Sat 11 May 2013
I know that this will sound funny, and it is not a complaint, but it seems like the hair on top is much thicker than my hair on the side. I have been told I have good hair transplant donor hair, but the area that I see scalp when I part my donor region is much larger than, say, if I were to part my hair down the middle. Does this make sense?
My donor part may look like it is a half an inch wide or more, and my hair parted down the center may only be a quarter on an inch. I will see my hair restoration physician sometime this summer and talk to him about it but, until then, I was wondering if this is normal at all. It just seems like my donor is thinner than my non donor, or I could be OCD and over analyzing things? Any thoughts?
I’d guess that in 40% of the follicular unit transplant (FUT) strip cases we do that the hair is noticeably thinner on one or both of the sides than in the middle or up higher on the head. Then throw in a guy with salt and pepper hair and it can really get dicey as to how many grafts you’ll get from a typical strip.