I recieved a transplant of about 3,000 grafts from another doctor about 12 months ago. 720 are 1 hair and 2,140 are 2 and 3 hair grafts. I am 23 years old and I am not very satisfied with the results. Hair is not as thick as I would hope and the scar is wider than promised.
I was looking into doctors that could possible thicken up the front a little bit and try and reduce my scar as much as possible so I can keep my hair shorter. I was seeing what your thoughts would be on this. I am not able to make it into your office very soon but I can forward some pictures for now so you could give me some initial thoughts if possible before a consultation.
Before undergoing a hair transplant surgery, you must fully understand the limitations and have reasonable expectations. The scarring is also highly variable in each individual and there is no way anyone can predict how the scar will turn out with total accuracy. Everyone wants a great outcome and minimal scarring, but you must understand surgery is not an exact science and no matter how great your surgeon is there is always a variability.
You stated that the results are thinner than you expected. The 3000 grafts that you received was spread over your balding area, so if your balding area was large (Norwood Class 4,5 6, or 7) then I might expect thinner results than if your balding pattern was a Class 3 or less. Also, the thickness of the hair shafts (fine vs coarse hair) will reflect the fullness that you received. The growth of the transplants (100% or 50% growth) may play a role as well. If I was able to see you, I would have an appreciation of these factors and then give you an opinion.
You can always email us or call us at (800) NEW-HAIR to set up a phone consultation. We usually request photos in advance and you can arrange a time to speak to one of the physicians to facilitate the consultation.