This patient is a 55-year-old gentleman who is a Norwood Class 6/7 who desired to have some hair to help frame his face and restore some of his youthfulness. His hair was very thin, and the donor area had limited amount of hair. We had extensive discussions with the patient on the expected outcomes. We had discussed at least one, if not 2 megasession transplants, to help accomplish his goals. Because of the donor density, and the hair characteristics, we were knew that the final outcome would be a thin appearance.
The patient is now 8 months following his second transplant with a total of 5074 grafts at our Portland hair restoration center and the outcome is far better then we anticipated: the hair covers his scalp completely, and it frames his face in a very natural appearance. His is absolutely happy with his results, and he understands that he still has at least 1 year of growing before the final outcome, which typically takes 2 years to accomplish with a hair transplant procedure.
In an email describing his 8 month result, the patient wrote to me in an email: “I couldn’t be more pleased with how things have gone. I know it sounds cliche but you have indeed changed my life! Appreciate too that you managed my expectations in the beginning. The fantastic results are the icing on the cake.” As the Gabel Center, this is the greatest compliment we receive – meeting and exceeding the expectations of our patients.