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I have consulted with two very highly renown doctors and both recommended removing upwards of around 100 grafts from the front of my hairline via FUE as part of my repair surgery - I had a very bad FUT procedure done last August. 1000 grafts in the front and temples.

I would love some feedback from anyone out there who has had grafts removed via FUE. How is the scarring? How is your skin in those areas compared to where it was prior to surgery? Are you happy with the results compared to where you were before?


Anyone who has had bad grafts or plugs removed via FUE, I would love any and all feedback good or bad before I take the plunge.


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Hi! I hope to discuss it with you and support you if I can even though I'm not an expert in HT field. But first, may I ask why did you prefer FUT in the first place? 

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It will all depend on the skill of the surgeon doing the repair and the individual's physiology regarding healing.

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I have no knowledge in this, but can those grafts be retransplanted? 


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On 12/8/2018 at 2:32 PM, Dazed said:

I have no knowledge in this, but can those grafts be retransplanted? 

yes, from the research i am doing there is cases where the grafts can be re-harvested and used again.

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On ‎12‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 1:28 PM, OliverTja said:

Hi! I hope to discuss it with you and support you if I can even though I'm not an expert in HT field. But first, may I ask why did you prefer FUT in the first place? 

Hi Oliver, thank you for the response.  I will be happy to try and answer your question regarding what lead me to get an FUT rather than FUE or a hair transplant at all...but it is a bit complicated.  You see I had a hair transplant performed over 10 years ago, this was FUT and done in my early twenties.  This was obviously a very impulsive and poor decision on my part, being young and naïve and this was also in the days prior to the google boom of the internet today and the resources, knowledge and forums were not anything close to what they were to do.  But in the end I was totally taken advantage of by a clinic that did not have my best interests at heart and pressured me into a surgery I did not need at an age way too young.  I am well aware that I am accountable for blame, being is that no one can force you to have elective surgery, so in the end that burden falls on my shoulders.  Although still all things considered, I believe know this industry a little more now, both things can be true.

Already having the FUT procedure once already kind of lead me down that path again...I would of elected for FUE in hindsight and will never get another FUT surgery again.  After consulting with a few really renown doctors in the field both recommended getting some of the pluggy grafts removed via FUE.  I plan on getting scar repair surgery was well and possibly fixing parts of my front hairline and temples but further back and more natural looking.  I had a hair transplant done over a year ago 1000 grafts in the front and temples and it was done too low and my hair line is just a bit too straight.  

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I had grafts removed via FUE, hundreds of them.

Yes you can reuse them, depending on the skill of the doctor. I didn't though as they were damaged when originally implanted.

Recipient scarring really depends on how well you heal. I heal well so except for some redness and a glossy look in certain lighting I was okay. You'll need to look at laser resurfacing and derma roller. Derma roller for the redness-did the trick for me.

Hang in there buddy, you can fix this but it's going to take time. Go into it thinking you can save some graphs-but don't count on it. Your goal is to minimize recipient scarring.

Are you thinking, another hair transplant after? Or move on to be done with it? Hit me up with questions man, glad to share my experience.

 

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It is potentially possible to have extracted grafts re-implanted but the real issue is the condition of those extracted grafts once they are removed.

This again will primarily come down to the skill of the surgeon.  And the potential of the re-implanted grafts growing again is questionable.

But if the original grafts must be removed, it would be a shame for them to be discarded.  The surgeon should be able to tell once they are removed if they are in any shape to be re-implanted.


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On 12/11/2018 at 1:00 PM, HairLossMentor said:

I had grafts removed via FUE, hundreds of them.

Yes you can reuse them, depending on the skill of the doctor. I didn't though as they were damaged when originally implanted.

Recipient scarring really depends on how well you heal. I heal well so except for some redness and a glossy look in certain lighting I was okay. You'll need to look at laser resurfacing and derma roller. Derma roller for the redness-did the trick for me.

Hang in there buddy, you can fix this but it's going to take time. Go into it thinking you can save some graphs-but don't count on it. Your goal is to minimize recipient scarring.

Are you thinking, another hair transplant after? Or move on to be done with it? Hit me up with questions man, glad to share my experience.

 

Just wondering...could you please define “damaged” in regards to the grafts you had removed? I thought if they were damaged then they would not grow. Thanks 

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