Third hair transplant. Any suggestions? (photos)
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1,500 to 2,500
Two transplants that did not meet expectations
If you had two doctors give you very different opinions, and one sounds too good to be true, it may be just that.
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Poor density after two transplants
It is best to have a thorough evaluation that includes a scalp examination with dermoscopy. What hair transplant procedures did you have? How big were they? Are you male or female, it is difficult to tell from these limited views. Work up to include a scalp biopsy may be needed. You are correct that it is poor density, even for one procedure much less two. Best of luck!
Bernardino A. Arocha, MD
Poor density after two transplants to lower female hairline
The photos show disappointing density after two hair transplants; good hairline density is always desirable, particularly for women (since a thinning look is not acceptable). My concern is that even a third procedure — whatever the number of grafts — may not give you the result you want, and that scarring in the recipient area could be a factor. You could certainly give it a try, but does that mean you'd be looking at a fourth transplant if you still did not have adequate density? Before you use up any more of your donor area, I think a better approach for you might be to see a facial plastic surgeon who could discuss a hairline advancement/forehead reduction procedure with you. I believe I am the first one to submit an answer to your question — it will be interesting to see the opinions and recommendations of other surgeons.
I wish you you the best in resolving this problem.
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