Zayden’s case was featured here about half a year ago. He is one of the worst repair cases in recent years. Many doctors dismissed his case as “impossible repair”. We even contacted doctors from the ISHRS and not one doctor would offer any help.
Dr. Arvind stepped up to the challenge. Zayden was offered a repair procedure at Dr. Arvind’s clinic .
A total of 10,509 grafts procedure was done using FUSE technique in different sessions, over a period of 3 days each time.The grafts details is as follows:
First session, A total of 5183 FUSE grafts procedure was done using 2043 scalp, 2586 beard and 554 chest hair.
Second session – A total of 4037 FUSE grafts procedure was done using 1299 scalp, 1931 beard and 807 chest hair.
Third session – A total of 1289 FUSE grafts procedure was done using 361 scalp and 928 beard hair.
The patient had suffered severe burn injuries to the back and side of her scalp and face.
In between her ongoing repair at our clinic, she had gone to a plastic surgeon, who, while not being adept at hair transplant surgery, had gone ahead and performed one on the patient.
The plastic surgeon had taken a strip from the top of the head – the swirl area. He then transplanted the grafts too far ahead on the side of the face.
The improvement that the patient had been able to appreciate in her previous procedure with our clinic was negated to a large extent the patient’s situation before any surgery and after the 800 grafts at our clinic.
Patient nick name Newmane. Patient had a previous hair transplants in UK , 6 small mini grafts procedure (poor yield and pluggy appearance according to the patient). At Dr. A’s clinic patient underwent 4350 body hair graft procedure. Patient is happy with the result.View Gallery
2500 FUHT grafts (repair HT). This is a case of Repair of a wrongly performed hair transplant. The patient had a total of 700 grafts transplanted in 3 surgeries in various clinics in Europe before he visited Dr. A’s clinic, New Delhi. Some of the previously transplanted grafts were minigrafts (containing 4-5 hair). 2500 Follicular Unit grafts were densely packed to give a natural and thick appearance.View Gallery
Unfortunately, there is a large number of people who have had hair transplants performed by outdated methods over the past 5 decades. Probably, hundreds of thousands. Even today, at a very conservative estimate, I would say that a hundred wrong/bad hair transplants are performed, worldover, each day, for every correct one. Following gallery shows pictures of one such case. Patient nick name Bejan underwent 3500 FUHT repair procedure on 22 feb 2010. He is now happy with the progress of his 1st stage repair procedure at Dr. A’s Clinic and Planned for the 2nd hair transplant repair procedure in feb 2011.View Gallery
A35 – (nickname), underwent 3490 scalp FUSE/fue grafts + 2743 beard grafts. 7 months update.
REPAIR HAIR TRANSPLANT - HISTORY OF PREVIOUS HAIR TRANSPLANT -2 STRIPS, 2 PUNCH GRAFT SESSIONS AND Z PLASTY PROCEDURE PERFORMED 14 -15 YEARS AGO IN SOME CLINIC IN POLAND / EAST EUROPE.
Patient visited us for repair hair transplant in Nov 2011.View Gallery
A37 – (nickname), underwent 1721 strip FUHT grafts. 36 months update. History – Patient underwent a Hair Transplant Procedure elsewhere before coming to us. According to the patient the growth from his first procedure was minimal. After his corrective Hair Transplant with us, the patient is happy with the results.View Gallery
R84 (Repair HT) (nickname), underwent 3107 grafts. 28 months update.
(2985 Strip/FUHT + 62 Scalp FUSE/FUE + 60 Beard grafts)
In his first visit, patient did not want to extract his wrongly/badly placed grafts in his hairline (by some other clinic) by his choice.
After seeing the result, from his repair hair transplant at Dr. A’s Clinic, he has decided to get extracted those grafts.View Gallery
Patient underwent a hair transplant procedure in 2013 at some other clinic with, according to the patient, unacceptable results.
In July 2015, he visited Dr. A's Clinic for his corrective hair transplant surgery. He patient nicknamed A180 underwent 2845 scalp FUSE/fue grafts
At 9 month follow up visit, the patient is happy with his result's progress.View Gallery
Patient’s nick name Arnold had been badly multilated by some doctor claming to be able to perform FUE .We peformed his repair HT that is strip FUHT 3500 grafts.
