Hello dr Rassman
How exactly do you figure out the laxity of the scalp and the residual donor area capacities if somebody went through strip procedures in the past? Is there a “measurement” possible or is it only by touching and feeling?
There are two tools that I use on occasion, one in the office and the other in the operating room. We call it a Laxometer which we invented and just submitted for publication in the Hair Transplant Forum. Experienced surgeons know how to test and quantify scalp laxity at examination and good surgeons develop a ‘feel’ for it. You can see the video on scalp exercises and estimate the up and down movement. One half inch is average, more is better, less is tight.