This is a patient who came in recently for follow-up from a surgery we did 9 years ago. He has been very happy with the results but wants to fill in the crown as that area has continued to bald over the last 9 years. The transplant has held up well over the last 9 years. We used 819 single grafts, 1714 double grafts, and 610 three-hair grafts, for a total count of 3143 grafts into the frontal scalp and mid scalp.
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Norwood stage 3 Vertex
In terms of the receding hairline, stage 3 vertex balding is a less drastic version of stage 3.
However, people experiencing stage 3 vertex balding will also begin losing hair on the crown of their head. This often starts as one small bald spot.