The following hair transplant repair video was posted to our hair loss forum by Coalition hair restoration physician Dr. William Lindsey: In this video, we discuss the old hair transplant plug technique, why it gave the results it did and then take you through a repair case with 10 month followup showing good but not great improvement, because it takes longer in repair cases to get the results. Fortunately, he came in at more than 6 years out and looks great so we conclude with a short video combing his repair case and discuss the nuances plug repair patients need to know. Dr. William Lindsey —- David Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.
Post Operative Concerns
This question, from a member of our Hair Restoration Social Community and Discussion Forums, was answered by recommended hair transplant surgeon Dr. Blake Bloxham: Four months after my strip hair transplant, I’m struggling to find any hairs that have fallen out. They’re all like 1 inch long now. Maybe they fell out and grew back really fast? I had a lot of shock loss behind the transplanted area and although it’s filling in slightly better now, I’m not sure if that’s because the existing hairs just got longer or if the ones that fell out are actually growing back in. Do some people never recover from shock loss? There is a very small sub-sect of patients (somewhere in the 2% range) who do not shed or experience a post-op telogen (follicular sleeping) phase after hair restoration surgery. I’ve only seen this in one patient, and I’m still not sure. He stopped by the office at 3-4 months and already looked very good. However, I had previously performed 2 procedures on […]
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This hair restoration question was answered by hair loss forum member “ArochaHair”, online representative for Coalition physician Dr. Bernardino Arocha: I sent my pre-op pictures to 3 different hair transplant surgeons in India (2 FUE, 1 Strip using Trichophytic Closure). One says I need 2200 grafts. Another says 3000. Third says 4000. I’m very confused. Also, the strip doctor claims I will have invisible scars (he’s the cheapest of the lot). Can I trust him in his claim? All 3 are recommended and reviewed in this forum. There are no guarantees with follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) or with follicular unit extraction (FUE). None. The first steps you should consider are to look at cases on the websites of these hair restoration physicians and ask yourself if you see similar cases with similar graft estimates that they gave you and if those results are what you would consider to be desirable. Ask them to explain the differences between quotes that you’ve received. Any estimate you’ve been given should be explainable if required. ArochaHair […]