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1674 Gr FUE - Hairline w/Dr. Ron Shapiro

janna

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Hi.

We performed an FUE procedure on a young German patient last week. He is 25 currently with a birthay in November. He had very good donor density with plenty of 3 and 4 hair grafts, which we trimmed many down to 1's and 2's since we worked on the hairline. He seemed very happy to be sitting in the surgery chair...so much so that I had to tease him a few times because he'd sit with a big smile on his face all day. When I took his photo, I asked for the famous smile for the frontal face shot.

Here is his post op shot with the big smile. He is very happy with the hairline design and promised to update us with his progress pictures.



We have a special camera for taking density pictures - here is this patient's central donor region, which measured at approx. 92 hairs per cm2



Our patient sent couple before photos and we took some before photos as well.












Post Op Photos


















 
bullitnut

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Looks amazing, is the camera a new thing as ive never seen one before, sounds very cool amd must be very useful:)
 
Shang

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I think this is where I may be in a couple of years, be interesting to see the final result. Are you sure he is German, its just i've never seen one smile before. :)
 
janna

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TC,

Our comfort level is 800 to 1000 grafts via fue per day. This patient's grafts came out very easily and we extracted 1081 on the first day without any problems. Realistically, we could have finished up the first day but since we booked him in for several days as the patient planned on staying a week in Minnesota, Dr. Ron loved the fact that he could tweak and refine the hairline each day. Once the tumescence settles and the redness subsides from incisions and planting of grafts, he can see between planted grafts more easily so we had the patient come in three consecutive days. The third day we didn't do much but to really refine and search for space between grafts to make sure the patient received just the right amount of grafts for the most natural result. It's one of the things we really like about fue procedure - we have total control and we move at a comfortable pace. We take each step carefully and methodically to ensure we eliminate any unnecessary risks associated with fue procedures. You can see that we trim the extracted grafts down so it's difficult to tell there are planted grafts in the recipient area - except for some redness. With the new blades Dr. Ron uses to make incisions, which are very thin and sharp, the redness/skin seems to heal very quickly.

Shang,

I've heard that about Germans but my encounters with German people while visiting Germany few years back and our past patients, they have a very good sense of humor.

BN, the camera is not new - we're just trying to utilize it more.











 
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AJKV

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Hi Janna,

are the new blades totally different to the old blades? And can you show us a pic of these blades? Do you use these blades for strip sessions too?
 
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Janna....awesome detailed pics and info.....thanks for the presentation, the result should be stellar*
 
janna

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Thanks P!

AJKV,

We've been using the new blades for about 1/2 a year. They are used to make incisons for both fue and strip procedures. If you click the Mediquip Surgical banner at top right on this site - they are the Next recipient site CTS blades. It shows a pic of the single blade but we order the strip version so we can custom cut each blade ourselves to match the size of the grafts.
 
janna

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"They are 0.1mm thin!" ... according to the manufacturer but I do not know the measurement of the prep blades - sorry. I've asked Eli of Mediquip Surgical so I'll pass it along to you when he calls me back.


 
janna

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Hi,

I heard back from Eli.......he says the prep blades are twice as thick at .2mm. Hope this helps.
 
janna

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17 Days Post Op Update

Some shedding of transplanted hairs at this stage. We appreciate the donor pic with very short hair cut.








 
Sparky

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looks like you added a lot more grafts to the left side than the right. When I get my repair done I'm definatly going to ask for it to be as symmetrical as possible. Like my old hairline.
 
janna

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I don't recall more grafts being added to one side over the other except for few grafts that go further back on the left to make up for patient's own hairloss pattern. The end result is pretty symmetrical, imo. These last pics are 17 days post op so some of the transplanted hairs have shed.


 
Sparky

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yeah the amount in each side looks the same, he had more loss in the right side before surgery.
 
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JumpingHair

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Hi Janna,

Did this guy ever come back to you with update pics? His hairline design looks good.

thanks

jh
 
janna

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Hi JH,

I've post the last set up dates this patient sent above. It's been awhile and your inquiry has prompted me to email this patient for updates. Hopefully he'll send updates soon. BTW, I've contacted the UK FUE patient and he responded with a note stating he's seeing growth and is right happy with the progress. He's been away travelling so he'll send pics when he's settled back home. Thanks for your interest.
 
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JumpingHair

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thanks for the quick reply Janna ,it would be great to see an update from this patient. His hairline design looks top notch.

JH
 
janna

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Hi JH,

I've heard back from this patient. He took pics at about 4 1/2 months post op. There isn't much change but when he wrote he felt there are lots of hairs breaking through the skin so he's very optimistic for the next several months. He took very magnified pics of his hairs. Here are two that he sent.
 

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