Hair Transplant Surgeon: Dr. Robert M. Bernstein

Hair Transplant Repair patient of Robert M.Bernstein, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Hair Transplant Sessions: 1
Grafts Implanted: 4717
Baldness Class: 6
Hair Transplant Repair Work
Surgical Procedure: Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT/Strip)

Bernstein Medical - Center for Hair Restoration Patient BIB had three hair transplants in the early 1990s using the old, large punch-graft technique. This resulted is an unnatural, pluggy look that was very bothersome to the patient. In addition, the improper placement of hair and poor growth resulted in inadequate coverage and a significantly depleted donor supply.

The repair strategy was to remove the large grafts, divide them up into individual follicular units of 1-3 hairs each and re-implant them at the frontal hairline (to make it look more natural) and to the top of the scalp (to give it more coverage). The after photo was taken following a series of graft excisions and two follicular unit hair transplant procedures. In total, 339 plugs were removed and 4,714 follicular unit grafts were implanted. These grafts were obtained from both the excised plugs and two donor strips.

  before and after photos
Left: Before Hair Transplant Right: After Two Sessions

 before and after images by Dr. Robert M. Bernstein
Left to Right: Pluggy-look moderately disguised by fluffy hair. Unnatural hairline more obvious with hair pulled back. Detail of old plugs. Pattern of plugs are more visible when hair is cut. Excision and re-implantation of the 100 largest grafts in 1st session. Final results after series of repairs and camouflage procedures.

 before and after photos by Dr. Robert M. Bernstein
Left to Right: Top view showing frontal rim of dense plugs and central thinning. Pattern of plugs seen with hair cut short. Excision and re-implantation of the 100 largest grafts in 1st session. Softer, more natural appearance as a result of the repair.