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Dr. Timothy Carman- Female Hairline Lowering Procedure; 7 Days Post Op

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Patient is a 27 YO female who presented with a congenitally high hairline. Cosmetically, the hairline location ideally should be about 1.8-2.1 cm below her presenting location. Options discussed included the option to place an expander with serial expansion followed by advancement 1.8- 2.1 cm. As her schedule would not allow the significant interruption of daily activity that an expander would entail, we elected to recreate a new hairline through FUT. Our plan estimated 1200-1300 FU (30cm2 total area x 45 FU/cm2 density). At surgery, the graft count was as follows: Total: 1346 FU; 532 one's; 640 two's; 174 three's. Tricophytic closure. It should be noted this is stage one of a two stage procedure; in a year, a second procedure will be performed to increase density.

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Timothy Carman, MD ABHRS

Chairman, Ethics Committee (ABHRS)
ABHRS Board of Directors

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Dr. Carman,

 

Great work! Thank you for sharing. I'm looking forward to watching these results mature and seeing how they compare to actual female hairline lowering procedures (like the ones performed by Dr. Kabaker in San Francisco). If the patient's lifestyle wasn't a variable, do you have any preference on which procedure to use for female hairline lowering? Traditional Follicular Unit Transplantation versus an expander-like procedure?


"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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