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2858 Grafts; Forelock pattern for Norwood VII patient; Dr. Beehner


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This 55 y/o male presented two years ago for his first of two transplant procedures. Because he was an advanced Norwood VI/VII pattern and his donor density was relatively sparse, I elected to use a "shield" frontal forelock pattern, which emphasizes front-central density and a gradient of decreasing density away from the stronger forelock area. He is returning for one final session to increase density and the coverage toward the back a little bit. The "after" photos shown here are only 9 months after his 2nd procedure, so there would still be another 20% or so of "hair mass" increase that should occur in the next 4-8 months.

Overall, he had 2858 grafts, with 2244 of them FU's and 614 DFU's (4-6 hairs each), for a total of 7181 hairs received.

 

Mike Beehner, M.D.

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Very natural, age-appropriate result. Are DFUs taken from the same strip as the FUs? What will be his total estimated graft count after his third procedure? Was he taking or did her ever take any meds prior to having surgery?

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I agree. If a guy is this age and want this look, most people don't have to "look bald". Good for this guy.

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In answer to the one reader's question, this patient's 3rd session would consist of around 1600 FU grafts, for an additional 3500 hairs, which would bring him up to around 10,700 hairs or 3850 grafts.

The DFU grafts (some are TFU's) arecut from a slightly wider "sliver" which is 2 fu's wide rather than the traditional 1-FU wide width of the usual sliver. This sliver is then turned on it's side and the groupings of 2 adjacent FU's are then dissected out under the microscope.

Mike Beehner, M.D.

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