View Full Version : Dr. Lindsey 1800 graft female crown periop pics

Dr. Lindsey
08-10-2010, 07:55 AM
This very pleasant lady has thin hair, and very little coverage of her crown. Her donor hair is reasonable in the middle, but its sparse....and along sides (see strip pic) there is very little hair. She heard my fairly blunt discussion about what I thought her limitations were and I sent her home to consider this for a few weeks. She came back in, and we had a number of phone discussions about my relatively conservative plan to augment her crown. While I suggested she may only get a 40% improvement in the crown itself, I do believe that additional hair will allow for more layering coverage of the front and back; and extra hair will help hold onto topical concealers as well.

I'd hoped to get 2500, but felt like as tight as her scalp was despite exercising, that 2000 was more realistic. We only got just over 1800, please view the central versus ends of the strip to see why.

We were able to get pretty nice coverage with 2s and 3s, and a few doubled up ones in the back, placed in slits around her still growing hairs.

She has relatives in the area, and I expect to be able to see her and get updates from time to time.

I think she was a great person to work with so far, and she clearly understood that preop communication and goal agreement, is so important so that both the doctor and patient know what they are shooting for.

Dr. Lindsey McLean VA

Dr. Lindsey
09-07-2010, 07:43 AM
So she stopped in this am, having just flown back to our area from an overseas trip. She has shed about half of what we placed, but has more coverage than I expected. Her scar looks PERFECT, particularly at 4.5 weeks out and in a redish complected fair skinned female.

I'll see her at the holidays for more pics.

Dr. Lindsey McLean VA