View Full Version : Dr. Steven Gabel Portland/Seattle FUE 1609 Grafts

Steven Gabel, MD
02-15-2013, 10:17 AM
This 56-year-old patient two years ago desired to have his frontal hairline and forelock restored. His goals were very realistic in that he wanted to frame his face, and to have it appear natural. He wanted a hairline that was augmented, but age appropriate. He was also in situations when he had to shave the back of his head, and still is.

In discussing the options, I felt he was a perfect candidate for FUE. He understood that FUE is not a scarless procedure despite what is falsely advertised on the internet and TV, or what is read in highly deceptive airline magazine advertisements - it does leave hypopigmented areas at the graft extraction site, otherwise known as a scar; however, if the person wants to cut his hair down to only a few millimeters, then this is a viable option to cover the scars, but it does not eliminate them. I explain this in detail to every patient when discussing FUE. The preoperative photos show the proposed frontal hairline that he desired.

The photos show the results after 1609 grafts were placed into the frontal hairline and frontal scalp utilizing the FUE technique. I also have a video that Im working on which will be added to this post in the near future which shows the extraction sites.

When performing FUE, I personally do all the FUE extractions on my patients. Since 2011, I use much stronger loop magnification to visualize the follicles for a more exact extraction process. Once the grafts are extracted, they are carefully examined under the microscope for any signs transection or visualized damage to the grafts. If any damage has occurred, they are rejected. This patient is extremely happy with the results as it accomplished his goals.

02-19-2013, 12:27 AM
A superb result for so few grafts :cool:

Steven Gabel, MD
02-24-2013, 02:15 PM
Here is the video I made of this patient that shows a comb through the transplanted hair and the donor area 2 years after surgery.

Dr. Gabel Patient (Portland,Oregon) - FUE: 1609 Grafts (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me63VCKQId8)