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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
Surgical Procedure: 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 goals.


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Hair restoration procedure before and after results by Steven Gabel, M.D.
Hair transplant surgery using 1609 grafts viewed from the top, displaying before and after photos.

Hair transplantation surgery before and after images by Steven Gabel, M.D.
Hair restoration surgery with 1609 grafts displayed from the left, viewing preoperative and postoperative photographs.

Hair restoration procedure before and after pictures by Steven Gabel, M.D.
Hair restoration surgery with 1609 grafts displayed from the left, viewing before and after pictures.,

Hair transplantation surgery before and after photos by Steven Gabel, M.D.
Hair transplant procedure with 1609 grafts displayed from the right, viewing before and after images.

Hair transplantation surgery before and after pictures by Steven Gabel, M.D.
Hair transplant surgery with 1609 grafts shown from the right, viewing before and after photos.

Hair restoration surgery before and after photos by Steven Gabel, M.D.
Hair transplant session using 1609 grafts displayingcloseup images of the patients hairline two years postoperative.