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Feller and Bloxham Hair Transplantation

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Name: Dr. Blake Bloxham


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Hair Restoration Services offered:
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Modified Follicular Unit Extraction (mFUE)
Scar Repair



Contact

address

Address:

287 Northern Blvd, Suite 200
Great Neck
New York
11021


Phone

Phone:

516-487-3797

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Dr. Blake Bloxham performs state of the art hair transplant surgery alongside Coalition member Dr. Alan Feller in New York

Why Dr. Bloxham is recommended.

Dr. Blake Bloxham (who many on our hair restoration forum are used to calling Blake or "Future-HT-Doc") used to work for this community as an editorial assistant and forum co-moderator and possesses a long history of providing insightful, supportive and educational posts on our hair restoration forum and our Hair Loss Q&A Blog.  But his real passion always lied in becoming a top notch hair transplant surgeon and being recommended on the Hair Transplant Network.  He now works side by side with Coalition member Dr. Alan Feller and has almost 3 years of experience performing exclusive hair transplant surgery, including his residency.

Dr. Bloxham's hair transplant philosophy and technique mirrors Dr. Alan Feller's, who has a long, proven track record of providing realistic, state of the art hair transplant surgery exclusively at his clinic.

Dr. Bloxham performs surgery on only one or two patients per day and has the skill and staff to perform large, densely packed sessions of ultra refined follicular unit hair transplant surgery exceeding 3000 grafts when appropriate for the patient. Dr. Blake Bloxham performs exclusive hair transplant surgery including FUT, FUE and a hybrid FUE procedure referred to as mFUE (a procedure that minimizes both transection and scarring). He also performs repair procedures including scar reduction surgery.

Dr. Bloxham uses all the latest techniques and does all the initial consultations himself and typically operates on only 1 or 2 patients per day. Dr. Bloxham has quickly garnered Dr. Feller's respect and approval and members of our hair restoration forum community have provided overwhelmingly positive feedback on Dr. Bloxham's posts featuring his results.

When Dr. Bloxham was an editorial assistant and forum co-moderator, he believed everybody was a candidate for follicular unit extraction (FUE) and that this would be his future. But practically speaking now that he's seen and performed a number of FUE procedures, his view is much more modest.  Dr. Bloxham still believes that everyone should be performing FUE in conjunction with FUT/strip.  But he no longer feels that everyone is a candidate for FUE.

Dr. Blake Bloxham possesses a bachelor's of science in biology and pre-medical studies from the University of California and went to medical school at Andrew Taylor Still University.  His post-graduate training was performed at Geisinger Medical Center.

Dr. Bloxham is a member of The ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery), the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and is a member of the Sigma Phi medical honors society.  He performed his fellowship at and is now a Partner and the Medical/Surgical director of hair transplant surgery at Feller & Bloxham Medical.

Dr. Blake Bloxham, his hair transplant technique, and patient results were carefully reviewed by our patient based online hair loss community. To view the highlights of this review, click here.

To learn more about Dr. Blake Bloxham, visit their hair transplant website at www.fellermedical.com.

hair transplant photos and results

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Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3200
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2000
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 750
Baldness Class: NA
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1800
Baldness Class: 6
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2200
Baldness Class: 2A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1500
Repair Work
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3300
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 4000
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 2000
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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2,000 Graft "Frontal Band" HT / Feller & Bloxham / Dr. Bloxham (NY)

I've discussed the importance of the "frontal band" procedure in a few videos before, but I wanted to share a case where I feel it really was the "right move" for a patient. 


This patient originally contacted me about putting "a few hundred" grafts via FUE into his hairline. I examined photos he attached and disagreed with the approach. While this may have been a viable option for an older guy with stable and minimal recession, doing these little "fill" procedures in younger guys with unstable frontal zones and future loss isn't usually the best move. 

So I advised him to instead consider building a solid foundation with a larger, dense pack, "frontal band" FUT procedure. He thought it over and decided to go with the plan. 

I designed a new hairline -- that will look as natural in his 60s and 70s as it will in his 30s -- and outlined the frontal band region behind it. I then densely filled the area with 2,000 grafts via the FUT technique. 

8 months later, the patient contacted me thrilled with the results! He was very pleased we went with the more strategic and "long term" plan, and sent in the following photographs. 

Please see the video (which contains more pictures, explanations, and an immediate post-op video) and comparison pictures below. I've also attached the 8 month shots sent in by the patient (in case anyone wants to look at it blown up). All "after" images are sent in by the patient and have been left completely unaltered. 

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 2000 Grafts FUT/Strip | Transplant

4,000 Graft Hair Transplant / Feller & Bloxham / Dr. Blake Bloxham (NY)

We have the privilege of working on a lot of patients from the U.K. And while it is tough for them to get back into the clinic for follow-up, they are usually great with sending in picture "updates" as their results mature. 


