View Full Version : 793 FUEs on black male bald patch by Dr. Lindsey McLean VA

Dr. Lindsey
02-21-2012, 07:27 AM
This executive has been coming to see me for several years about a thin patch on his right scalp. I often use the analogy of a “fight” regarding surgery….meaning I want to take a fight that I think that I can win. In the past he still had some hair in this area and I didn’t think we could really win a fight unless he lost more hair…and given his potential genetically to lose more hair, I suggested he conservatively spend his donor hair. Finally he had lost enough that I thought it was worth doing so we agreed to a medium sized FUE case, which would avoid a linear scar (as he keeps his hair quite short) and still preserve hair for the future, as I believe his left side is about 3 years “behind” his right area that we did. Plus he has a thin crown that I don’t believe will be able to be dealt with due to its size, and our goal of keeping donor hair for the front….which may yet go.

Shown are intraop and 1 week pics of 793 FUE’s. He lives an hour away and I expect to see him for a checkup this summer.

You know on one hand, a black FUE is really quite difficult as its like “coring out a cork screw” as compared to a straight haired patient. But on the other, that curly hair covers so well. Both he and I are hoping for a nice change by the holidays.

Dr. Lindsey McLean VA