Author Bio: Dr. Sanusi Umar MD is the author of this article.
This patient came to Dr. Umar with a Norwood 6 level baldness and wanting a restored hairline. While traditional FUE surgery only extracts follicles from the head, Dr. Umar’s Dr.UGraft advanced FUE hair transplant surgery utilizes hair from all over the body, making it an excellent treatment for patients with Norwood 6 level baldness. Using his Dr.Ugraft ™ Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) surgery method, which extracts hair from non head hair areas like the beard, nape, and chest, Dr. Umar was able to restore the patient’s hair loss to a NW0 level over the course of three surgeries, each taking 15,000 grafts, 5,000, and 5,000 respectively. Over a span of four years, the Norwood 6 FUE surgeries using the Dr. UGraft™ BHT (body hair transplant) were able to reverse the patient’s state of severe baldness.
Before Norwood 6 Dr.UGraft™ FUE Hair Transplant Surgery
The Norwood 6 stage is considered to be severely bald. He had experienced a great deal of hair thinning and shedding, making standard FUE surgery ( which relies only on head donor ) an inefficient and unrealistic option. Since Dr.UGraft advanced FUE Norwood 6 hair transplant by Dr. U can remove additional hair follicles from all over the body using highly specialized extraction technology, Dr. Umar was able to help the patient restore his thinning hair.
Here are images of the patient’s Norwood 6 hairline and the top of his head before Dr.UGraft’s surgery.
Norwood 6 FUE Using BHT (Body Hair Transplant): Dr.UGraft ™ Procedure Photos
In order to restore the patient’s hairline from a NW6 to a NW0, Dr. Umar performed three body hair transplant surgeries from the head, nape, chest and beard area to extract a total of 25,000 grafts.
- first procedure: 15,000 grafts
- second procedure: 5,000 grafts
- third procedure: 5000 grafts.
Other parts of the body, such as the face, chest, and legs, can often provide vast quantities of viable grafts that are thicker, less prone to shedding, and are able to give patients the natural look they desire.
When a copious number of follicular units can be harvested from body areas ( like the beard and chest ) using Dr.UGraft™, restoring a Norwood 6 level hairline to a Norwood 0 state becomes extremely feasible.
Dr. Umar invented a groundbreaking, advanced FUE hair transplant technology referred to as the Dr.UGraft™ surgical system. The cutting-edge features of this instrumentation are astutely designed to safely and successfully remove all types of follicles from the scalp, beard donor regions and different areas of the body.
Watch this video to learn how the rotary punch of the Dr.UGraft™ system goes above and beyond standard FUE punches to extract a wider variety of hair types to meet the needs of typical to very challenging hair transplant cases.
Norwood 6 Before and After Dr.UGraft™ Surgery For Pasadena Patient
Four years after the three Dr.UGraft™ BHT surgeries which transplanted a total of 25,000 graft hairs to the patient’s scalp, the patient reported being happy and satisfied with his restored hairline.
Over four years, the patient’s grafted beard hair softened and began mimicking characteristics of head hair. The results of Norwood 6 FUE Dr.UGraft™ surgery demonstrate how BHT is an excellent option for patients who have depleted head hair follicles.
Top of patient’s head before and after his Norwood 6 FUE hair transplant *
Dr.UGraft ™ Patients Results Video: Norwood 6 FUE Hair Transplant for Pasadena, Los Angeles patient
The final results showing how the hairline and temples frame this patient’s face can be seen here.
This case demonstrates the benefits of undergoing Norwood 6 FUE using Dr.UGraft™ BHT surgery. Over the span of three surgeries, the patient was able to restore his hairline and regain his confidence. Watch this video to learn more about his procedure and listen to the commentary by Dr. Umar himself as well as the patient.
If you are at a NW 6 level baldness or any level of hair loss and want to reverse the signs of hair loss and thinning, schedule a consultation with Dr. Umar today!
Norwood 6 FUE Using BHT With Dr.UGraft™ – FAQ
How many grafts for Norwood 6 FUE are needed to fully reverse my baldness?
As a very general estimate, you can take the Norwood 6 stage and multiply the 6 by a factor of 1500. However, as you can see from the patient mentioned here, every individual undergoing Norwood 6 FUE surgery is unique. The number of grafts will depend on individual factors such as your head size, hairs thickness, texture and hair to skin color contrast
So there’s no standard or objective answer to how many grafts are needed for a Norwood 6 hairline. During a patient’s first consultation with Dr. Umar, he will determine how many grafts he will extract to give them a fuller, healthier looking head and more defined hairline.
I am interested in a Norwood 6 hair transplant to Norwood 3. Is this possible?
A Norwood 6 to Norwood 3 hair transplant is certainly possible. The Dr.UGraft™ BHT method allows for patients to restore their hairline to whichever level in the Norwood hairline scale they desire.
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