Hair Transplants: Fixing Misaligned Follicular Unit Grafts?
This question, from a member of our Hair Loss Social Community and Discussion Forums, was answered by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. William Lindsey:
What do you do when a hair transplant results in mismatched angles in your hairline that clump and point different directions? Can you take them out and replant or do you build around? Any ideas?
My general thoughts are, unless the hairs are really misaligned so that you can’t cover them with hairspray, mousse, etc., that we simply pack hair around the previously placed hairs in a second hair restoration surgery. You paid for them already and they are growing, so be very cautious before you dig up follicular unit grafts and replant them. Some won’t survive.
It’s all just like moving a little fragile tree (singles up front) or a bigger tree (doubles /triples behind). I’d think carefully before proceeding.
Good luck to you either way.
Dr. William Lindsey – McLean, VA
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