Head and Beard Follicles Used for 4500 UGraft Surgery
Head and Beard Follicles Used for 4500 UGraft Surgery – 12 Months Later

Head and Beard Follicles Used for 4500 UGraft Surgery – 12 Months Later

  • 12 Month Patient Update| Beard Hair to Head Transplant
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Head and Beard Follicles Used for 4500 UGraft Surgery – 12 Months Later

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Head and Beard Follicles Used for 4500 UGraft Surgery – 12 Months Later : Dr. U’s patient who received 4500 grafts of head and beard follicles using grafts has now reached the twelve month mark following his body hair to head transplant surgery. His results and photos have been recently released on the clinic’s new blog post.

This patient had undergone a strip hair transplant procedure performed at a different office. However his results fell below his expectations with continued signs of baldness, pluggy strands on top of his head and a visible linear scar. Getting another hair restoration surgery to fix his appearance was challenging with far fewer hair follicles left on his head. However, with the help of Dr. U and the expert extraction of facial hair, he was able to benefit from an abundant donor supply of 4500 grafts. At twelve months following his procedure, he is showing remarkable growth and an exceedingly natural looking appearance.

Repair of Unsatisfactory Hair Restoration Surgery With Beard Follicles

The patient’s strip procedure had produced very minimal yield. His hairline and temples still suffered from recession. Furthermore, the crown area continued to remain bald. And the little growth that did emerge on the top part of his head bore a stereotypical “pluggy” appearance.

As an additional source of concern from his past strip hair surgery procedure, the resulting strip scar was quite noticeable and thus limited the patient’s choice of hair styles.

With an exhausted head donor supply of follicles, fixing these results required another source of grafts besides the scalp. However, this strategy required the help of a hair restoration specialist who is experienced in removing grafts from alternate donor areas.  Therefore, the patient chose Dr. U for his repair surgery.

Head and Beard Follicles Used for 4500 UGraft Surgery – 12 Months Later : The Results

Dr. U developed technology known as UGraft which was engineered for the safe removal of large quantities of different types of hair follicles found throughout the body. As an additional consideration, it also creates uniquely shaped wound cavities to optimize the healing results on highly exposed areas like the face, neck, legs etc. Even after the extraction of thousands of follicles, Dr. U’s patients are able to rest assured that their skin will look normal and not have to worry about noticeable scarring.

For this patient, Dr. U extracted a donor pool of 4500 grafts from the beard areas, the head and the nape.

Although the full extent of hair transplant growth often takes 18 months on average, this patient is showing amazing coverage and a most natural looking appearance at the one year point. Dr. U had also designed a hairline and corresponding temples to frame the patient’s face, helping him look his absolute best. Care was also taken to insert finer nape hairs along the outer edge and create a gradual progression to thicker strands towards the back of the head.

Read more about this patient’s last update at nine months.

Head and Beard Follicles Used for 4500 UGraft Surgery – 12 Months Later

The patient’s expanded donor supply consisting of head, beard and nape hair enabled him to achieve the level of coverage he sought. Additionally, the careful insertion of grafts produced very natural looking growth patterns throughout the scalp, including hairline and temple points which greatly improved the patient’s appearance.

Head and Beard Follicles Used for 4500 UGraft Surgery - 12 Months Later

Beard hair grafts helped to supplement the patient’s coverage throughout his entire scalp, including the top part of his head.

Crown Restoration| Results of Beard Hair to Head Transplant

Crown baldness is no longer a source of concern with renewed coverage in this area.

Strip Scar Repair| Before and After BHT Operation

Concealment of patient’s strip scar shown on the lower right side of the head.

Repair of Strip Scar| Left Side of Patient's Scalp

Coverage of patient’s strip scar shown at 12 months post op.

Advancement of Temples and Hairline|Profile View

Advancement of patient’s temples and hairline shown from the profile.

Head and Beard Follicles Used for 4500 UGraft Surgery – 12 Months Later: Patient’s Before and After Video

Further reading

Adding Hair Density Plus Strip Surgery Scar Repair Using Ugraft – 11,000 Grafts

http://journals.lww.com/annalsplasticsurgery/Abstract/2011/10000/Hair_Transplantation_in_Patients_With_Inadequate.6.aspx

Body hair transplant study results on ASJ

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Dr. Sanusi Umar is certified by the American Board of Dermatology, prior to which he was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He also completed a fellowship training in cosmetic surgery under the direction of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. As a pioneer in hair transplant surgery, he is widely published and recognized in his field.