View Full Version : Counting the grafts?? Any suggestions?

12-26-2015, 05:20 PM
Hello everyone,
I am on my post op schedule right now and since resting is something I do quite a lot these days , I am getting bored and actually decided to count the grafts taken from donor area and planted on recipient area. ( I took super high resolution pictures of my scalp and all the dots on donor and recipient area can be counted.

I had 4000 fue procedure but I am getting a lesser count. Before I come to a conclusion, that is how I have counted:
1) every small hole in the donor site (back of head) is one graft. Therefore there should be a total of 4000 small holes. Correct?

2) however on the recipient site it's a bit tricky, I am considering every red dot to be one graft. Correct?

I just don't want to sound rude asking the doctor if he really placed 4000 fue, therefore your help is needed here :),

Also is there any other way to confirm that I really got 4000 fue.

Thank you

12-26-2015, 06:15 PM
the only way to know is to tell us who you got the HT through.. if it is a very reputable surgeon, then yes, you probably got at least close to 4000 grafts. If it is some main chain clinic, then who the hell knows.

12-26-2015, 06:26 PM
It's the cole hair clinic in Windsor, Ontario .

If we consider time , how long does it take to extract and plant 4000 grafts?

I realized it was 8 hours extracting and 8 hour transplanting 2000 grafts.

Does that sound about rights?

12-26-2015, 06:38 PM
4,000 grafts
4,000 hairs

4,000 grafts, I think, is alot

12-26-2015, 06:45 PM
It is 4000 grafts and yep that's why it was done over 2 days . 2000 grafts each day.

8 hours extracting and 8 hours planting

12-26-2015, 07:32 PM
It is 4000 grafts and yep that's why it was done over 2 days . 2000 grafts each day.

8 hours extracting and 8 hours planting

16 hours total? that sounds about right to me.. Cole has a good reputation. Don't let your mind freak you out. 4000 GRAFTS, mean just that... 4000 extractions and 4000 recipient sites. It doesn't mean 4000 hairs. 4000 grafts may yield 5-6,000 hairs, or even more, depending on the grafts harvested. You should present to us a breakdown of the grafts. how many 1's, 2's, 3's and 4's.. do you have that?

12-29-2015, 10:33 PM
any pics ??? maybe we can count with u :P

Rashid Rashid, MD, PhD
12-30-2015, 02:28 PM
It would be very tough to tell for sure since not every site means it has a graft and some sites may have several grafts(especially if they are small/single scrawny grafts and in an area needing more density).