FUE – BHT by SFET Using Body and Head Hair to fix past Scalp Surgery
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Hair Loss History: In this case, the patient had lost his head donor after multiple antiquated scalp surgeries at other clinics, which left him still very bald with many disfiguring scars. The procedures included multiple scalp reductions, strip and punch hair transplants with the creation of unnatural plugs in the frontal scalp and hairline. He had ridging and pitting from these pluggy transplants. His temples and half of his head was devoid of hair from progression of hair loss as well as the displacement of the area to the vertex by excessive scalp reduction. The crown had been deformed to form a slot with abnormally angled hair fanning out from it. Before seeing me, he underwent a double flap procedure at another clinic to correct for the poorly angled hair in his back. Having run out of traditional head donor hair, he was left with no hair transplant repair option.
Surgery: I carried out the repair using about 15,000 chest, stomach, shoulders hair grafts, 6,000 beard and only about 1000 head hair grafts. The procedure was completed in 3 major sessions at 6 monthly intervals. The result shown at the video was recorded at only 6 months after the last repair session. With yet more improvement to follow in the ensuing 9-12 months, the patient's life is already transformed from the progress made thus far to that of fulfillment and confidence. As the patient states, "I have gotten my smile back."
Lessons: I repair the worst case of bad hair surgical outcomes from prior procedures a patient underwent at other clinics. Some experts have considered this case the most extreme of poor hair surgical outcomes of note today. Many would understandably consider the patient's prior condition as evidence of botched surgeries and even surgical disasters. Hitherto patients in this situation had to settle for ill fitting the use of hairpiece (aka hair replacement, hair piece, wigs, and toupee). These procedures were commonly performed decades ago by clinics of the day when better options for hair restorations were yet to be developed. Disfigurement and scarring resulting from these antiquated techniques have remained a major source of anguish for many affected patients who have had to live secluded lives under hats and creative hairpieces for fear of ridicule. Body hair to head transplantation ( Body hair transplant ) has offered a ray of hope for some of these patients who are often out of options having depleted their traditional head donor supplies. The procedure is commonly called Body Hair Transplantation (BHT). This is an option for severely bald individuals or those that are donor depleted until hair cloning cell based hair multiplication technology becomes available in the future. I use BHT in patients that have a relative or absolute lack of traditional donor sources.
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