Senior Member hairman22 Posted March 16 Senior Member Share Posted March 16 (edited) Just back from my consultation with Dr Zarev with was very detailed & very informative. This was a nerve racking consultation as I dont have a very good donor area at all & cannot use Propecia. Firstly i described my hairloss progression & medication used, Showed photos of my father & maternal grandfather. It was stated I will possibly reach NW 5-6 in the future. My lateral humps are not thinning but even so considering i am 32 it is better to plan to reach NW 6 just in case. - I used 2700 grafts previously by Dr Saifi & Dr Zarev said this is an issue with this part of the donor. - If possible it really is better for patients to not have previous surgeries as it limits the use of his technique in this important zone in the back of the head. - Many surgeons using larger punches cause damage to the donor area. - I have 3000 grafts left in this area with grafts that have average quality. - If I did not have a previous surgery I would have had 14,000 grafts lefts so more than enough to cover my worse case scenario. My donor to me doesnt seem strong so this was very surprising. -I have 9000 grafts left, 6000 from the sides of very good quality hairs, 3000 from the back of average quality but no retrogade alopecia. - Beard & Body hair the doctor can use but he isnt a fan of doing this, Hairs are different texture. It is last resort to use this area. - He can extract 80% of donor in extreme cases, - Showed me a case of 18,000 grafts in a NW 7. Donor looked very good considering he extracted 80%. - He repaired 2 Nw7's with 10000 grafts with a high hairline both in 60's with terrible donor but he extracted 80% but it looked great. - If things got very bad in future he would extract 80% of of my donor, I would need to keep donor area short. - What was very interesting I have more hairs in my crown that in the front. But the hair thickness is bad so this is visually my worst area, Hair thickness in the front is very good thanks to my previous transplant but he add more grafts here. - So hair thickness which is calculated by Dr Zarev's software is very very important it isnt all about number of grafts. - Consulatations are not available until the middle of 2025. - Not much of donor is in the catagen phase which is very good as they would mean the hair in the donor is growing very slowly & may lead to hair loss in the future - Big surgery is not available also until 2025. - Once Zarev has time he will teach some other surgeons. But i think this would take time the software he has alone is very advanced & detailed Edited March 16 by hairman22 1 1 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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