This hair restoration patient came in wanting a transplant into the frontal 1/2-2/3 of the scalp. I recommended that he should receive about 2400-2500 grafts and possibly more if wanted to transplant more posteriorly into the vertex. For a variety of reasons, he wanted to limit the transplant to about 1400-1500 grafts and we decided to spread out the grafts a bit to get more coverage with less grafts. This was done about 2 years ago.
It turned out well and he was happy, although we have recently gone back and done a 2nd transplant into the left temple as he combs his hair from left to right and wanted to reinforce this area. In addition to the left temple, we reinforced his mid scalp and vertex. I will post photos when he returns for follow-up.
I think this transplant shows that slightly lower densities can be suitable for many patients but there will be some patients that realize they want more density.
In his first transplant 2 years ago, he received 336 single grafts, 829 double grafts, and 410 big grafts, for a total of 1575 grafts.