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Hair Transplant Surgeon:
Dr. Alan Feller
Hair restoration surgery before and after result photographs
Hair Transplant Sessions: 2
Grafts Implanted: 2400
Baldness Class: 2
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT/Strip)
Usually I have Tara post a megasession case because they generate the most interest. However for this months presentation I am going to post a patient in whom we did two relatively small procedures. The reason for this is that this patient represents many people who are not extensively bald but are still proper candidates for an HT IF it is planned and performed properly.
We actually did two procedures on him. The first was in March 2013 to re-establish the hairline and thicken the front with 1,300 grafts. This worked and he was happy. But as SO OFTEN happens, he wanted to lower his hairline. Since the area he wanted to lower it into was appropriate we did a second procedure December 2014 of only 1,100 or so grafts.
Of interest is that he was extremely concerned by the 7th month that the second surgery wasn't growing in well. He posted photos on this site that confirmed that. To me, it looked like not only did the second round of grafts not grow well, but that the first round of grafts and native hair were miniaturizing. Not good. But, as it turned out, he had been on minoxidil for years and had to stop it temporarily after his second procedure. Because a few months later his hair was thick everywhere again. Both transplanted areas and the native areas. This can be seen in the after photos.
I suspect that he had minoxdil withdrawal, which was a rapid falling out in response the stopping the medication. But once restarted his hair returned. I believe it might have returned anyway once it got used to the minoxidil not being there.
Here are his photos.
Dr. Alan Feller
Feller and Bloxham, PC
Great Neck, NY
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Hair restoration surgery using 2400 grafts shown from the front, viewing before and after photos.
Hair restoration surgery using 2400 grafts viewed from the top, displaying before and after images.
Hair restoration surgery with 2400 grafts displayed from the left, viewing before and after pictures.
Hair transplant surgery with 2400 grafts shown from the right, viewing before and after photos.