When considering hair transplantation, one must consider the varying philosophies and techniques between hair restoration physicians. Some hair transplant surgeons seem to prefer smaller hair transplant sessions of follicular unit hair transplantation and prefer to accomplish a patient’s hair restoration goals over multiple sessions for those with extensive balding. I know those who typically believe in smaller hair transplant sessions typically are concerned mostly about minimizing the risk of donor scarring. This is what is typically referred to on our hair restoration forum as the “conservative” approach.
Larger hair transplant megasessions are performed by some hair transplant clinics when appropriate and is typically referred to as the “liberal” approach. Those hair transplant surgeons who perform hair transplant megasessions on a regular basis believe there is no additional risk of scarring assuming the patient has proper scalp elasticity. There is also some debate as to what is considered a hair transplant megasession. Because of many of the recent advancements in hair transplantation, some hair restoration physicians are doing 2500 to 4000 follicular unit grafts in a single hair transplant session on a regular basis. Depending on the hair transplant patient’s hair characteristics, these hair transplant surgeons may even be able to excise 5000+ follicular unit grafts from the donor hair in a single hair transplant procedure. This enables many hair transplant patients to meet their hair restoration goals in fewer sessions than those who are receiving smaller hair transplant sessions.
Hair restoration physicians who are members of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Surgeons perform these hair transplant megasessions on a regular basis when appropriate for the hair transplant patient. Additionally, these Coalition physicians also perform state of the art ultra refined follicular unit hair transplantation. With minimally invasive incisions being made in the bald areas, hair transplant physicians can dense pack transplanted hairs closer together. Additionally, shock loss is minimized and postoperative healing occurs much more quickly.
View real patient hair transplant photos from these hair transplant doctors on our hair restoration forum.
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