View Full Version : Dr. Robert M. Bernstein / Must-See Hair "Plug" Repair / Graft Excision & FUT

02-02-2012, 12:31 PM
After an unsuccessful graft removal by an electrologist, we excised Bernstein Medical - Center for Hair Restoration patient LKE (http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/hair-transplant-photos/repairs/patient-lke/)s grafts, divided them into individual follicular units using the dissecting stereo-microscope, and re-implanted the hair just behind the frontal hairline. The repair was followed by three small sessions of follicular unit hair transplants using hair taken from the permanent zone in the back and sides of his scalp.

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Before / After:


Left: Before Hair Transplant
Right: After Hair Transplant Repair

Stages of Repair:

Graft excision with re-implantation step-by-step, followed by the transplantation of additional follicular units harvested from the donor area.

The hair in the large plugs is clipped and then the grafts are excised:


Left: Row of Plugs at Frontal Hairline
Center: Hair in Plugs are Clipped
Right: Plugs Excised Using 2.5 and 3mm Punches

The sites are sutured closed and a new hairline is drawn:


Left: Sites Sutured Closed, Grafts to Edge of Old Hairline
Center: Sutures Ready for Removal
Right: Position of New Hairline, White Scars from Plugs

Follicular unit transplantation is performed using hair from the donor area:


Left: Recipient Sites Covering Scar Areas
Center: After 1st Hair Transplant Session, at 11 Months
Right: After 3rd Hair Transplant Session

Final appearance two years after 3rd session:


After 3rd Hair Transplant Session, at 2 Years

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View this patient's complete photo profile on the Bernstein Medical website: Patient LKE (http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/hair-transplant-photos/repairs/patient-lke/)