Hi Dr. Rassman,
Can someone who is completely bald (everywhere, except the very back and sides) have a full head of hair like that of a teenager by the triple-flap procedure?
Is there any procedure or combined procedures to give a completely bald person that final result?
There was an article in the news last week about this very procedure, which I am assuming is what prompted your inquiry.
The triple-flap is a corrective procedure, generally used to repair patients where slot deformities were created by scalp reduction scars (surgeries that tried to remove the bald spot). This article seems to be misleading, because it does seem to make clear enough that the triple-flap procedure should only be used to repair deformities of the scalp. If there are defects in the scalp that are not the results of multiple scalp reduction surgeries (like a burn), then many of these people need balloon expanders to shift large areas of the scalp. In any event, this is a very specialized field and something that I can not comment without examining you. Please send me photos (you may cover your face) and I will evaluate what you are talking about.