Author Bio: Dr. Sanusi Umar MD is the author of this article.
A patient from Santa Monica, Los Angeles turned to Dr. U hoping to repair a botched hair transplant outcome. He was unhappy with having no hair growth yield, obvious hair plugs that were inserted at awkward angles and highly noticeable visible strip scars. Unfortunately, he no longer had enough head donor hair to adequately cover these mistakes. As a result, he was disqualified from further hair transplant surgery at conventional clinics in order to repair these errors. Due to these limitations, his only recourse was to use a toupee which he wore for fourteen years. Botched hair transplant outcomes are more common than most people might imagine. And so is the demand to repair these mistakes These unfortunate hair procedure results are due to errors made by inexperienced doctors and the past use of older hair surgery methods that are now obsolete. A high number of grafts are needed to cover the unwanted signs of hair restoration surgery gone wrong. Dr. U developed highly specialized advanced FUE hair transplant extraction technology. His Dr.UPunch i ™ device makes it possible to safely harvest body hair to expand the patient’s donor supply and cover the mishaps of past procedures.
This patient underwent two surgeries with Dr. U. to fix his pluggy hairline and fill in his bald crown. In total, the body hair transplant allowed for the use of 14,000 beard, chest and head hair grafts.
Repair a Botched Hair Transplant Outcome – Before Photos:
Before coming to see Dr. U, this patient struggled with the aftermath of a botched hair transplant that was performed by a different doctor. He was not eligible for additional hair transplants at conventional clinics due to his depleted donor supply. Therefore, his only option was to wear a hairpiece which he no longer wanted to do. From his experience, the patient discovered that using toupees to cover up poor results is inconvenient and not the best long-term solution.
Here are photos before the patient’s procedure showing his pluggy hair and continued baldness in the crown which he tried to keep hidden.
Many patients are led to believe that strip surgery produces better quality grafts (thus better growth) without the use of tiny punches. In this case, the patient had to deal with no hair growth yield and highly visible scarring on top of it all due to his previous procedure.
Dr.UGraft ™ Hair Transplant 14,000 Grafts -Procedure Photos:
The patient wanted to repair a bad hair replacement surgery outcome that included a pluggy hairline and bald crown and highly visible strip scars. In 2 separate surgeries, Dr. U used Dr.UGraft™ and a total of 14,000 grafts from the chest, beard, and head to complete this repair. The design advantages of the Dr.UPunch i ™ make it possible to consistently extract hair from all body areas to safely acquire large supplies of healthy, robust grafts that can thrive long term.
The Dr.UGraft ™ technology made it possible to precisely harvest donor grafts for this patient’s BHT to repair a botched hair transplant outcome.
These devices are engineered to help Dr. U ensure successful body hair transplant outcomes. This is done through features like the hybrid flared punch of the Dr.UPunch i ™ which cut away from the graft as it faces a dull, non-threatening surface, and a water irrigation system which hydrates the follicles as a form of protection from desiccation due to air exposure. These capabilities allow doctors to bypass the top factors that lead to damaged, unusable grafts.
Dr.UGraft™ Surgery to Fix Pluggy Hairline & Fill In Bald Crown – Before and After Results Photos:
After 2 successful surgeries with Dr. U, the patient was ready to say goodbye to his hairpiece and enjoy having real hair growth. The Dr.UPunch i ™ body hair extraction device, allowed Dr. U to fix the patient’s pluggy hairline, fill in his bald crown, and conceal his strip scarring, making it possible to achieve the abundant coverage that would replace his use of the toupee once and for all. For the first time in 14 years, he did not need to worry about wearing a toupee and hiding the unsightly results of his previous surgery.
The actual results exceeded the patient’s expectations. He expressed that he was totally satisfied with the 2 life-changing procedures performed by Dr. U. His outcome, made possible with Dr.UGraft ™ technology has given him a new sense of freedom from not having to worry about using a hairpiece.
Video: Dr.UGraft™ Hair Transplant 14,000 Grafts
Dr. U implemented the Dr.UGraft™ system in order to successfully perform a hair transplant with 14,000 grafts that achieved this patient’s objective to repair a botched hair transplant outcome.
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Frequently Asked Questions – Repair a Botched Hair Transplant Outcome.
What are the causes of no hair growth yield after a hair transplant procedure?
No hair growth yield can be a result of air exposure to the grafts during extraction. The exposure causes grafts to dry up and become less likely to grow. No hair growth yield can also be caused by mechanical damage due to human error when using surgical instruments. Common human errors include misaligning punches when trying to extract the grafts and causing damage due to the use of forceps. In order to lower the chances of making these mistakes, Dr. U created the Dr.UPunch i ™ tool with specific features to overcome mechanical issues.
When does a Dr.UGraft™ body hair transplant use chest hair for donor grafts?
Chest hair for donor grafts is used when the head donor has been depleted either for from natural balding or previously attempted procedures. It is softer than beard hair and can be blended with these grafts to supplement the overall graft count and also to help render a more natural looking overall texture in the patient’s final coverage as it is blended in with the other types of hair The use of chest hair is made possible by the Dr.UGraft™ system, which allows harvesting of hair from almost anywhere on the body.
When does a body hair transplant use beard hair for donor grafts?
The beard area is used to help expand the patient’s overall graft count in cases where head hair is not enough to achieve the desired level of coverage (e.g. severe baldness and extreme hair transplant repair cases) Beard grafts are often implemented along with other body hair like head, chest and nape hair in order to complete a transplant.
Why is the Dr.UGraft™ technology a necessary tool for extracting as many as 14,000 grafts?
The Dr.UGraft™ family of devices includes the rotary, Dr.UPunchi™ which uses a subtle pulling action that uproots the graft as it cuts around the follicle. With this pulling action, the Dr.UGraft™ technology allows the removal of grafts with hair growing at any angle. Cutting away from the follicle which faces a dull surface is a feature that ensures the grafts safety during the extraction process. And since body hair tends to grow at very sharp angles, regular cylinder punches would just slice through the graft. So in order to extract 14,000 grafts, the doctor needs to rely on the Dr.UGraft technology and the use of body hair.
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