The patient is happy at 5.5 months with the hair growth , as well as the resolution of the wrongly performed Fue. He no longer has the cysts and the inflammation.
Patient nickname – Hair1.
Hair1 had undergone old fashioned plug grafts from some other clinic before he visited us 2 yrs ago.
He was a NW 6 stage hairloss.
In first stage, a combination of strip FUHT (4227 grafts), scalp FUSE/fue (1202 grafts) and beard hair(1019 grafts), were utilized.
By patients own choice the previous plug grafts were left untouched. The primary focus was to use scalp grafts for filling the front and top bald areas.
The remaining grafts (scalp + beard) were sprinkled at a lower density to the crown swirl area.
Hair1 is happy with the results. His next procedure recently focussed on thickening the crown and vertex areas as well as excising the plug grafts that had been left the first time.View Gallery
Following are pics of an interesting case.
1.Closing of the temples- 2628 FUSE/fue grafts used in the front hairline and temple areas to create a dense pack hairline as well as to close the temple angles.
2.Donor exchange (DEM)- he, probably, is the first online documented case of >1000 body hair grafts used for putting into the scalp donor areas-1048 DEM grafts to be precise. The grafts were randomly distributed in the scalp donor areas.
The body hair used for DEM were from the thighs and the calves.
3.He had got a strip surgery done previously and the strip scar was also transplanted into. 255 scalp FUSE grafts were used for the purpose.
(A very few FUSE grafts were placed, on the patients wish, into the sideburn area).View Gallery
The Patient had undergone previous plug hairtransplant procedure at some other clinic before he visited us for his repair hairtransplant. The patient went in for a repair procedureon one side of the scalp only. 700 grafts were transplanted in between the preexisting plug to camoflage them.View Gallery
R86 (Repair Hair Transplant) (nickname), underwent 3845 strip/FUHT grafts – 14 months update.
Details of the patient -
History : Patient underwent an unsuccessful hair transplant procedures in 2011 at some other clinic by strip/FUHT method (1450 FUHT grafts in front area) but he was not satisfied with his results.
After his unsuccessful hair transplants his research led him to Dr. A’s Clinic and in August 2013 he had a corrective hair transplant at Dr. A’s clinic.
Graft details of the procedure in August 2013 at Dr A’s Clinic
Total – 3845 strip/FUHT graftsView Gallery
A95 (Repair HT) (nickname), underwent 2840 grafts (2676 strip/FUHT grafts + 148 Forehead grafts + 16 Beard grafts) – 8 months update.
Details of the patient -
History : Patient underwent 2 hair transplant procedures in 2013 at some other clinic by so called fue method (2500 fue grafts in 2 sessions) but he was not satisfied with his results.
After his unsuccessful hair transplants his research led him to Dr. A’s Clinic and in March 2014 he had a corrective hair transplant at Dr. A’s clinic.
Graft details of the procedure in March 2014 at Dr A’s Clinic
Total grafts – 2840
(2676 strip/FUHT grafts + 148 Forehead grafts + 16 Beard grafts)View Gallery
A120 -Bollywood actor’s repair hair transplant (3236 FUSE/fue grafts) 6 months update.
A budding bollywood actors career was devastated by a bad hair transplant surgery performed elsewhere. He visited us for corrective hair restoration. Now, 6 months after procedure he is happy and back in bollywood.
A127 (Repair HT) (nickname), underwent 160 FUSE/fue grafts – 8 years update – Dr. A's Clinic
History of previous Hair Transplant :-
Patient had mini grafts done at some other clinic in 2003 in the temple areas and had to shave them because of the unaesthetic look.
Repair Hair Transplant at Dr. A’s Clinic on 5th May 2007.
The minigrafts were extracted and the wounds sutured close.
Thereafter only 160 FUSE/fue scalp grafts were transplanted in the surrounding area.
The patient is happy with the outcome.
Caucasian underwent an unsuccessful strip hair transplant somewhere in USA slightly more than 3 years ago. A full length strip had been excised but few grafts grew.
