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Hair Transplant Surgeon:
Steven Gabel, M.D.
Hair transplantation surgery before and after result photos
Hair Transplant Sessions: 1
Grafts Implanted: 1609
Baldness Class: 2A
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
This 56-year-old patient two years ago desired to have his frontal hairline and
forelock restored. His goals were very realistic in that he wanted to frame his
face, and to have it appear natural. He wanted a hairline that was augmented,
but age appropriate. He was also in situations when he had to shave the back of
his head, and still is.
In discussing the options, I felt he was a
perfect candidate for FUE. He understood that FUE is not a scar less procedure
despite what is falsely advertised on the Internet and TV, or what is read in
highly deceptive airline magazine advertisements - it does leave hypopigmented
areas at the graft extraction site, otherwise known as a scar; however, if the
person wants to cut his hair down to only a few millimeters, then this is a
viable option to cover the scars, but it does not eliminate them. I explain this
in detail to every patient when discussing FUE. The preoperative photos show the
proposed frontal hairline that he desired.
The photos show the results
after 1609 grafts were placed into the frontal hairline and frontal scalp
utilizing the FUE technique. I also have a video that I’m working on which will
be added to this post in the near future which shows the extraction sites.
When performing FUE, I personally do all the FUE extractions on my
patients. Since 2011, I use much stronger loop magnification to visualize the
follicles for a more exact extraction process. Once the grafts are extracted,
they are carefully examined under the microscope for any signs transection or
visualized damage to the grafts. If any damage has occurred, they are rejected.
This patient is extremely happy with the results as it accomplished his
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Hair transplant surgery using 1609 grafts viewed from the top, displaying before and after photos.
Hair restoration surgery with 1609 grafts displayed from the left, viewing preoperative and postoperative photographs.
Hair restoration surgery with 1609 grafts displayed from the left, viewing before and after pictures.,
Hair transplant procedure with 1609 grafts displayed from the right, viewing before and after images.
Hair transplant surgery with 1609 grafts shown from the right, viewing before and after photos.
Hair transplant session using 1609 grafts displayingcloseup images of the patients hairline two years postoperative.