Is my donor good enough for 4000 Grafts? (Photos)
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On the pictures provided, it appears that your donor hair caliber is above average and the donor density is average. A procedure of 4000 grafts will thin your donor region slightly, but if done well, the appearance of your donor region should not change.
There are only a handful of clinics that have the capacity to achieve 4000 grafts in a single setting so make sure to do adequate research.
To answer your question, you need your donor density measured with an instrument that will give you a real metric. We do this all of the time in our office. If you have a lower than normal donor density, then 4000 FUE grafts could produce a transparent donor area. As the pioneer in FUE, I feel strongly that donor density measurement should always be made prior to doing FUE. I have general problems with your thinning that might make a hair transplant less than satisfactory. Come visit me as you are local to Los Angeles or come to our Open House this Saturday where you can meet me, see a surgery and meet other patients that have had hair transplants. It is in my office from 11-2pm.
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Only by reviewing the photos, it is hard to judge the density of your hair. However, most people who never had a hair transplant can expect to have at least 4000 grafts on their donor areas of scalp. There is a lot to cover between the crown and the front/hairline. I recommend an in person microscopic exam with a good hair transplant doctor to see where you stand along with coming up with a master plan as you are only 30. Only then we can estimate of how much can be removed without depleting the donor area.
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One cannot determine your doctor hair quality or density with photos. This involves an examination in person.
One cannot determine your doctor hair quality or density with photos. This involves an examination in person. Even with great donor hair, 4000 grafts will likely make the back of your head look thinner (depleted).
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