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While highly useful in the hairline region, such 'micrografts' were not always optimal in recreating density behind the hairline.


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Hair Transplant Pros & Cons

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Hair Transplant – Pros & Cons While highly useful in the hairline region, such 'micrografts' were not always optimal in recreating density behind the hairline. So even after multiple sessions, the final outcome of micrograft -only transplanted scalps tended to look thin and rather wispy. Perhaps of even greater concern, the dissection of a donor strip entirely into micrografts risked a significantly reduced conversion yield. Here's why. Let's assume we are starting with two donor strips of hair bearing tissue from two similar patients. Two surgeons are each dissecting a single donor strip, but the first surgeon aims to dissect down into one and two hair micrografts alone, while the second surgeon dissects only enough micrografts to place in the hairline, leaving larger three, four, five and six hair grafts available for placement behind the hairline.

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Hair Transplant – Pros & Cons And since there is a fixed supply of permanent donor hair which may not be sufficient to fill the area of demand, it is intrinsically counterproductive to reduce this limited supply via a technique know to engender relatively poor yield. The problem is solved by the careful use of FUE/micrografts in the recreated hairline and somewhat larger grafts behind the hairline. Refinement is thus achieved at the hairline with appropriate density behind the hairline zone. If either of these factors are missing from the equation the result is a dysaesthetic hair restoration. Either the outcome looks thin and fuzzy (micrografts only) or it looks doll-hair like (large grafts only). So now we can now begin to see why the size and strategic placement of each graft becomes a critically important consideration in hair transplant surgery .

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Hair Transplant – Pros & Cons Several other potential caveats to hair transplant surgery are graft compression, misdirection, miss angulations, mishandled grafts and donor site damage. Graft compression occurs by trying to insert too large of a donor graft into too small of a recipient hole. If the donor graft is not carefully fitted to the recipient hole then the tissue and hair can literally get 'squeezed together'. To see how this works, extend the fingers from your left hand open and wrap the fingers from your right hand around the middle portion of your left hand. Just as your fingers get squeezed closer together, the hairs in a compressed graft end up closer together then they were intended by nature. This tufting lends an odd or unnatural appearance to the hair .

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Hair Transplant – Pros & Cons Misdirected grafts produce hair that ends up growing in a direction contrary to that which was intended. Again, this problem causes a weird, unnatural --- and difficult to style -- head of hair. Misangulation, somewhat similar to misdirection describes a misplaced graft that produces hair at an angle which does not correspond to the way scalp hair is supposed to grow. Again, the result is hair that just doesn't look right no matter how it is combed. Mishandling of grafts usually involves either transecting a follicle (cutting off the root) or desiccating (allowing to dry out) the tissue. Graft mishandling typically occurs primarily in less than experienced surgical hands .

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