This U.K. patient with advanced hair loss (essentially a diffuse NW VI) came to our clinic for one of our "As Much As Possible" or "AMAP" FUT megasession procedures. We discussed his goals and decided to rebuild a frontal hairline (leaving his current parietal fringe/temporal recession for now) and fill as much thinning scalp behind the hairline as possible. 

I was able to extract nearly 4,000 grafts via the FUT technique, and used them to knock out a lot of his hair loss. 

8 month later he excitedly sent me the following "selfies" to show his progress and express how pleased he was with the transformation! And I was as well! 

Truly a great guy, and I'm very pleased to have helped him out. 

Each image he sent (3) is shared here untouched. He's going to have someone else take photos at 12 months, so I'll update with more of the "cardinal angles" (IE a top down) at that time. The full after images are also attached below so they can be expanded and reviewed.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3A | 4000 Grafts FUT/Strip | Transplant

3,300 Graft Hair Transplant / Feller & Bloxham / Dr. Blake Bloxham (NY)

This is a young patient who came to us to treat his aggressive hair loss. Dr Feller and Dr Bloxham decided a large FUT surgery was the most appropriate for him because of his age and where he needed the transplants done. 


His surgery with Dr Bloxham went smoothly, and 6 months later he came back to the clinic for a check-up and the doctors were very happy with how he looked. So they took videos and pictures, and wanted to share them here. 

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 3300 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

3,200 Graft Hair Transplant / Feller & Bloxham Medical / Dr. Bloxham (NY)

Dr. Feller asked me to upload this case. It's a 3,200 graft transplant performed by Dr. Bloxham at Feller & Bloxham Medical. The patient is a "diffuse thinner." And he is only 6 months post-op in the pictures. He stopped by unexpectedly the other day because he was in the area for business. The doctors thought he looked great and wanted to share. 

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | 3200 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

2,000 Graft Hairline Case / Feller & Bloxham / Dr. Blake Bloxham (NY)

Last week, I discussed the importance of individual planning when it comes to hairline transplantation. I touched upon how things like a patients age, likely progression of hair loss, adherence to preventive medications, and current level of hair loss all come into play. 


I then shared a case where I performed a 2,200 graft hairline (and frontal scalp) transplant on a young patient with a fairly significant amount of loss in the front, a hesitation towards certain medications, and a fairly high likelihood of future loss. In that patient, I took all of this into consideration and designed a more conservative, feathered hairline plan that would serve him well in the long-term and put us in a good position for future surgery. I'll put a link up at the end. 

So today I wanted to share another hairline case that again utilized an individual and unique approach, but is very much the opposite of the first patient. Based on this patient's age, family history/physical exam, adherence to medications (which he was on long before surgery), and facial shape/hair type, I designed a more aggressive approach. I utilized around the same number of grafts -- 2,000 -- and did a dense pack hairline rebuild. 

Below are images sent in by the patient (and left completely untouched) at the 12 month mark. They are included with some "befores" and intra-operative shots for comparison. 

This can be compared with the other case to show how hairline transplantation must be individualized. No two patients are the same and there is no "one size fits all" approach. Many factors must be taken into account, but it usually results in happy patients if everything is closely analyzed and a well-strategized plan is executed. 

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 2000 Grafts FUT/Strip | Transplant

Crown (Vertex) Transplant / 12 months post-op / Dr. Bloxham, Feller & Bloxham (NY)

Crowns can be tricky. There is a reason why they are often referred to as the "black hole of grafts" online. The large surface area requiring coverage and the twists and turns of the "whorl" pattern call for a lot of grafts. On top of this, they notoriously thin in a circular spreading pattern that is tough to keep up with. 


However, they are also very often a crucial area for hair transplant patients. Although I do believe the frontal/midscalp regions are more cosmetically significant, many patients don't feel like their transformation is "complete" without crown work; or they can't stand thinking that they still have a "bald spot like my father/grandfather" back there. 

So crown HTs are important. They must be planned thoroughly and lifetime grafts must always be kept in mind, but important nonetheless. 

The patient in this video is a good example of what crown patients should expect. He underwent 3,300 grafts total over two passes (the first to address the upper crown, and the second to address the whorl pattern and the lower crown after he had further receded) and now has a very full and natural crown. 

Here is his "comb-through" video. Tried to be as transparent and thorough as I could here, because expectations are important! 

Male | Caucasion | 3300 Grafts in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

1,500 Graft "Hair Plugs" Repair - Feller & Bloxham / Dr. Blake Bloxham

Wanted to share a different type of case today. And one that I think the community with find interesting. 


The patient in the video -- Bob -- had a series of "old school" "hair plugs" done at a clinic in the late 80s/early 90s. Like many of these plug patients, he continued to aggressively lose hair and ended up with an unnatural island of plugs on the top of his scalp. 

