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tag.png I completed a 3200 FUT procedure with Dr. Steven Gabel in February, 2013. I am now eleven months post-op and very pleased with the progress to date. I have scheduled a second procedure next month for an additional 2000-2500 grafts. Looking forward to completing the restoration process!

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This is quite a transformation,I believe you will go for another procedure next month?Thanks for your updates. Good luck to you,you are well on your way!

 

 

Scott

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1st HT 1973 FUT's with Dr.Robert Mcclellan 6/28/2007

*unfortunately I have no info on hair count on my 1st surgery ..

 

2nd HT 3026 FUT's with Dr. Bernadino Arocha 1/9/2014

 

1's - 797

2's - 3700

3's - 246

5634 hairs

 

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/attachment.php?attachmentid=54945&d=1389315686

3026 FUTs 1 day HT#2 post op frontal picture

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Thanks Spanker! Dr. Gabel is planning to use the remaining 2000 or so grafts to address the mid-scalp and perhaps touch up some areas in the front. Still pretty thin in the mid-scalp and the photos don't really show that. Unfortunately, there aren't enough donor grafts to address the crown so likely this second procedure will have to do it.

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Excellent transformation! Good luck with HT #2. Can't wait to see how it turns out for you.


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