This was an interesting case where the patient had undergone three hair transplant procedures before coming to us. One of them was FUT surgery and the other two were FUE surgeries. The major concerns of this patient were, unnatural hairline, poor donor and big gaps just behind the implantation area.
Almost 70% of the cases coming to us are for repair hair transplant surgeries. And every case is unique and poses a different set of challenges for us. Just take a look at the donor area of this patient. He had contacted many clinics before coming to us and most of them denied taking his case.
It was really important to address this patient’s concern. With our years of experience and our compassion for the patient, we had to provide him a solution. We couldn’t run away from the situation. We know that taking such cases is challenging and it also puts our reputation at stake . But we are here to help you guys. We really appreciate the confidence which our patients put in us.
In this case, the scalp’s donor area was completely exhausted because of the previous 3 surgeries. The shape of the hairline was awkward. The density of hair in the frontal area was good as the grafts in the previous surgeries were put here in a small area. In such cases to reshape the hairline, we need to extract the wrongly placed grafts. These grafts were at different angles, kind of randomly distributed and very difficult to extract.
A major concern while doing this is scarring. At the same time when we extract these hair, we have to plant new ones to reshape the hairline. Believe it or not, this is not easy. It needs years of honest hard work, passion, skill, art and a kind of craziness.
For the hairline and temple work, we needed some scalp hair. As you can see, the temples were abruptly ending in his previous surgery and were looking really bad. So it was a big challenge to extract and recreate at the same time. It was quite difficult to extract grafts from the donor area of the scalp but we had to take out some grafts by FUE method from that area.
Fortunately, the patient had good beard growth which we used to our advantage. Some chest hair was also extracted by FUE to add on the density.
We could have done more body hair in this patient to achieve even more density but sometimes budget and time can become a constraint for the patient. The serial pictures show gradual improvement. His hair aesthetics improved a lot. Now it looks very natural and doesn’t look like a transplant.
Had this patient met us earlier before all the three surgeries, how much more beautiful results we could have given to him. When you choose the wrong method or an inexperienced surgeon, it is not only the money which is at stake, it is your priceless, precious & limited donor area which no money can buy.
That is the reason why we emphasise the importance of education and knowledge and that is the exact reason why we make so many educational videos which you will find on our social media platforms.
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