The concept of hair transplant surgeons giving varying estimates on the number of grafts needed to meet a patient’s hair restoration goals has concerned prospective patient members of our hair loss forum for years. Where one surgeon may estimate only 2500 grafts are needed, another may suggest 4000. But how many will a patient need to get a great hair transplant result?
The topic of splitting grafts has been heavily discussed on our patient hair loss forum for a long time. Where most if not all clinics will subdivide larger grafts into singles for hairline reconstruction, which clinics (if any) will cut smaller grafts and split true follicular units? What are the benefits and drawbacks to cutting smaller grafts?
Forum member “Reptile” was told by a doctor he consulted with that no hair transplant clinic can do sessions larger than 4000 grafts unless their splitting true follicular units. View this thread to read others and offer your own input on whether or not what this doctor saying has any validity.