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    Default 5485 Grafts! (More than 10,620 Hairs!) Thank You Dr Wong!

    I had my hair transplant surgery with Dr Wong on May 14 and I am one happy man.

    I am a significant Norwood 6 and was praying that Dr Wong would be able to get as many hairs as possible.

    Mike Ferko picked me up at the airport and took me to the Hasson and Wong Clinic. I met Joe, Doug, Dr Hasson, and Dr Wong. All very nice guys and fun to talk to. Dr Wong is more demure and Dr Hasson is more gregarious. I think they are a good counter-balance for each other.

    Joe and Doug both made me feel comfortable when I got there.

    I would like to tell Mike Ferko "THANK YOU" for doing a great job at presenting the facts and asking ME to do my homework before choosing a clinic, and I'm glad I did.

    Mike was alot of fun to hang out with. He is a very outgoing guy, with a fantastic sense of humor, who makes you feel comfortable immediately.


    Dr Wong said I had great donor Density and average laxity except for one side. On my left side he was able to get 2.0 cm strip. In middle and right side he got 1.6 cm strips.


    Before we had a definite graft count Dr Wong went about half way back on the scalp. When we found out he got 5485 grafts he went back farther into the crown, which was a BONUS.





    Dr Wong is such a nice and humble guy you would never know what a pioneer this guy is(The creator of Lateral Slit Incision!).

    It also took Dr Wong almost 2 hours to get my donor completed. Dr Wong uses a SINGLE BLADE to extract the donor site. I urge everyone to educate themselves on what kind of blade a hair tranpslant surgeon uses for the donor extraction.


    Thank You Dr Wong!

    Here are my before, during, and after hair transplant photos:
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    Congratulations man.....The Hasson & Wong guys are phenomenal. No doubt you will be very happy when the hair grows in.

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    5485 in one pass. that should work well man. congrafts. are u planning doing the crown too ?

    btw the last 5 years or so i havent heard anyone not using a single blade scalpel for cutting out the strip.

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    Congratulations for an excellent HT as always done by Dr Wong! Grow well!

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    Work and placement looks great.

    Sure to produce a very good result for you.

    Now just the waiting game which will soon pass.

    Heal and grow well.

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    We checked into our hotel and we have an internet connection. I wanted to make a quick reply.


    Thanks TeeJay, Comb, and BigMac for your nice comments!


    Tsakalos,

    I plan on having at least 1 more surgery. I would like to have crown work done the second surgery and the hairline lowered slightly.


    How dense we make the crown will depend on how many grafts Dr Wong is able to extract.


    There are still Hair Transplant Surgeons using a double blade scalpel.
    That's why I urge everyone to educate themselves before choosing a Hair Transplant Dr.

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    So what exactly are the advantages of using a single blade? And what are the disadvantages of using other types of blades? Don't all IAHRS surgeons use single blades, if that is state of the art?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeJay73 View Post
    So what exactly are the advantages of using a single blade? And what are the disadvantages of using other types of blades? Don't all IAHRS surgeons use single blades, if that is state of the art?

    Not all clinics are using single blade scalpels.


    The #1 advantage to a single blade scalpel is less graft "transection" (Cutting and ruining grafts). Obviously, this allows the hair transplant surgeon to get the maximum amount of donor grafts.

    The disadvantage is it takes more time and a hair transplant surgeon needs to be highly skilled. Dr Wong will actually adjust the size of the donor strip according to the laxity in different areas of the strip. You can't do this with a multi-blade scalpel.



    The benefits of a multi-blade scalpel is it's faster and easier fo the surgeon to close the donor incision.


    The negative of a multi-blade is more transection of grafts occurs, which lowers your graft yield.


    I remember reading that it is estimated that transection rates of 30% occur with mutli-blade scalpels. So for every 1000 grafts 300 of those are lost to transection.

    So if a donor has a potential amount of 3900 grafts you would lose 900 grafts due to transection by a multi-blade scalpel. 900 grafts are alot of grafts to lose!

    For a person, like myself, who needs every dang graft that is a devastating amount of grafts to lose.


    I will do a search for the article, I read this on, and post it for you to read.

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    Looks like a great hair transplant so far. Congratulations!

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    Red,
    Dr. Wong humble? This must be a new gig...kidding..KIDDING! I couldn't agree more. Congratulations. I can't wait to see your progress. Understand the "roller coaster" is real. Beyond month 4, it's gravy. All the Best.
    UNC

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