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4556 hairs in one session; 49 y/o male; Dr. Beehner


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This 49 year old gentleman presented to our clinic with a several year history of gradual hair loss. He had very fine caliber hair. We transplanted the entire frontal and midscalp areas (per the photo showing the outline of the area transplanted). 1707 grafts, comprising 4556 hairs, were placed. Of these 470 were DFU grafts of 4-6 hairs each and 1237 were FU units, with 20% 1-hair grafts, 75% 2-hair grafts, and 5% 3-hair grafts. The patient presents on the days of the "after" photos for his second and hopefully last procedure.

Mike Beehner, M.D.

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titles shud be total number of GRAFTS not HAIRS!

 

Does it really matter? Some docs give it in hairs, some in grafts. The fact is it states in the docs write up, the grafts and breakdown.

 

Nice work doc,

 

I'm sure the patient is pleased.

Hair Transplant Dr Feller Oct 2011

 

Hair Transplant Dr Lorenzo June 2014

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I agree with the one commentator that the NUMBER OF HAIRS is a truer representation of how much hair - how much "HAIR MASS" was moved. It is my experience that , with normal styling, 12,000 hairs moved to the top of the head creates enough mass to look like a "full head of hair". The exception, of course, would be if the man had a huge, bald vertex/crown in the rear. With todays techniques and using various size grafts of 1,2,3,4, and 5 hairs each, this can easily be accomplished in two sessions in most patients with at least average caliber hair.

For this particular patient the goal was two-fold: One, we lowered his hairline an inch to give him a smaller bare forehead, and two, we saw that he would eventually be a Norwood VI on top and we pre-emptively placed a lot of hair within the horseshoe-shaped area of eventual baldness so there would be hair there for the future.

Mike Beehner, M.D.

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Does it really matter? Some docs give it in hairs, some in grafts. The fact is it states in the docs write up, the grafts and breakdown.

 

Nice work doc,

 

I'm sure the patient is pleased.

really? go back to the front page and find me one doctor that has listed hairs over grafts when giving a description. in fact, go back (10) pages deep and find me just one that lists hairs over grafts!

 

there is a reason doctors list grafts over hairs cause that is the standard that everyone gauges when looking at a HT thread.

 

listing hairs vs. grafts has been done by a few doctors in the past to give the illusion there is a lot of grafts. its a marketing ploy and a poor one at best.

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