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This 66 year old female came to us for revision of her facial hair line, which, as a result of multiple facelift procedures, had been moved posteriorly and superiorly, relative to it's naturally occurring presurgery position. Specifically, then, she had alopecia and scarring from those procedures which had resulted in:

1) Receded frontal and bitemporal hairline;

2) Elevation and recession of temporal points bilaterally;

3) Recession of bilateral sideburn areas.

4) Scarring/thinning in areas posterior to sideburn areas.

As this was not a case of FPHL, she had an excellent donor supply. From a donor ellipse measuring 29 x 1.4 cm2 we utilized all FU grafts in the following distribution: 3458 Total; 1's = 1129; 2's=2166; 3's=163. There was acceptable closure tension using the tricophytic technique.


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Edited by Dr. Timothy Carman

Timothy Carman, MD ABHRS

Chairman, Ethics Committee (ABHRS)
ABHRS Board of Directors

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Dr. Carman,


Thanks for posting. Her progress is just what I'd expect it to be at this early stage in the restoration process. The placement of the follicular units and hairline reconstruction looks terrific. I hope you'll share her final results with us after she's all growin in :-)


All the Best,



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Dr. Carman,


I'm glad to see you didn't have any problems posting on the new forum. As always, your results look spectacular :-)


All the Best,



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Dr. Carman,


Thank you for keeping us updated. The one year results look excellent, and I think the procedure was a definite success!


Well done!

"Doc" Blake Bloxham - formerly "Future_HT_Doc"


Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant for the Hair Transplant Network, the Hair Loss Learning Center, the Hair Loss Q&A Blog, and the Hair Restoration Forum


All opinions are my own and my advice does not constitute as medical advice. All medical questions and concerns should be addressed by a personal physician.

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Excellent work Dr. Carman. I am constantly amazed at facelift results... Having done more than 3000 lifts, I favor a conservative approach, but there is a segment of the population who desires radical lifting; and then thinks the results are worth the 20k price. Often times their hairline, sideburns, and normal facial features are very distorted. You did a great job bringing a naturalness back to this patient. Lets hope she doesn't "lift them away" with a redo in 7 years... or you'll have another case to do.


Good job.


Dr. Lindsey McLean VA

William H. Lindsey, MD, FACS

McLean, VA


Dr. William Lindsey is a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians

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