He visited several clinics over the years and was basically told his donor was too damaged (he stuck with it and had more plug sessions than the average patient) and he was out of options. He came to see us not expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised when we thought he could be repaired. 

So I removed as much tissue as safely possible via the FUT technique from the donor and ended up with 1,500 grafts. Although there was a lot of areas requiring attention, I decided on naturalizing the hairline and filling the alleys that had opened up on the sides. It was a very challenging case all around, and I was eager and anxious to see how he progressed! 

He came back 8 months later and was a new man! He was very happy and actually asked to do a YouTube video with us to try and reach others who may be in the same situation. 

Give the video a watch. It goes through the case and also gives a little background about "plugs" and how we deal with these cases. 

Hope you enjoy! And let's all be grateful that we've moved beyond the "hair plug" days! 

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Repair

2,200 Graft Hairline & Frontal Transplant / Feller & Bloxham / Dr. Bloxham

Patients are unique. Each has a different level of hair loss, a slightly different hair loss pattern, a different likelihood of future loss, different hair type, and a unique head shape. 


Therefore, each patient requires a unique transplant plan. Especially in the hairline region. There is no "one size fits all" approach, and what works great for one patient may not be the right approach for another. 

So I wanted to share an example of this type of in-depth planning: 

The patient is a gentleman in his 20s who was embarking on a new phase in his career. And, understandably so, he wanted to get his hair fixed before starting his new gig. He suffered from frontal (including hairline) and slight mid-scalp hair loss. He previously covered it up with a forward "comb over" and even dyed it blonde (on the advice of a hair stylist) to try and camouflage the loss (and you'll notice this in the "before" pictures).

I saw him for a consultation and we agreed that hair transplantation was likely his best option in this instance. But based on his age, head shape, views on preventive medications, hair type, and family history, I explained that he should seek a more conservative and feathered approach in the hairline. This would allow for a full but also soft and natural frontal transition, and also look natural if he thinned behind where we worked. We also made donor management a priority, and ensured he had plenty "left in the bank" for future procedures. 

I ended up doing a 2,200 grafts transplant. He returned a little over 11 months later, and the plan worked! 


Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 2200 Grafts FUT/Strip | Transplant

Like Getting Blood from a Stone" | Dr. Blake Bloxham |1,800 Graft HT

One of my favorite "Feller-isms" -- and there are many to chose from -- is the phrase: "like getting blood from a stone." For those unfamiliar with this saying, it basically refers to the idea of trying to get "something from nothing" or extracting from a tough source that does not want to give. Like trying to get blood or water from a stone! 


In the hair transplant field, it refers to the challenge of obtaining a good quantity of quality grafts from a stubborn or barren donor. And unfortunately, it often happens in patients with a large demand (bald area) and this poor donor supply. 

And that's precisely the situation this patient found himself in. He's a man in his mid-50s with a NW VI hair loss pattern. At first glance, his donor looked pretty good; something that could sustain a large session to tackle his aggressive pattern. 

On closer inspection, however, his density was well below average as was his laxity. Sometimes these patients are good candidates for an FUE approach, but he came to us seeking an FUT megasession and I also didn't think he was the best FUE candidate all around. 

So I decided to steal out as much as I could via FUT. I explained the difficultly of the donor to him, and warned him that graft number would not be great. He was hoping for one of the big 4,000+ graft cases, but I told him he would likely be less than 2,000. I also told him the key in these "blood from a stone" cases is strategy. When used properly to maximize the cosmetic benefit, a small graft number can go a long way. 

I was able to obtain 1,800 grafts (with a large strip that would normally provide me with 3,500 or 4,000 in a better density patient); I used these to reestablish his hairline, densely fill the frontal band, and taper the density in the mid-scalp. 

He returned 10 months later, and was very pleased with the result! Huge benefit from a smaller graft number. 

Male | Non-Caucasion | Class: 6 | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Temple Point Hair Transplant: Sometimes, Always, or Never? Feller & Bloxham, NY

Recently, “temple point” hair transplants have been discussed heavily on the forums. This isn’t a new topic, but it is usually a somewhat passionate and opinioned one. I’ve always had my own thoughts on the issue of restoring the temple points or “temporal triangles,” but didn’t participate in the recent discussions. 


At the same time, I had a patient send me an update of his own 7 month temple point hair transplant results, and thought it would be an interesting opportunity to share the case and discuss the issue a bit. 

The patient is a man in his 40s who underwent a number of hair transplant procedures at other clinics in the past. These were focused on the frontal-third and mid-scalp, and they worked well. But despite the coverage on the top, he continued receding and ended up thinning in the temple regions. And although he was covered well with the transplants, he wanted a more youthful framing to his face and didn’t feel like his transplant journey was “complete” without more defined temples. 

Male | Caucasion | 750 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

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Locations

Feller and Bloxham Hair Transplantation

Surgical Facility

287 Northern Blvd, Suite 200
Great Neck, 11021
New York
516-487-3797