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Hair Transplant Surgeon: Thomas Chung Wai Nakatsui, MD

Hair Transplant Sessions: 1
Grafts Implanted: 2800
Baldness Class: 2
Surgical Procedure: Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT/Strip)

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This is a patient who wanted to restore his crown to a natural appearance. Our goal was to generate moderate density in one transplant that was completely natural for his age and be essentially undetectable as a hair transplant.

As many of you already know, the crown is one area where it is difficult to generate full thickness with one pass in individuals with no preexisting hair as all of the hair swirls away from the centre. There is thus little "shingling effect". Patients with coarse or wavy hair generally appear thicker. Combing long hair carefully so it shingles over can also generate a thicker appearance (which is often seen in some laser restoration after photos).

This patient was actually quite amazed when he saw the pre-operative pictures as he had totally forgotten that he was virtually bald prior to the transplant.

I don't have his graft counts in front of me, but he received over 2800 grafts to the crown. In one of the preop photos, you can see where I had mapped out his hair direction.

Thomas Nakatsui MD FRCPC


Before hair transplant - left view by Thomas Chung Wai Nakatsui, MD
Before hair transplant surgery.

Transplanted hair on the left side by Thomas Chung Wai Nakatsui, MD
After hair transplant surgery.

Before Hair Transplant - right view by Thomas Chung Wai Nakatsui, MD
Before hair transplant surgery.

Back - before hair restoration by Thomas Chung Wai Nakatsui, MD
Before hair transplant surgery.

Back - directly after hair restoration surgery by Thomas Chung Wai Nakatsui, MD
Before hair transplant surgery.

Back - after having hair transplanted by Thomas Chung Wai Nakatsui, MD
After hair transplant surgery.