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The art of implanting

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Sabine-Prohairclinic

Sabine-Prohairclinic

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The art of implantation

From time to time some patients seem to have the idea that the extraction process during FUE is the most critical phase. I tend to disagree with this believe.

Basically a hair transplant can only be successful if all steps are carried out by highly trained team members. Every step of the transplant has to be successful, otherwise a less than ideal outcome can be predicted. Other important issues are the lighting and instrumentation used. Local anaesthetics must be administered in a correct way in order provide comfort for the patient.

At our institutes we use the lateral slit technique for creating the recipient sites. A tiny blade is matched to the graft size. Although graft size does differ from patient to patient in terms of thickness and length, they are mostly of the same size if they are harvested the same patient.
The blade is matching the graft thickness and the length of the custom blade is adjusted to the length of the graft. A blade holder holds de blade in place and the length of the blade is easily adapted by sliding it deeper or shallower into the blade holder.
In the frontal rows of the hairline smaller slits are used since only single hair grafts are placed in this region.
After the slits are made our team start by placing the patient in a comfortable position which at the same time allows for smooth implantation. We use tiny forceps to place each graft individually. Implanters start out by placing the single hair grafts into the hairline. Reason being that local anaesthetics usually disappears quicker in this area. Implanters try to limit the graft handling during implantation to 2 or 3 touches. The pressure placed on the forceps during the implantation must be minimal in order not to squeeze the grafts to death.
Many unsuccessful hair transplants are likely caused by inexperienced implanters squeezing to graft to death, shearing/crushing grafts because of too many attempts, or letting the grafts dry out (especially crucial during Fue implanting).

Here is an example of our team performing implantation. If the implant area is large enough 3 assistants can work simultaneously, at least until the area get so small that there is no more room for 3. At our clinic we employ 2 left handed and 2 right handed implanters. 1 implanter is assisting the others by cleaning the implantation zone and provide more grafts to the implanters. The 4 th implanter is also a backup in case an implanter becomes sick at the day of the implantation or during the session.
On the video you will see me in the middle placing in the rear sections, Ellen is on my right side, Kristel is placing from the left side (lefties are really a blessing!)
 
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Thanks for that Sabine.

I like to read/learn the techniques clinics use.

Very informative post.

Nice videos too.

Thanks again

bm.