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Am I a suitable candidate for 2 fue procedures

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Hi all, I have been researching an fue procedure for over three years. I initially wanted one but decided to let my hair loss before I committed. 

Every clinic I have contacted have said that they can reach 80% coverage with two procedures. My problem is that I don't think I have enough donor area for two procedures, I can include beard hair in both procedures. 

I understand it's difficult to estimate the exact number as i've been told I have anywhere between 9000 and 5000 from different doctors.

I have attached a few photos below. I would genuinely appreciate honest answers. The red line going across the back of my head in one of the photos is just a temporary mark from "bed head". Thanks guys!

 

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Do you have pictures of your hair grown out more? If the hair is thin in the donor area, you may have a difficult time covering scars sufficiently from any procedures.

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That’s quite a large area to cover and so yes it probably would take 3 procedures for a decent result.

As your aware the crown is considered the black hole for grafts so I’m guessing your planning for most of the grafts up front?

The last thing you want is the mothball effect for over FUE harvesting.

maybe get in the first procedure and see what the donor area is looking like after 12 months? Like you mentioned you can boost it with beard grafts too. 

Which clinics are you looking at? 

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You might be better off considering FUE + pigmentation possibly with that level of loss. 

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Why did you wait for your loss to progress? 
 

I believe some combination of fue and smp is the best hope to recover that area

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Thank you the replies guys I appreciate it. I was told to let the hairloss stabilise before I could get a procedure. Im looking at dr erdogan and cinik in Turkey. Im a bit concerned that erdogan doesnt seem to do much of the procedures himself though. I think I'll go for 1 procedure the smp on the crown, then if I have enough donor I'll go for a 2nd procedure. 

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Hi all, one of the clinics has advised me to grow my hair before they can make a decision as to whether I would have enough grafts to be considered a candidate for fue. I have noticed a second thinning area on the back of me head a couple of cms down from my crown. I'm looking for advice to see if people think these two areas will eventually join up. If this is the case my donor is really limited on the back of my head and I am probably won't be a suitable candidate for a fue transplant. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. At a bit of a crossroads here 😟20200611_092445.thumb.jpg.296f5f82b402b2c0131e3199ea009187.jpg

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Those two areas will eventually join up if you don't use Fin, putting you in NW7 territory.  It indicates that your scalp donor is pretty limited.  How's your body/beard hair situation?  

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10 hours ago, aaron1234 said:

Thanks Aaron, I appreciate the reply. My beard is fine, definitely suitable. I was told chest hair is not suitable though. I'm at a real crossroads as to whether or not to book this summer. Dr cinik said he can accommodate me but getting finesteride where I live is next to impossible.  

 

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@Radiogaga In my opinion the area to be covered is too large and the donor area seems scarce, do not put much hope in the beard and body grafts, those, unlike the follicular units taken from the nape, are all a hair and do not give much coverage  , he recalls, often "it is better not to do than to do".

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14 minutes ago, Egy said:

@Radiogaga In my opinion the area to be covered is too large and the donor area seems scarce, do not put much hope in the beard and body grafts, those, unlike the follicular units taken from the nape, are all a hair and do not give much coverage  , he recalls, often "it is better not to do than to do".

@egy I really appreciate the genuine feedback. I see a lot of hair transplants that are excellent and hope that could be me. All the clinics are saying I'll have 80%+ coverage. Better to make a decision on reality than hope. Thanks a lot, weird but I can't talk to my friends about it, thanks for taking the time to reply.

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@Radiogaga You must know, however, that few are the ethical clinics, that is, those that reject patients because they know that they will not have a good result, many want only your money.

Another thing that some clinics "play on" are the terms, the words, they told you, I read that you will have 80% coverage, sure, sure, but the coverage they want to understand them, is how they implant you  the grafts, that is on 80% of the scalp, but at what density per cm / 2 few will tell you, so in the end, maybe you will find yourself, yes with 80% of the scalp covered, but with a hair here,  one there and they'll tell you they did what they told you.

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On 5/27/2020 at 1:58 PM, Radiogaga said:

Hi all, I have been researching an fue procedure for over three years. I initially wanted one but decided to let my hair loss before I committed. 

Every clinic I have contacted have said that they can reach 80% coverage with two procedures. My problem is that I don't think I have enough donor area for two procedures, I can include beard hair in both procedures. 

I understand it's difficult to estimate the exact number as i've been told I have anywhere between 9000 and 5000 from different doctors.

I have attached a few photos below. I would genuinely appreciate honest answers. The red line going across the back of my head in one of the photos is just a temporary mark from "bed head". Thanks guys!

 

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Hello, 

You can have a full scalp coverage with a high hairline and a conservative approach. You could give your donor grafts from the beard as well.

It could be over two sittings. For the first sitting you could have your frontal half done and the rest in the second sitting.

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Radiogaga you have one thing at the moment that you haven't lost. That's a scalp without scars! Have you considered shaving your head first just to see how you travel with it? I have horrible scars not only at the back donor area but at the frontal hairline also. Be very specific with yourself in what you expect in terms of results. With scalp and beard hair (forget body hair) you can get more coverage than scalp alone, however you want to have an assessment on how how much coverage is possible? Will you only have enough to cover up to the vertex? Are you ok with leaving the crown area bald?, etc. You need a surgeon who specializes in grade 6/7 hair transplantation. Personally I wouldn't touch Turkey whatever your hair loss is. Have a look at Eugenix and members of this forum like Paddy and Zoomster who had work done around Christmas 2019.

The most important thing is to have a game plan that both you and your hair transplant surgeon are on the same page with. It would be futile to agree to have one procedure and pending on how it turns out to have a second procedure. If after the first procedure you are unable to have a second procedure you will be left marooned! Would you be ok with that? Do lots of research into hair transplant surgeons who have done loads of Norwood 6/7 patients that have consistent results with a result you would be happy with. All the best!

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