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Hello members,I have had an HT(FUT) procedure more than a year ago.The number of grafts taken were around 4000.Can you please help me to find out appr. how much grafts can be obtained from my scalp now?Any help will be highly appreciated.Thanks in advance.

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It's not possible to answer that question without first physically testing your available scalp laxity. In addition, your donor zone would need to be physically examined microscopically to determine your present density and graft availability.

 

Otherwise it's just a shot in the dark from a photo.

 

Yet in my opinion, even if you did not have the required laxity for another strip, you definitely look like you have plenty of available donor via FUE.

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Have you had a follow-up with the surgeon who performed your HT last year? They would be able to tell you.

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It's not possible to answer that question without first physically testing your available scalp laxity. In addition, your donor zone would need to be physically examined microscopically to determine your present density and graft availability.

 

Otherwise it's just a shot in the dark from a photo.

 

Yet in my opinion, even if you did not have the required laxity for another strip, you definitely look like you have plenty of available donor via FUE.

 

Thank you very much for the opinion.You are correct by saying it's very difficult to make an assumption from the photo.In fact I'm scheduled to have an FUE on 28th of this month.I really hope my scalp can contribute to some of the donor hair besides the BHT.

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Have you had a follow-up with the surgeon who performed your HT last year? They would be able to tell you.

 

I contacted my surgeon few months back but didn't ask him particularly about this matter.He said he could do another FUT session but this time I wanted to go for an FUE.But I must say my surgeon did a great job on me since I was a Norwood 7.He did mention during then that my donor density was above average.Keeping my fingers crossed for the upcoming FUE session.

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If you don't have enough for full dense coverage you could go for SMP plus HT to fill in the remaining area

go dense or go home

 

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Look at my blog....

I had two transplants done at 19&20 yo. I waited 18 more yrs and had a megaseesion done with Dr Rahal. At pre op he was concerned about getting 4k grafts because of previous work. However, during surgery he said my laxity was great and he got 4800 grafts. He then told me I had 3-4K more strip so it's all dependent on laxity. Ask your surgeon.

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Hi Rez1,

 

You may have about 4,000 grafts that can be harvested via FUE. An FUE session will allow a good FUE surgeon to efficiently select the best quality of hair over your entire donor region. Most knowledgeable FUE enthusiasts will refer to this process as cherrypicking. The hairs per graft, the caliber of hair, and pigment of hair can be selectively chosen to improve the overall result from the procedure.

 

The aspects of FUE that you should be mindful of is cost, transection rate of the surgeon, and experience of the surgeon's medical assistants. Don't pay too much and don't pay too little either. Transection is the terminal damage of your donor resources. Since your donor resources are certainly finite, you want to ensure that they aren't being wasted by inefficient harvesting methods.

 

Hopefully this response appropriately addresses your question along with any concerns.

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Why are you opting for FUE after already having a strip taken?

I am the owner/operator of AHEAD INK a Scalp Micropigmentation Company in the New York area. AHEAD INK is a Milena Lardi trained clinic and uses Beauty Medical Tricopigmentation equipment and products exclusively.

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If you don't have enough for full dense coverage you could go for SMP plus HT to fill in the remaining area

Thank you for the suggestion.I'll definitely keep that in mind.

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Look at my blog....

I had two transplants done at 19&20 yo. I waited 18 more yrs and had a megaseesion done with Dr Rahal. At pre op he was concerned about getting 4k grafts because of previous work. However, during surgery he said my laxity was great and he got 4800 grafts. He then told me I had 3-4K more strip so it's all dependent on laxity. Ask your surgeon.

Thank you for helping me out with your blog.But unfortunately my scalp is not lax enough to go for a second strip procedure according to my previous surgeon.He told me to perform extensive scalp exercise for 6 months to make it operable for an FUT.And for many other reasons I opted to go for an FUE this time.

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Hi Rez1,

 

You may have about 4,000 grafts that can be harvested via FUE. An FUE session will allow a good FUE surgeon to efficiently select the best quality of hair over your entire donor region. Most knowledgeable FUE enthusiasts will refer to this process as cherrypicking. The hairs per graft, the caliber of hair, and pigment of hair can be selectively chosen to improve the overall result from the procedure.

 

The aspects of FUE that you should be mindful of is cost, transection rate of the surgeon, and experience of the surgeon's medical assistants. Don't pay too much and don't pay too little either. Transection is the terminal damage of your donor resources. Since your donor resources are certainly finite, you want to ensure that they aren't being wasted by inefficient harvesting methods.

 

Hopefully this response appropriately addresses your question along with any concerns.

4000 grafts??!!WOW!Definitely it makes me glad to know that that many grafts can still be harvested but as much as I have heard a non- caucasian person can donate 5500-7500 grafts from his safe scalp donor zone.I"m a bit confused on this.But thank you for your input.

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id love to see your be4 and after pics of the actual ht

Here you go.The pictures are not that great but you will still get an idea.http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/173420-norwood-6-7-fut-fue-grafts-3974-dr-pathomvanich.html

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Why are you opting for FUE after already having a strip taken?

Unfortunately my scalp is not lax enough to go for another strip unless I vigorously perform scalp exercise for another 4-6 months.And also I'm planning to go for BHT this time.

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If you have sufficient scalp donor, then why go for BHT which normally should be a last resort?

 

In addition, it is ambiguous at best to conclude that certain ethnicity implies higher levels of density or donor availability. Not true.

 

Each individual is different and until your donor zone is physically examined and microscopically calculated, it's just a guess.

 

In addition, having a prior strip scar has a bearing on the total available number of grafts that can be "safely" harvested.

 

If you insist on doing BHT, I strongly suggest you do very thorough research on the unpredictable yields along with researching only those FUE surgeons that have the proven experience using BHT.

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If you have sufficient scalp donor, then why go for BHT which normally should be a last resort?

 

In addition, it is ambiguous at best to conclude that certain ethnicity implies higher levels of density or donor availability. Not true.

 

Each individual is different and until your donor zone is physically examined and microscopically calculated, it's just a guess.

 

In addition, having a prior strip scar has a bearing on the total available number of grafts that can be "safely" harvested.

 

If you insist on doing BHT, I strongly suggest you do very thorough research on the unpredictable yields along with researching only those FUE surgeons that have the proven experience using BHT.

 

Thank you again for helping me out.Scalp hair is definitely my main priority.Its the fact that if I need a significant amount of BHT for the coverage,Im very much open to it.I definitely research more to get an idea what may lie ahead.

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You're welcome Rez and glad to see that you are going to do your homework and research on BHT.

 

Simply do a word search on "body hair transplants" on just about any hair loss forum and I think you will be both surprised and educated on the subject...;)

 

Best wishes to you my friend!

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You're welcome Rez and glad to see that you are going to do your homework and research on BHT.

 

Simply do a word search on "body hair transplants" on just about any hair loss forum and I think you will be both surprised and educated on the subject...;)

 

Best wishes to you my friend!

 

Thanks buddy..

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