What is the maximum density you plant in your “as much as possible” hair transplant procedures?
I think you’re referring to the maximum graft number I would transplant in an “AMAP” or “as much as possible” procedure? Again, it really depends on the patient. In a strip procedure, it really comes down to how much I can safely extract from the back as a strip. I probably take a little more time than most in the morning figuring out my margins for the strip. The goal, in my mind, is to maximize the yield without compromising the closure. So once I know the maximum dimensions of the strip, the patient’s density determines how much “AMAP” they will really get.
For some, it may be 3,000 or 3,500. For others, it may be up to 5,000 or more. And I know there is some controversy when it comes to cases of this size, but I do believe it is ethical as long as it as done as an FUT — because of my views on FUT and how it preserves the donor.