Dr. Rassman, I noticed few before/after photos of Asian males. I am an Asian male that has typical Asian hair which sticks straight out. Is this not an ideal hair type for hair transplants? I would assume it would be hard to cover a scar. thanks!
On rare occasions, some Asians with coarse straight hair may have hair that points upward. This is not common, but when it happens, the hair from strip surgery may have to be longer if a scar greater than 3mm is created (~5% risk). Alternative for this, of course, is follicular unit extraction (FUE), where there is no linear scar present.
Most (better than 95%) Asians have results as shown in the referenced posts below and we perform a great number of such surgeries as a matter of routine. It is worth noting that we only post the patients that have signed photo releases, so if there are few Asian patients posted it is because they simply don’t wish to have their photos made public.