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Dr. Carlos K. Wesley: Utilizing Limited Donor 1897 FU

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While some patients are tremendous candidates and others not candidates at all, there are many patients within that spectrum. This 35-year-old male had a permanent "safe donor area" that was limited to the back of his head (the area just behind his ears was too thin to harvest because and it did not likely include permanent hair).

 

A video montage of the procedure can be viewed here.

 

Despite his limited donor area (resulting in 1897 FU), he had enough to frame his face and lightly cover his frontal half (including areas of future loss). This would leave a patch of thinning in his crown that looks natural. Later in life, if he choses, he can return to address that area with another session. However, harvesting too many grafts in his case would likely produce a wider scar than his limited donor area could cover.

 

He returned at 9 months for follow-up pics and a smile on his face.

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I really like the "straight on" result. Nicely 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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Here is an update on this patient now more than 2 years out from his initial procure with Dr. Wesley. The patient returned for a 1416 graft session to his crown. As you can see from the video montage (above), this was the lone remaining area needing coverage.

 

Of note, over the course of his two (2) procedures with Dr. Wesley, this patient expressed appreciation for NOT having to shave his head. As his career was particularly important to him, he had to return to work within 7-10 days. With his pre-existing hair intact, he was able to do so comfortably.

 

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