Revision Surgery Day 0 – Day 180
Hair Transplant Revision
This surgery is partly clinical skill and partly art form. We have been seeing a lot of patients coming to our clinic for revision surgery, person who is not happy with past hair transplant is willing to undergo second trial.
We need to understand from patient’s point of view when we treat. Already apart from physical appearance person is more drained mentally and then in order to improve the look or maintain certain social status they undergo such treatments. When the move backfire to look good they become more desperate and try to judge entire field of “Hair Transplant “. We deal with such cases time and again.
We are sharing the middle aged man who had underwent hair transplant surgery 1 year back. He was not happy with the way hairline was exaggeratedly pushed forward plus temple triangle was also coming closer to eyebrows. We have also noticed the crown area baldness was not treated.
We had few challenges
- Perform extraction of the hairline grafts and create nice and natural looking hairline
- Fill the crown area baldness
- Avoid scarring of hairline area while doing extraction ( we used later to combat this issue )
- Scalp Donor area was exhausted so we have to limit our grafts traction from back of the head area
We are sharing 6 months transformation result
Age of patient: 47
Grade of baldness: 6
Previous type of surgery: FUE
Grafts implanted: Patient was informed about 4000 grafts in previous surgery
Challenge in revision surgery: Because of previous surgery, donor area is limited plus scarring of the area makes more difficult when it comes to graft harvesting (extraction)
Revision surgery grafts: 4230. We could successfully implant these many grafts.
Duration: Result is shown after 5 months of second surgery however final result is expected around 8-10 months
Challenge: You can see how badly the hairline was given at the same time density was also next to nil.
Procedure: We used 4600 grafts in surgery out of which 800 grafts were fro beard and we covered his grads 6 baldness. One can look even amount of damage done during first surgery , roughly 500-600 grafts were implanted and they might have damaged more than 2500 grafts. So that loss is irreversible. Choosing a right clinic is very important.
Results: We gave uniformly high density and you can appreciate difference in 7 days