Dr. Lindsey, I noticed you use sutures over staples. Is that for every hair restoration surgery you do or just revisions and why do you use them?
I will use either sutures or staples to close a hair transplant donor incision. Both are the “same” if put in correctly. I just happen to be better at sewing than stapling. Plus, as I’ve already sutured a deep layer, I’m all warmed up for sewing.
I figure that I’ve put in more than 600,000 sutures vs. about 2000 staples. For me, sewing is easier, faster, and gives better results. In addition, I charge 100.00 more to staple as the stapler costs me more than sutures and, at least in my hands, the result isn’t as good.
William H. Lindsey, MD, FACS
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