Wed 10 Oct 2012
Hair Transplant Repair: Revising Old Hair Plugs through State of the Art Follicular Unit Hair TransplantationCategory: Complications , FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) , General Hair Loss Topics , Hair Density , Hair Loss Blog , Hair Restoration Physicians , Hair Transplant Repair , Hair Transplant Surgery , Post Operative Concerns
This patient had undergone multiple hair transplants (including an unsuccessful repair attempt) prior to consulting with recommended hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Carlos K. Wesley. Below, Dr. Wesley describes his approach for this patient.
Our focus was to reduce the donor scar and soften the “pluggy” looking hairline from his prior transplants. Because of his concern from his prior surgeries, we took this case with a “stepwise” approach. On the first session, the left donor was harvested for the right hairline. On the second, the right donor for the left hairline. The donor received a double-layered closure, then reinforcement sutures once the initial set was removed at 14 days, as well as frequent follow-up direct corticosteroid administration into the donor scar to ensure that the scar would not spread once the sutures were removed. Needless to say, we got to know each other very well during this process!