I have a question about dense packing.
I always thought dense packing referred to a higher than “normal” number of grafts placed into a given area of the scalp.
However, I just read this on the glossary section of another surgeon’s site: “Dense packing is a hair transplant procedure in which several hairs (follicular units) are ‘packed’ into a single slit in the scalp.”
Can you please touch on this. His definition seems completely at odds with my current understanding of the term.
Your original understanding is correct. Some surgeons increase the number of hairs per graft by adding single hairs to a two hair graft to make a 3 hair graft. This is not dense packing, but it achieves the same result.