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Number of Grafts? Pattern/Class

 

I was wondering if one could estimate how many grafts would be needed for a moderate/moderate to large hair transplant (Pattern 1, Between Class 4 & Class 5)

 

One of the doctors recommended:

 

Grafts: 2000 (Crown) & 3500 (Frontal)

 

What factors would the no. of grafts depend upon?

 

Thanks for your help.

5700 Grafts, Dr. Hasson

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Number of Grafts? Pattern/Class

 

I was wondering if one could estimate how many grafts would be needed for a moderate/moderate to large hair transplant (Pattern 1, Between Class 4 & Class 5)

 

One of the doctors recommended:

 

Grafts: 2000 (Crown) & 3500 (Frontal)

 

What factors would the no. of grafts depend upon?

 

Thanks for your help.

5700 Grafts, Dr. Hasson

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I got a number from a second doctor too. 2400 grafts. 100% less than the first one. i.e a diff of 3000 grafts i.e $30,000. How does one know how many grafts are actually needed and what to pay?

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I should have elaborated a little more! Your NW level will determine how many grafts you will need total to give the illusion of a full head of hair! I'll use my self for example. Im a NW6 diffuse thinner. I cant just go and get 6000 grafts, but I can break the sessions up into 2 procedures of 3000 if my donar area allows.

 

So if your a NW4 and you dont proceed any further 1 session may cover it and you could be done. NW 5,6,7 you will most likley need 2 or more procedures.

 

Unless your going to some one like Hasson and Wong 5500 grafts in one sessions seems like a bit much, especially with being only a NW4. This doc is thinking about getting it all done in one shot however unless they are really careful there could be quite a bit of transection. Over all 2000 in the back and 3500 would be normal in that kind of case just maybe split into 2 procedures again unless its some one like Hasson and Wong. It appears your 2nd doc was propably concentrating on just the front and would want to wait on the crown.

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hawk,

 

The "multiply your norwood level times 1000" rule is more like a guideline. The number of grafts you will need and how many grafts you are available are sometimes two different things as well.

 

See also How Many Grafts Will I Need for a Hair Transplant?.

 

Feel free also to use our animated graft calculator which can be another tool to help you.

 

Best wishes,

 

Bill

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