Male patient, 2500 grafts, FUE procedure
In 2019, I had a relatively easy case. An easy case that showcases how a small hair transplant can change a person’s entire look. That, combined with the confidence boost received from a hair transplant, and longer hair made my patient so much happier about himself.
The patient got in touch with us at the Tsilosani Hair Transplantation Institute in 2019. He was looking for a touch-up. His hair had started falling out rapidly and he was feeling too self-conscious to have the haircuts he used to. At 32 years old, his case was looking rather good. During our free consultation, we discussed several options. In the end, we decided that the best way to go would be an FUE hair transplant of 2500 grafts.
The patient was excited to hear that the hair transplant operation would be smaller than anticipated and would not include any large incisions. We scheduled the operation to be had within the month. This gave the patient time to arrange time off for the day of the operation.
FUE 2500 graft hair transplant procedure
FUE operations usually take much longer to complete than FUT hair transplant operations. The preparation of individual grafts, handling, and transplanting takes a long time. In this case, the operation took 6 hours. The first hour of this was spent designing the final look. Once the desired results were achieved, we got started.
The entire thing was done in a single session. While 6 hours might seem a bit tiring, it is rather short for an FUE operation. Many operations may take several sessions over several days. This one only took one, making it easier for the patient. He was also able to participate in the procedure by interacting with the surgeon and the assistants. The feedback also allowed for the final result to be better suited for the patient.
The donor area for the procedure was the back of the head. The final locations of the head were the hairline, front of head, scalp, mid-scalp, and crown. In the end, 110 cm squared were implanted with new grafts. With 2500 grafts being transplanted, with 2.4 hairs per graft, the density in the problematic area was dramatically increased.
Of course, these results were not visible immediately. Several months passed between the two pictures above, but the improvement turned out to be quite dramatic.
The patient was quite pleased in the final consultation. I suggested to him to refrain from the heavy activity for the next two weeks. I also suggested using Finasteride for the coming months in order to encourage growth and preservation. The patient is still very pleased with the results to this day. He has retained a solid hairline and has not had to worry about hair falling out ever since.