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hair transplant enquiry

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hair transplant enquiry

by Anonymous » Wed May 05, 2004 5:15 pm

am just enquiring as to whether you think I would be a suitable patient for some FUE repair work. I am just researching my options at the moment with the possibility of having some work done later this year or early next year. I live in the UK, so it would be difficult for me to have a consultation in person unless required.

My story and my photos are on this link:

http://www.hairlosshelp.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=5&threadid=32568

Do you think it would take just one procedure to repair things? Any idea how many grafts do you think would be necessary? Would some of the pluggier grafts be removed? Basicaly I want to be able to buzz my hair in the future, with no sign of any pluggy grafts, most importantly I really want to get a natural looking hairline.

kind regards,

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by forhair » Wed May 05, 2004 5:16 pm

I have some questions,how old are you?,what is your family(father,mother) hair loss history? are you having hair loss in your crown? (if yes,send me some photos of the crown). I think fue can work for you, but first I need some answers. thank you
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by Anonymous » Wed May 05, 2004 5:27 pm

I have some questions,how old are you?

i'm 30 years old


what is your family(father,mother) hair loss history?


My dad is about a norwood 5. My brother (32) a very diffuse norwood 3. Both have never treated there hairloss.

I started losing my hair in 1996. My hairloss has been very stable since i started propecia in 1999, i have only lost some hair at the hairline since then. I would say since starting rogaine and other topicals in 2002 that i have had some fairly good regrowth and only consider my frontal area and hairline to be a problem area. My biggest problem has always been that i started treating my hairloss a few years after it started and without fully taking the time to try out treatments I jumped onto HT`S for my frontal area. I am on a very strict hairloss regimen. Propeica, rogaine, fluridil and many other internals.


are you having hair loss in your
crown?



I had a small baldspot a few years ago which has since thickened up very well with rogaine. I dont consider myself to have a hairloss problem at my crown these days.



I think fue can work for you, but first I need some answers.
thank you


Hope that helps.
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by forhair » Wed May 05, 2004 5:28 pm

yes,you can be suitable patient for some FUE repair work,but you will need to come to Atlanta,you need at least 1200 Fit on the hairline... its a little bit plugy and unsymmetrical.,I will get dr cole on the forum to give you more professional recommendation maybe there is a open spot in Cyprus but it will be difficult for a repair to fit in.
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by Anonymous » Wed May 05, 2004 5:29 pm

Thank you ,I have no problems with travelling to Atlanta for the repair work.

I just have a few questions...if you please.

How many gratfts do you think would be necessary to repair the donor scar? If you wish I can provide better photos of my donor scar.

What sort of price would I be looking at for 1200 FIT on hairline and for the scar?

My frontal area is quite diffuse (more diffuse than can be seen in my photos) , will 1200 FIT be enough to repair the pluggy grafts and make my frontal area more densely packed?

Are there any reductions given for repair work or for patients who are making a long trip to Atlanta?

Is there a waiting list for surgery? (At the moment I believe it will be later this year or early 2005 before I can find time to have the procedure).

Does the recipient area or donor area need to be shaved in any way?

Sorry for all the questions, however I have to be sure of some things before I decide on which surgeon for my repair work.

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by drcole » Wed May 05, 2004 10:36 pm

Your scar is very wide and low. The location is most likely why it is so wide although you might form a wider scar even if you go higher. i think the scar is the primary reason to consider FUE or FIT at this time Vs. Strip.

Regarding repair of your hairline: i do not feel you absolutely need to have repair work done. I feel the hairline was left acceptably high such that small, finer hair grafts can be placed in front of the larger grafts on your hair line and that this will produce a significant improvement in a single procedure. if you are not happy with the coverage from a single procedure or you feel the larger grafts are still visible, then you could add additional grafts or begin to extract the most visible larger grafts selectively. A repair procedure by itself as the initial procedure is probably an unnecessary expense unless you simply cannot stand the larger grafts and want to get rid of them.

certainly this initial procedure can be done by strip in our office or by hasson and wong. i feel the scar issue is the largest hurdle. if you elect to remove this very wide scar, you will probably wind up with a scar that is at best only 50% better than the existing scar or the same size and you will be more limited in how many grafts can be obtained at the time the scar is removed. if you make a new incision line, you will have a new scar, but the number of grafts will be higer.

you could alternatively remove hair from the sides of the scalp and get a good yield, but this too will create a new scar that will need to be contended with. i think the main thing you must consider is what you want to do regarding a scar.

thanks for you interest. hope this helps. about 1200 to 1800 grafts should be adequate. 2000 grafts are possible, but i feel this would be over kill.

Anonymous

by Anonymous » Wed May 05, 2004 10:39 pm

Thank you for your reply Dr. Cole.

How many FIT grafts do you think you would be necessary to place in my scar to camoflage it? Also how many grafts to my hairline do you think would make a more natural hairline?

I enclose a better photo of my hairline.

thank you,
Rob Gordon
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by drcole » Wed May 05, 2004 10:40 pm

i will be making another trip to london for a seminar in the near future.

i suspect you would need to come to London. my trips to cyprus are not all that frequent, but i suppose i could work you in there.


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