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65 y/o Norwood VII man after 5632 grafts; Dr. Mike Beehner

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This 65 year old man over the past 4 years has had three hair transplant sessions. He has an advanced Norwood Class VI or a borderline Class VII pattern of hair loss with an enormous bald area in need of coverage. Overall, he has received 4801 FU grafts and 831 MFU grafts (4-5 hairs each) for a total of 12,067 hairs. Although it is impossible to totally fill in this size of a vertex (crown), I sought to plant "light coverage" through out that area, with the hairs directed in a natural "whorl" arrangement, spinning off of the centerpoint. He has enough strong hair up on top and toward the front, that he is able to style his hair so that many of them are brought backwards over a large part of the crown.The lighting of one of the photos is a little too bright to make out all the detail of the FU's placed back there. He uses a small amount of Toppik also in his styling regimen and says that, when he is done, it looks like a full head of hair from all angles. He plans one more session of around 1500 FU's, which we will mainly place in the crown area in back. 

Mike Beehner, M.D.

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This can actually proove how it really looks like. 5600 grafts.All other result pictures have only been creating an extreme illusion with "good" and hiding pictures. 

I've been asking this all the time when I see result pictures. What am I seeing? 

 

That is why I appreciate such result pictures from honest doctors like this. I'd rather go to someone like Dr. Michael B. Than someone that is posting "fake" result pictures. 

 

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Look around. There’s plenty of honest pictures with much better results. The fact that he needed 3 sessions to reach that number is cause for concern. 

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Pelodinero,

How you present yourself on this forum and interact with physicians and other members is cause for concern. No two patients are the same, there are several variables to hair restoration, hair shaft diameter is one of the most if not the most important aspect to the overall cosmetic outcome of a procedure and it's obvious this patient has extremely fine hair. With that said, I agree this result is not jaw dropping, but you already posted one negative comment about the result, fair enough you didn't think it was a good result.

However, you continue to be demeaning and have an overall toxic attitude. You have had a hair transplant yourself, but you have never posted a picture of your results, I am sure you wouldn't like it if someone continuously put down your result not once, not twice, but three times. I have already warned you previously and it seems you can't help yourself. Every result is attached to a person and you never know if that patient visits our forum. Every single person here is a hair loss sufferer and knows how difficult it is to deal with someone putting you down, this will be my second warning, a third time and I will be forced to suspend your posting privileges indefinitely. 

It's clear the patient could improve further, but it is also clear that his appearance has improved and he now has a frame to his face. Everyone is welcome to share their opinion on the result, good or bad, but guys let's be respectful.

Warm regards- Melvin

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a NW 7 is going to need in the range of 10,000 grafts to look like he has a full head of hair. I would love to see this gentleman a year out from getting an additional 1500 grafts as the original posting claims he may do. I personally would put about 300 of those grafts in the frontal mid section to give a bit more density there and the other 1200 in the crown. I think the overall results would look very good at that point.

 

Results of 5000 to 6000 grafts on other men may look like they are much better results due to them having thick hair growing high on the sides and very small or no crown areas to cover compared to the gentleman presented here. I believe Bill has had over 9,000 grafts for a NW 6.

 

 

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Thank you for your post Melvin.  Sometimes people go a bit too far with their comments. 


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I think he looks pretty good, and I think this is what someone at his NW level can expect with a good surgery. Look at how good he looks from the front-that is probably his main goal. IMHO this is a solid result. 

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The density may not be stellar, but it is a natural, non pluggy look that is age appropriate.

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Its a very good use of grafts, given his very fine hair and level of baldness. Even light coverage in a crown that size takes a lot of grafts. But that light coverage gives him the option of using concealer on the crown when desired. I agree that it looks natural and age appropriate. 

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