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PS: Sorry by the abscence of technical terms, but I'm english is not my mother language.

 

Let's say that a patient has a "bad hair". He has lots of bald/balding spots, but some good hair in the middle of it (this hair will definitly fall, some day).

 

If the patient wants, he can do a large transplant, all over his head (at least top/front), putting some new hair over the "old hair that someday will fall"? It affects the % of transplanted grafts that will "be attached" to the scalp? How it affects the HT?

 

PS: Sorry by the lack of technical terms, but english is not my mother language.

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A doctor can implant around the hairs that are there. They might fall out because of "shockloss" if they are weak or too close to the new hairs though. You can have a HT and if you go to a good doctor he/she will work around what you have and think about your future loss and what you can do now. Trying to get a good guess on your future loss is very important when thinking about a HT. The rest will come down to how your donor area is doing. This is a very short answer to your question.

you should look more at this forum. Look at all the posted results. You will see many people who have had HT around hair. Good luck.

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Yes, as mentioned by MagnumPi make sure you go to a good doctor -> meaning a recommended coalition doctor with lots of proven results.

 

Also, be prepared to shave the existing hair area where the new hair will be placed, this will help minimize shock loss and give the surgeon a clear view where to optimally place the grafts.

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go dense or go home

 

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It really depends on how thick you are talking about. Pictures would help to answer your question, but for the most part, yes. There comes a point then your hair is thick enough that they risk vs the reward is not in your favor. I have a few spots I would like worked on that were not touched during my initial surgery, but it is too dense to plant in right now. By the time it gets cosmetically significant, you can usually plant in it.

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Hi Richard,

 

Pictures would help us to give you some advice. But as you can see for the answers above, it is possible (in theory) to have a HT even tough you are a NW6. Your expectations must be real! I am also a Brazilian. Feel free to send me a private message in Portuguese if you want.

An amazing experience (4002 grafts) with Dr. Koray Erdogan (ASMED Clinic).

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