FUE surgery: Is this really 2000 grafts? (photos)
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You don't seem to trust your doctor's hair count
Photos and FUE
How many grafts has been transplanted
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Ive converted my practice to small, medium, and large cases. I don't like to discuss graft numbers because it can be arbitrary. For example some clinics take a 4 follicular unit graft and dissect it down to 4 single follicular unit grafts. Now they have 4 grafts instead of 1. This generally decreases the graft survival rate and generally gives patients worse results. But they may have received 3,000 grafts.
I would recommend following up with your doctor and discussing why you were told 2,000 grafts and likely received much less than that. Some doctors on this forum don't like to give a solid answer of yes or now. But in the end, patients are not stupid. You don't need us to tell you that you didn't receive 2,000 grafts. All you have to do is look at your picture and count the number of sites to see that there is far less than 2,000.
You can count the hairs with a high resolution photo yourself. However, even without counting it is probably not 2000 grafts.
I'm not sure if there 2000 grafts or not, but it does look somewhat sparse. You should return to the surgeon and discuss this with them. There may be a reasonable explanation.
If you cannot find trust with your current surgeon, then you need to establish with someone else you can trust to help you prevent further hair loss and manage your condition for the long haul because androgenic alopecia is never cured by surgery.
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