I had surgery with NHI back on 01/24/2002, no problems, then had more grafts placed by a surgeon closer to home about 1 year after. Having been a trauma nurse for 6+ years, I told him to please be very careful around the donor area as there was not much elasticity. Post op had very bad infxn and after 10 days of oral abx I now have very large scars at the donor areas behind both ears and have to wear my hair long to cover these scars.
Since this is already heavily scarred, can anything be done to place hair here?
Yes, I know, I should have just gone back to you to get my second one done. Thanks
You are more than welcome to pay us a visit and we’ll see what we can do. We can address the scar and also transplant into the donor area if that is what is needed. There may be a better solution, but until I examine you, I can not render an opinion. It is interesting to note for the readers of this blog, I have not seen an infection in the donor area for more than 10 years. As you may know, we are an accredited facility through the AAAHC and during the last accreditation process we were told that amongst accredited facilities we were in the top 1% with regard to the incidence of infection. I believe that we are the only accredited hair transplant facility in California and possibly even the entire USA. This accreditation process inflicts the highest standards on its participating facilities and includes many if not most of the hospital-level outpatient surgery facilities in the nation.