How many grafts should I be expecting for this area?

Alsh

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Hey all, I am looking for quotes but I have been getting graft estimates from 1000 grafts to 2500 grafts. Obviously I have no idea what is required, how many do you think are required here?

I am taking dutasteride and have been for several years. I am thinking of doing SMP for the crown to make the lack of density less obvious. Resorting my hairline I think is better bang for graft so that's my focus.

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Is it possible to get temporal point restoration? Does that exist? The clinics I have asked said they don't do transplants there for various reasons.

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I'd day approx 1500-1800 grafts for your hairline. Just my opinion

The temple points can be done as well, I've had mine done
 

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Solid 2000 grafts minimum with forelock enforcement. Ideally 2500 as you have finer hair. I hope it works out, ideally you never want to have a transplant as there is no guarantee but with a receding hairline you have to correct it as it makes a huge difference to aesthetics and styling your hair up, and it's an area that will be dense packed too.

The reason I say no guarantee is I have seen guys who are perfect Norwood 3 candidates (thick hair, young enough for healing, healthy) not get good results with top surgeons. In fact I saw 2 results with a top surgeon recently, they came out total opposite, despite both having the same excellent base before hand and the same surgeon. You're a diffuse Norwood 6 and ideally no one wants more than 2 FUEs, so be careful, we only get one scalp and a certain donor limit.
 

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What's the difference between NW2 diffuse and NW6 diffuse ? Isn't it all the same once it's "diffuse" ?
 

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What's the difference between NW2 diffuse and NW6 diffuse ? Isn't it all the same once it's "diffuse" ?

Good question, no real difference but the correct terminology is the latter (Norwood 6 diffuse) as it implies the whole pattern that is affected. In reality the Norwood scale doesn't apply to diffuse thinners, only to those classically losing their hair in stages.
 

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Solid 2000 grafts minimum with forelock enforcement. Ideally 2500 as you have finer hair. I hope it works out, ideally you never want to have a transplant as there is no guarantee but with a receding hairline you have to correct it as it makes a huge difference to aesthetics and styling your hair up, and it's an area that will be dense packed too.

The reason I say no guarantee is I have seen guys who are perfect Norwood 3 candidates (thick hair, young enough for healing, healthy) not get good results with top surgeons. In fact I saw 2 results with a top surgeon recently, they came out total opposite, despite both having the same excellent base before hand and the same surgeon. You're a diffuse Norwood 6 and ideally no one wants more than 2 FUEs, so be careful, we only get one scalp and a certain donor limit.
Can you link those results. Pm at least.
 

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Solid 2000 grafts minimum with forelock enforcement. Ideally 2500 as you have finer hair. I hope it works out, ideally you never want to have a transplant as there is no guarantee but with a receding hairline you have to correct it as it makes a huge difference to aesthetics and styling your hair up, and it's an area that will be dense packed too.

The reason I say no guarantee is I have seen guys who are perfect Norwood 3 candidates (thick hair, young enough for healing, healthy) not get good results with top surgeons. In fact I saw 2 results with a top surgeon recently, they came out total opposite, despite both having the same excellent base before hand and the same surgeon. You're a diffuse Norwood 6 and ideally no one wants more than 2 FUEs, so be careful, we only get one scalp and a certain donor limit.
Where did you see this?
 

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Hey all, I am looking for quotes but I have been getting graft estimates from 1000 grafts to 2500 grafts. Obviously I have no idea what is required, how many do you think are required here?

I am taking dutasteride and have been for several years. I am thinking of doing SMP for the crown to make the lack of density less obvious. Resorting my hairline I think is better bang for graft so that's my focus.

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Side question
Is it possible to get temporal point restoration? Does that exist? The clinics I have asked said they don't do transplants there for various reasons.

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I would say 1600 max 1800 grafts to the fronto-temporal recession (spare with your donor as well), don't touch the temporal yet. Wait a couple of good years to correct it (in any case), With SMP be very cautious, discolouration, dissolution (the small dots increase in size) are common sides (the natural ink gets broken down differently depending on the skin/enzyme types).
 

Alsh

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This is my hair when it has had some time to grow. When styled poorly, you can see the thinning in the front-center, sadly my hair isn't thick enough to hide the loss of density. I do a forward swept style to try hide the recession, but without temporal support, there is only so much I can do there
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I'm also greying and I haven't yet entered my 30s :bittersweet:
 

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This is my hair when it has had some time to grow. When styled poorly, you can see the thinning in the front-center, sadly my hair isn't thick enough to hide the loss of density.
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I'm also greying and I haven't yet entered my 30s :bittersweet:
Yes, typical mid-low thickness caucasian hair, don't get discouraged, I get the same done hen I was a bit younger, now closer to 40 (actually my temporal was also corrected, but I insisted on it and I'am taking dutasteride as well), just plan with baby steps mate! First you can add some density just at the hairline and correct the recession a bit, wait some time while your still on dht blockers (monitor sides though), and later you can go on.
 

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This is my hair when it has had some time to grow. When styled poorly, you can see the thinning in the front-center, sadly my hair isn't thick enough to hide the loss of density. I do a forward swept style to try hide the recession, but without temporal support, there is only so much I can do there
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I'm also greying and I haven't yet entered my 30s :bittersweet:
Bro, are you Jude Law?
 

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I'm in Australia at the moment and it's unfortunate that there aren't any good surgeons here at a time when international travel is locked down. I was considering Turkey but I have a trip planned for NYC whenever travel opens up again.

Should I consider somewhere like Turkey or are the results not worth the savings?
 

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I'm in Australia at the moment and it's unfortunate that there aren't any good surgeons here at a time when international travel is locked down. I was considering Turkey but I have a trip planned for NYC whenever travel opens up again.

Should I consider somewhere like Turkey or are the results not worth the savings?
It depends totally on the clinic. I've done mine in Hungary, they were quite professional (Hairhungary clinic). I didn't consider Turkey because of the different health care regulations. In Australia there is Dr Martinick, isn't there? Didn't you look her up?
 
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