This is a patient who recently came in for follow-up a little over one year post
op. He was a young man in his 20s who was concerned about hair loss in the
temples and temple points. This is the type of patient that I am very cautious
with as there is a risk that transplanting these areas can eventually lead to an
unnatural appearance that cannot be fixed.
In this case, this patient was
very concerned with his hair loss. He always wore a hat and avoided situations
where he would have to take his hat off. It was affecting how he lived his life.
He did have a lot of things going for him as there was no family history of
significant hair loss and the rest of his hair was great with good density and
coarseness of the hair throughout the rest of his scalp. After discussing the
potential risks of doing this transplant in detail and after giving this
considerable thought, he decided he wanted to proceed with the procedure.
We performed a transplant of 440 single grafts, 874 double grafts, and
217 big grafts, for a total count of 1531 grafts. He was extremely pleased with
the results and remains comfortable with the risks.