Author Bio: Dr. Sanusi Umar MD is the author of this article.
This patient from Palos Verdes, Los Angeles came to Dr. U because he was unhappy with the way people kept staring at his hairline. Although he had already undergone 3 past strip surgeries, he was still dissatisfied with his appearance. Choosing FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) over the more conventional and established strip surgery was a step that he had reservations about, initially. But seeing the hairline, temple and overall restoration work of Dr. U convinced him that this was the right choice. Dr. U performed an asymmetrical pluggy hairline repair, corrected the patient’s unnatural looking temples, added greater density to the front and crown. He also further concealed the strip scarring as well. The end transformation of the patient’s appearance was quite astounding.
Dr.UGraft™ Asymmetrical Pluggy Hairline Repair – Before Photos:
This patient felt uncomfortable about how his hairline kept getting stares from other people. It was difficult for him to actually pinpoint what was wrong with it. He decided to discuss this issue with Dr. U who is an expert at designing hairlines, temple points, and recesses to provide the best looking framework for a particular patient’s face. Dr. U pointed out that the patient’s hairline was asymmetrical. Furthermore, the transition from the temples to the hairline was awkward and unnatural in appearance. Others can subconsciously detect these visual flaws. And this causes them to instinctively stare at these issues.
Here are photos of what the patient looked like before his asymmetrical pluggy hairline repair with Dr. U.
How to Fix A Crooked Hairline – Procedure Photos of Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Patient
Dr. U is a well-known expert in Follicular Unit Extraction. This relatively newer hair transplant method uses tiny punches to remove individual follicular unit grafts. On the other hand, the older strip surgery approach uses a scalpel to remove a narrow section of the scalp to serve as the source of hair follicles.
Since the patient already had three previous strip surgeries, he had already exhausted much of his head donor supply. Because Dr. U invented his own specialized FUE device, the Dr.UGraft™, to safely remove any type of hair from the head or body, he is able to harvest and re-purpose beard hair as grafts to expand upon a patient’s available graft count.
Here is a photo which illustrates how Dr. U’s device can follow the course of angled hair found in non-head hair regions without cutting into the graft, compared to regular FUE punches.
This patient’s asymmetrical pluggy hairline repair involved targeting multiple areas. Dr. U removed 4000 grafts of head and beard hair to meet this patient’s coverage goals in the hairline, temples, frontal top, crown, and scarring. 3000 of these consisted of head and nape hair. 1000 grafts were reserved for the scar tissue alone.
This patient’s overall hairline repair procedure with FUE also required revision of the temples. Nape hair, which is also angled and requires specialized extraction devices to be safely removed, was placed along the very outer edges of both the hairline and temple areas. Dr. Umar then recreated the gradual transition from soft to thicker hairs, an important detail needed to produce the most natural-looking hairline restoration results possible.
Dr.UGraft™ Hairline Revision Surgery of Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Patient – Before and After Results Photos:
Dr. U’s extractions and strategic placement of grafts resulted in a remarkable new look for this patient. Not only did the successful growth produce desirable coverage for the patient, but also the combination of Dr. U’s technical precision and artistry rendered an ideal framework for the patient’s face. Here are before and after photos showing his results featured two years after his asymmetrical pluggy hairline repair.
Video: Dr.UGraft™ Surgery to Fix A Botched Hairline and Temples for a Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Patient
Watch this patient’s video where you can learn more about the details of his FUE hairline transplant and listen to his feedback about his experience undergoing a repair for his pluggy hairline repair with Dr. U.
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Frequently Asked Questions – Dr.UGraft™ Asymmetrical Pluggy Hairline Repair
How can you avoid choosing the wrong doctor for your hairline restoration?
It is always a good idea to review many examples of their work. Look for images of patients before their procedure and the overall difference created by the doctor. Also, take some time to learn what elements are essential for natural looking hairline and temple results. This includes balanced and well-proportioned placement on the forehead as well as the types of contours and designed by nature which correlates with certain facial shapes and features. Then read blogs and articles written by the doctors to learn about their philosophy for hairline and temple reconstruction. These steps will help you avoid the types of issues, challenges and emotional upsets faced by the asymmetrical pluggy hairline repair patient featured above.
How do I work with my doctor to plan and design the best hairline for my face?
You can always provide photos that depict what your original hairline looked like. However, it is possible for surgeons to improve upon the hairline that you were born with.
Rather than just verbally hearing what their plans are for designing a hairline, see if you can work with visual tools. This might include the simple use of clear plastic, transparency sheeting placed over photos to draw out the contours and placement of your desired hairline and temples.
Is nape hair my only choice for creating the outer edge of my hairline during a hair transplant surgery?
Although nape hair might be one option to use for the outer hairline edge, it is not the only choice. In fact, it is also possible to harvest leg hair. Dr. Umar is the first doctor in the world to perform hairline restoration using this follicle type. And this case was featured in the Archives of Dermatology. Again, grafts taken from outside the head require specialized extraction tools like the Dr. UPunch i ™ which can navigate the angled bends of body hair to then safely cut around the follicle. Leg hair is softer than nape hair. And if nape hair is not available for use, leg hair may be considered instead.
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