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Dr. Timothy Carman- 1900 Total FU grafts; One year Post Op Result

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This patient is a 62 YO male who presented with loss of frontal hair line and frontal forelock density. His donor had lower than usual density, about 60 FU/cm2 (vs average of 90 FU/cm2). This resulted in a donor yield of approx 1900 FU grafts. Patient returns at about 15 months post op very happy with the improvement. Note the last photo which demonstrates the typical donor scar from a strip excision when conservative, plastic surgical techniques are employed as standard procedure.

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Timothy Carman, MD ABHRS

Chairman, Ethics Committee (ABHRS)
ABHRS Board of Directors

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Ok so this has made a improvement. However would the patient also be suitable for FUE ? Donor area from the pics looks fine.

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Hi Johnboy. This patient, specifically because of his low donor density would be a poor candidate for FUE in our opinion. The use of that technique in this patient would have led to a cosmetically significant thinning of the donor area, creating a new "hair problem" to satisfy his presenting one. Also, because in general FUE grafts grow with less hair mass than grafts made from a strip, that would cosmetically affect the transplanted area as well. In hair transplant surgery, there are many factors the surgeon should consider, and with the overall goal being a natural, undetectable (as man-made) result, one must weigh many factors carefully for the patients benefit. Thank you for taking the time to chime in!!


Timothy Carman, MD ABHRS

Chairman, Ethics Committee (ABHRS)
ABHRS Board of Directors

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The result is more than an improvement, the patient looks really good! I don't think it should be seen as a negative because it was done as a FUT strip surgery and not an FUE surgery. Dr Carman explains really nicely why he did FUT strip surgery too.

 

Good job Dr Carman!

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htreporter:

 

I concur. A very satisfactory result and presentation. Well done doctor.


Research, research, research!

 

Doctors I'm considering:

 

FUT:

-Feller

-Hasson

-Konior

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This is an excellent result. You should have seen mine years ago. Very spaced out and unnatural. No density at all and hairline looks unnatural. This gentleman has no problem like that. Silver hair looks incredible. I'm getting ready for my consultation with Dr. Feller in New York to address my hairline. Thank you doctor for posting your patient and giving us guys hope that things have changed in ten years.

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