that I also designed myself. The main advantage is to reduce substantially the number of damaged and transected hair, thus to raise the quality of the procedure. The system is now used worldwide and several dozens of surgeons or centres are already using it. ✓ Incisions: 40/45 cm2 ✓ Grafts Breakdown: ☞ 538 Single FUT + 46 Single FUE = 584 Single grafts ☞ 1999 Double FUT + 100 Double FUE grafts = 2099 Double grafts ☞ 1672 Triple FUT + 118 Triple FUE grafts = 1790 Triple grafts ☞ 588 Quad. FUT + 36 Quad. FUE grafts = 624 Quadruple grafts ✓ Total number of Hair: 11904 (FUT) + 744 (FUE) = 12648 ✓ Average Hair/Graft: 2.48 Dr. Jean Devroye
  8. PATIENT'S DETAILS ✓ 55 years old, with a hair loss history in his family (father and paternal grandfather). ✓ In 1996, he had two FUT procedures done in another clinic, +/- 1000 grafts transplanted. ✓ No medications. ✓ Medium hair. ✓ Normal follicular units. ✓ Low % of hair in telogen phase. RECOMMENDED TREATMENT This 55-year-old gentleman came to my office to correct his poor, previous FUT procedures, undergone in 1996 (at the age of 33). Since then, he was forced to live with pluggy, sparse and unnatural results, as can be seen in the preoperative pictures. Since he wished to cover all the thinning areas - other than correct his hairline and anterior area as a priority - also for this patient I felt that a combo FUT + FUE was the best way to proceed in order to maximize his donor resources. In fact, thanks to the combination of the two techniques, I would have been able to correct the existing FUT scars - by including them in the new strip - and enhance the amount of available grafts via the complementary FUE. The patient has undergone the surgery in March 2018, when he received 5527 grafts in two consecutive days. The patient has recently come back for a check-up consultation and is enthusiastic about the results achieved so far (7 months and a half after the surgery). His hairline is now very natural and other areas show a remarkable increase in density. During the upcoming months we expect the results to further improve, especially regarding hair density and texture, as the hair matures. As usual, we'll not hesitate to update this thread as soon as new material will be available. SURGERY DETAILS ✓ 5527 grafts ✓ Technique: Combo FUT (3396 FUs) + FUE (2131 FUs) ✓ FUE scoring and extractions executed with my WAW FUE System, now widely used in the sphere of FUE. It consists of a very precise pedal that enables to control the movement of the punch, that I also designed myself. The main advantage is to reduce substantially the number of damaged and transected hair, thus to raise the quality of the procedure. The system is now used worldwide and several dozens of surgeons or centres are already using it. ✓ Incisions: 40/45 cm2 ✓ Grafts Breakdown: - 481 Single FUT + 85 Single FUE = 566 Single grafts - 2325 Double FUT + 1231 Double FUE grafts = 3556 Double grafts - 572 Triple FUT + 669 Triple FUE grafts = 1241 Triple grafts - 18 Quad. FUT + 146 Quad. FUE grafts = 164 Quadruple grafts ✓ Total number of Hair: 6919 (FUT) + 5138 (FUE) = 12057 ✓ Average Hair/Graft: 2.18 Dr. Jean Devroye
  9. PATIENT'S DETAILS ✓ 28 years old, NW III, losing hair since the age of 25, no hair loss history in his family. ✓ No medications. ✓ Medium caliber hair. ✓ Normal follicular units. ✓ Average % of hair in telogen phase. RECOMMENDED TREATMENT This 27-year-old patient presented a moderate hair loss and wanted to address his receding temples and hairline. Although his family showed no hair loss history, I suggested him to reinforce his forelock and the whole anterior zone as well, so that this area will be stable even if he will continue to lose hair in the future (he wasn't willing to take any medications to prevent further hair loss). In June 2015, an FUE consisting of 2671 grafts was performed. The patient recently came back to the clinic for a check-up and we had the opportunity to take the pictures and videos below, three years and three months after the procedure. SURGERY DETAILS ✓ 2671 grafts ✓ Technique: FUE ✓ FUE scoring and extractions executed with my WAW system, now widely used in the sphere of FUE. It consists of a very precise pedal that enables to control the movement of the punch, that I also designed myself. The main advantage is to reduce substantially the number of damaged and transected hair, thus to raise the quality of the procedure. The system is now used worldwide and several dozens of surgeons or centres are already using it. ✓ Incisions: 40-45/cm2 ✓ Grafts Breakdown: ☞ 444 Single FUE grafts ☞ 863 Double FUE grafts ☞ 1105 Triple FUE grafts ☞ 259 Quadruple FUE grafts ✓ Total number of Hair: 6521 ✓ Average Hair/Graft: 2.44 Dr. Jean Devroye
