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7months Update-Dr. Ron Shapiro

janna

janna

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2792 Grafts/5537 Hairs - 7 Months Result - Ron Shapiro, MD


We try to present various ht surgeries and results with different degrees of hair loss. With any type of case, there are individual goals and expectations for consideration. While some patient may desire a low hair line or thickening in the front half, others want coverage all over. You weigh your options carefully. This particular patient wanted "some" coverage throughout. He has realistic expectations and goals in regard to keeping the hairline where it was and just rebuilding the foundation and not lowering it much. His current updates are at 7 months post op.















Immediate Post Op Pics to show graft placement
















 
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Hi Janna,

Awesome result,any idea what the area covered was? looks like he's got full coverage from less than 3k grafts,amazing result! How short on average would you say your patients can cut there donor without the scar showing?also how many HAIRS are needed per CM to give good coverage in natural daylight.

Cheers

SP
 
janna

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Thanks SP, appreciate it.

Most patients can cut their hair as short as 1/2 inch (about 2cm) in length to cover the sutures/staples. In regards to how many hairs for coverage, I deal mainly in grafts per cm2. It will also vary depending on each person's hair characteristics but we 've seen consistently 25-30 grafts for cm2 will cover the scalp enough to produce decent density. IMO, the natural light is not as harsh on showing scalp as much as flash in the top down shots.
 
NotGoing2GoBald

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Nice transformation. Now he has a hair line to frame his face and no more bald shiny spots on top...very nice!
 
lost_youth

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janna wrote:
Most patients can cut their hair as short as 1/2 inch (about 2cm) in length to cover the sutures/staples.
Just to clarify, 1 inch = 2.54cm, so a 1/2 inch is only about 1.25cm.
Pretty short :)
 
janna

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I was using my fingers to convert the measurements - didn't do the actual conversion...lol. Sorry. I would lean more to the 2 cm length than 1.25cm length.

We've missed you LY. Good to see you back.
 
lost_youth

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I'm an engineer, so I probably have an unhealthy fixation on units of measurement.

I've been lurking around now and then - just been quiet :)

Nice job on this guy by the way - how many grafts did he get in the front/back??