A plug redistribution is where unnatural, large grafts are removed from the scalp. These grafts are then trimmed to a more natural size (1, 2, or 3 hairs) and placed into the scalp. Larger grafts can be removed from the hairline, split into single hairs, and then replaced into the hairline in a more natural configuration. Some people who have had plug surgeries to the frontal third would now like to have the bald look. This is also possible with plug redistribution. Sometimes a patient would like to remove plugs and replace them back into the donor scars. The bottom line is that if you don't like your large grafts, you DO have the option to move them.
It is important in these types of surgeries that you work closely with your clinic to clarify expectations and possible risks. Some smaller repairs can be done in one surgery, but it may take more than one surgery to achieve the results you want depending on your specific situation.
Here is an example of a plug redistribution. There is still some pinkness to the area, but will improve as healing continues. The black dots are markers for the camera to have something to focus on. It's difficult to take a focused picture of an area without contrast. The change in his appearance has been amazing so far. Expect updates in the future.
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