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Hair Transplant Surgeon: Steven Gabel, M.D.

Hair transplant procedure before and after result photographs

Hair Transplant Sessions: 1
Grafts Implanted: 2195
Baldness Class: 4
Surgical Procedure: Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT/Strip)

This 58 year old male hair restoration patient was concerned about the progressive alopecia of the frontal area and crown regions of his scalp. He described it as a slow loss over the past 2 decades. He noticed that along with the alopecia, that his hair was gradually thinning as well. When he presented at the clinic, he had significant alopecia of the frontal scalp and some alopecia of the crown. His hair was blond mixed with grey, but very thin. Additionally, the density of his donor hair was on the low side.

We discussed his options in detail. He had been on a regimen of minoxidil and shampoos. Although we discussed the role of Finasteride, he was not interested. In terms of a surgical transplant procedure, we discussed the potential outcomes given his lower density of donor hair and and the fine texture of the hair. On the plus side, his hair color/skin contrast difference would give him a more favorable outcome as they were similar. If his hair would be black, the result would be much thinner; however, since his hair color is blond, it was to his advantage in this situation. Given these facts, he understood that the end result would improve his appearance, but he would always have a thinner look given the characteristics of his donor hair.

The photographs presented are 2 years following surgery which show the transplanted hairs filling the frontal and crown areas very well with the rest of the hair on his scalp. Although the density of his donor hair was low, the 2195 grafts were able to fill in the frontal and crown areas sufficiently to give him a natural, fuller appearance which he ultimately desired.


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Front view - Before and after hair transplant surgery
Hair restoration surgery using 2195 grafts shown from the front, viewing before and after pictures.

Top view before and after hair restoration results by Steven Gabel, M.D.
Hair transplant surgery using 2195 grafts viewed from the top, displaying before and after photos.

Hair restoration procedure before and after pictures by Steven Gabel, M.D.
Hair restoration surgery using 2195 grafts viewed from the top / tilt down angle, displaying before and after images.

Hair restoration procedure before and after results by Steven Gabel, M.D.
Hair restoration surgery with 2195 grafts displayed from the left, viewing preoperative and postoperative photographs.

Hair restoration surgery before and after images by Steven Gabel, M.D.
Hair restoration surgery with 2195 grafts displayed from the left oblique angle, viewing before and after pictures.

Before and after hair transplant procedure images by Steven Gabel, M.D.
Hair transplant procedure with 2195 grafts displayed from the right, viewing before and after images.

Hair transplant surgery before and after photos by Steven Gabel, M.D.
Hair transplant surgery with 2195 grafts shown from the right oblique angle, viewing before and after photos.

Hair transplantation surgery before and after photos by Steven Gabel, M.D.
Hair transplant session using 2195 grafts displaying before and after photos, viewed from the back / crown.

Hair transplant surgery before and after images by Steven Gabel, M.D.
Hair restoration surgery with 2195 grafts displaying closeup views of the patients hair line two years postoperative.

Surgical hair transplantation result photographs by Steven Gabel, M.D.
Hair transplant procedure using 2195 grafts displaying closeup views of the patientís residual donor area scar two years postoperative.