View Full Version : Dr Rahal Patient - 3249 Grafts - 7 Months

09-16-2011, 04:44 PM
This patient (aged 29) approached Dr Rahal with the goal of restoring his hairline to a high density. He returned for a follow-up at 7 months and is extremely pleased with the result, which frames his face perfectly and enables styling options he thought he'd lost forever.

FUT (strip)

3249 grafts.

Graft breakdown:

Singles: 555
Doubles: 1655
Triples: 888
Quads: 151

Total number of hairs: 7133.



Follicle Death Row
09-16-2011, 05:42 PM
Wow. Simply amazing. Ridiculously good result. Dr. Rahal seems to really cater to the young guys and their desire to get their hairline back. I know that's a lot of grafts to put into what is not a fully bald frontal third but I actually agree with Dr. Rahal's philosophy. The frontal third and hairline are what have the most dramatic aesthetic impact. It's what people see when talking to you face to face. I don't see why someone should go overly conservative. If there's less donor to use for the crown so be it. I'd much rather have a nice dense face framing hairline and good midscalp with a thin crown than a receded average denisty high hairline where density is pretty decent in the crown. With the crown it's out of sight out of mind. :D

Even after stripping out, 8000-9000, it might be possible to chuck another 1000-1500 into the crown by FUE if it's required. The way I see it is, worst case scenario, he could still have another 3000 for the mid scalp and another 2500 for the crown by strip. Then another 1000-1500 by FUE into the crown if required.

I think with HT it's about balance. Don't just live for today but also don't neglect tomorrow.

09-18-2011, 05:46 AM
The hairline does seem to take priority with most patients, including those who are undergoing their first procedure at a higher Norwood stage and already needing to make those decisions over balance.