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This patient had ht surgery with Shapiro Medical Group over 10 years ago. Dr. Ron Shapiro addressed the frontal half of the head with 2100 grafts. The patient has been conservative in his approach to hair restoration – wanting to address the hair loss where it bothered him the most. Majority of the grafts were distributed behind the frontal tuft where diffused thinning was much more evident. 200 DFU’s were used in the central area of the scalp for density.

Surgery #1 – Dr. Ron Shapiro

Total Grafts/Hairs = 2093gr /4273 hairs

Fortunately for this patient, the progression of loss has slowed in the last 10 years since he’s been on ht meds. Dr. Paul Shapiro performed a second procedure couple of weeks ago to restore the second half of the scalp. With patient’s conservative approach, the second session consisted of 1789 grafts to address the back half. Again, addressing what bothered the patient the most while conserving grafts for future.

Upon close inspection of the recipient area of previous work, Dr. Paul could not differentiate 2 or 3 hair grafts from the DFU’s, even under magnification.

Surgery #2 – Dr. Paul Shapiro

Total Grafts/Hairs = 1789gr /3373 hairs





















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This is a nice case. We should all be so lucky to keep that steady after 10 years. There is something to be said for a very conservative approach.

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Thanks Haircut - really nice of you to say.


Can't decide - couldn't agree with you more and thanks for the comment.

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i agree with everyone else. when you go to smg you know you are going to be in good hands not only in the present, but for the future as well.

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Thank you for sharing this very interesting case. It's always great to see a quality hair transplant stand the test of time, and even more impressive to see that Shapiro Medical was clearly using refined, modern techniques in 2000-2001 when others in the industry were still using older methods. Nicely done!

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Thanks for posting this patient's long-term results. We see so very few examples of patients years down the line yet we often have members asking for such examples.


This really helps to drive home the importance of taking a conservative approach and formulating a long-term plan with your doctor. He looks fantastic!

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As always, the work looks amazing. Janna, was this patient's crown shaved prior to the second surgery?

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Thanks everyone - appreciate all your comments and feedback.


TC17 - yes, Dr. Paul trimmed the recipient area before making incisions - trim - not a shave. Since it was on top and the patient is on the tall side making it difficult for people to notice, he did not mind a little trim to make everyone's job a little easier. :)

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Thanks Janna, Thats what we need in this forum, Long term results. Good job.

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