Is there donor supply left for FUE after exhausting FUT?
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Donor Reserves After Multiple Surgeries
Although it is not possible and maybe even pointless to try and answer this type of question without doing a live examination, we can make some rough calculations for the donor capacity of above the average patients.
10.000-12.000 life time grafts - assuming the hair per graft average is 2-2,2 - is a good number.
Sometimes, patients have 10.000 and more grafts transplanted via FUSS 8strip surgery) and they still have usable grafts. When this is the case, we usually talk about 1000-2000 or a bit more FUE grafts.
Donor supply for additional procedure
It would be best to answer this question after examining your scalp. While 10,500 is a significant number of grafts, it all depends on the remaining donor density of your scalp, the quality and width of your FUT scar, your scalp laxity and how well your existing hair actually conceals the donor scar. Following three FUT procedures, if you have sufficient density you may be a candidate for an FUE procedure. If you have a widened FUT scar, these harvested grafts can also be placed into the scar.
Other donor options
Hello, Here are some other options for when you run out of donor area grafts. Sometimes it is a good option to get hair from other areas. I personally like recurring to body or facial hair as a filler. Here is an example video of one of the cases I worked with facial hair.