Correction of old pluggy transplant; Dr. Beehner; 3738 grafts
This 47 y/o presented several years ago, having had three previous transplant sessions with the large grafts. He was quite self-conscious about it and wanted the hairline softened up and the bald area in back filled in some. His brother had been a patient of mine before that and referred him to me.
We performed two sessions over that period, totalling 3738 grafts (3070 FU's and 668 DFU's) comprising 9271 hairs. He was recently in for a touchup session to make the hairline a little denser with FU"s and the enclosed "after" photos were taken.
At each session we "cored out" a few of the hairs from many of the very dense plugs near the front edge. In all, we performed 74 of these small "cut-outs." This is called the Lucas Method, in honor of Manfred Lucas, a German hair surgeon now deceased who published about this method. These hairs that are removed from these large plugs are then cut up into small grafts and used elsewhere.
Mike Beehner, M.D.
Michael Beehner, M.D.
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