  10. Dear forum members, I think that this discussion can be resumed in an evident miscommunication at the time of the preoperative consultation. The reason why we didn't implant any grafts in the very first hairline is included in the patient's first post and we did so following (what we thought to be) his wishes and expectations : "I basically tried to explaining how I liked the initial appearance and placement of my hairline area (created by my first HT doctor), and that I wanted to add density behind it." Now, this is exactly what has been done in this case : reinforcing the density of the thinning areas behind the hairline, with a major focus on the midscalp and vertex, the areas not grafted during the patient’s first surgery. Regarding the number of grafts harvested : I do not think that 2583 grafts can be considered a megasession – on the contrary, in this specific case, I find this number perfectly appropriate to achieve a homogeneous density on the thinning areas, which represented a quite important surface. Based on the pictures posted, I honestly don't see any issue related with donor overharvesting or visible FUE extraction signs. Someone can argue that the overall donor density has diminished, but this phenomenon is intrinsic to FUE. Also the FUT scar seems fairly covered by the grafts we implanted in it – not to be misunderstood with the indented nature that a number of FUT scars have. This cannot be corrected. It is important to underline that the donor area had been physically inspected and the areas of the scalp to be implanted were marked (these areas didn't include the hairline) prior to the procedure, as for every procedure in my clinic. I want also to point out that the patient has benefitted from a one-week follow-up at the clinic (unlike "standard" patients, who normally benefit from a post-operative check-up in the morning following their surgery, before their departure), since he didn't leave Belgium until the week after the procedure was performed. He came to the clinic several times and if in just one occasion he had told me directly and clearly that he was not happy about the procedure, there would have been absolutely no problem to perform a small touch-up in order to match his expectations. However, nothing was mentioned and the patient left Belgium apparently happy – until three weeks after the procedure, when he started to complain about his hairline – all the rest came subsequently. On a side note, I want to clarify that I always stand by my patients and take their follow-up very seriously, in fact I send a post-operative email to all of them at certain times after their procedure to receive some news. In this patient's case, these emails were not sent since he contacted us on his own initiative just before the time due to send them. I am truly regretful that the patient isn't satisfied about his outcome and the general proceedings of the surgery, even though I have the feeling that he is upset rather with himself for not having been able to clearly explain his goals and expectations at the due time. However, I invite the patient to contact my secretariat to fix a date for a free touch-up procedure, at his best convenience. Jean Devroye
  11. As anticipated in the previous post, the patient came back in April to undergo his second surgery with the aim of covering the vertex and reinforce the density on the adjacent areas. The procedure consisted in a Combo FUT + FUE, during two consecutive days, thanks to which we have been able to harvest a total of 3602 grafts (2550 FUT + 1052 FUE). The patient has recently reached his 6th post-operative month and has sent in a set of pictures showing his current results. He is enthusiastic about the regrowth rate and the cosmetic improvements achieved so far. On a side note, it is interesting to notice how the lighting conditions can significantly alter the perception of density (cf. the last two pictures at 6 months post-op, taken with flash, with the previous ones, taken under natural light). SURGERY DETAILS ✓ 3602 grafts ✓ Technique: Combo FUT (2550 FUs) + FUE (1052 FUs) ✓ FUE scoring and extractions executed with my WAW system, now widely used in the sphere of FUE. It consists of a very precise pedal that enables to control the movement of the punch, that I also designed myself. The main advantage is to reduce substantially the number of damaged and transected hair, thus to raise the quality of the procedure. The system is now used worldwide and several dozens of surgeons or centres are already using it. ✓ Incisions: 35-40/cm2 ✓ Grafts Breakdown: ☞ 369 Single FUT + 472 Single FUE = 841 Single grafts ☞ 1633 Double FUT + 445 Double FUE grafts = 2078 Double grafts ☞ 548 Triple FUT + 130 Triple FUE grafts = 678 Triple grafts ☞ 0 Quad. FUT + 5 Quad. FUE grafts = 5 Quadruple grafts ✓ Total number of Hair: 5279 (FUT) + 1772 (FUE) = 7051 ✓ Average Hair/Graft: 2.07 (FUT) + 1.68 (FUE) = 1.87 Dr. Jean Devroye
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