PATIENT # 23
Hair Transplant Sessions: 1
Grafts Implanted: 3167
Baldness Class: 3
Surgical Procedure: Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT/Strip)
This man is a fairly typical type III seeking frontal restoration. Over 3,000 grafts were implanted into the frontal and temporal regions. This case exemplifies what we mean by “framing the face”. Simply restoring the frontal hairline results in improvement but the wide forehead that results from failing to restore the temples will lead to a sub-optimal result. We used both lateral and sagital slits.
Most of our patients do not want to shave their heads and expect to be back to work in a week so we like the sagital slits to blend into existing hair. We also try to angle the grafts very acutely forward so the patient has more styling options: downward, to the side, or combed back. If the grafts are too upright, the patient often has to comb the hair back because it won’t lay down. Temporal restoration must be undertaken with care in younger men because further recession behind temporal grafts can be problematic. This patient was in his 30’s and his hair loss had been stabilized with finasteride and minoxidil. The patient was very pleased with the result.