He approached us and got a repair HT performed 2 years ago for the front half of the scalp. The crown swirl area was not transplanted.View Gallery
Patient’s nickname Marcin, Marcin underwent an unsuccessful strip hair transplant somewhere else in 2008. In April 2010 He underwent corrective surgery at Dr. A’s clinic, 2500 FUHT grafts were used in the hairline, frontal areas. Marcin is happy with the outcome . The after 6 months pictures were taken by the patient himself.View Gallery
Patient nicknamed A7 underwent an unsuccessful hair transplant somewhere else. In Oct. 2008 he underwent corrective surgery at Dr. A’s clinic, 3200 FUHT grafts were used in the hairline, frontal areas. He visited us in Feb. 2011 again and underwent a hair transplant surgery of 3220 fuse grafts (beard + chest). He is happy with the result so far.View Gallery
A80- Journey from unsuccessful to successful HT (Repair case 3892 FUSE grafts)
Total 3892 FUSE/fue grafts (including 3071 beard grafts) repair Hair Transplant
Details of this case -
1. He had 4 procedures in France, 2 strip FUHT and 2 FUE.
1st hair transplant in 1993 – FUHT
2nd hair transplant in 1995 – FUHT
3rd hair transplant in 2001 – FUE
4th hair transplant in 2005 – FUE
2. Still in Norwood class NW6 ,with poor yield.
3. Depleted scalp donor area.
After so many unsuccessful hair transplants his research led him to Dr. A’s Clinic in January 2013, known for numerous Impossible Repair Hair Transplant surgeries using body hair grafts.
Highlights of this case -
1. Repair hair transplant.
2. Use of mainly beard hair due to depleted scalp donor area.
3. Healing of beard donor area.
Graft details -
Beard – 3071 grafts
Scalp – 821 grafts
Total number of grafts – 3892 FUSE grafts
A80 visited us for a further surgery being happy with the outcome.View Gallery
Patient nicknamed Aman had recieved an unaesthetic, pluggy hair transplant from some other clinic. Apart from the unnatural appearance of the plugs, his scalp donor had also been severely depleted. He underwent a corrective hair transplant at Dr. A’s clinic using scalp, beard and body donor hair (6000+ grafts). 5 months after his procedure, Aman is happy with the progress and no longer needs to wear a cap.View Gallery
Megasession transplants for extensively bald patients provide new hope and donor sources. In this patient, a large repair was performed using 2000 scalp, 6873 beard (including 207 moustache grafts), 2285 truncal and 302 armpit donor grafts .
Total – 11,460 FUSE grafts (in 1 procedure performed over 8 days). At 8 months, the patient is happy with the progress.
He is an Argentina based Caucasian.
“Aussie” is an Australia based patient, willing to discuss his case with other patients.
He had a bad HT experience in some clinic in Australia before he visited us. A 4084 graft FUHT procedure was performed at our clinic in 2007.
At the same session, 18 beard hair grafts were also transplanted in the last few rows, interspersed with scalp grafts.
He is a Norwood 6 (extensive hairloss), and the final goal is to use grafts from various donor areas to fill in most of the bald scalp.View Gallery
2628 scalp FUSE/FUE grafts were placed in the recipient area. The patient had a previous strip procedure performed from some other clinic. He was not satisfied with the results of the previous procedure nor the strip scar left by that procedure. 255 grafts were placed in the previous strip scar of the patient.View Gallery
Deb underwent corrective surgery at Dr. A’s clinic. 2500 FUHT grafts were used in the hairline, frontal and temple areas. Deb is happy with the outcome and visited us 11 months after his procedure. He now plans to go for further sessions to fill in other norwood areas of baldness.View Gallery
Patient’s nick name FR, he had undergone hairtransplants years ago in US and Thailand. In both the procedures unfortunately out dated tecniques were used. Plug grafts were transplanted at unnatural angles. In july 2006 FR underwent a repair HT with Dr. A’s clinic. The repair HT involved a strip FUHT (3925 grafts ) and BHT (196 grafts ). He his happy with the progress thus far and has returned for more transplants.View Gallery
Francis visited us in 2007.
He is an early NW 6.
Before visiting us, he had undergone a strip HT at some other clinic, where a full length, (ear to ear), strip had been taken.
In Francis opinion, he noticed vey scanty growth. On inspection, the grafts that grew from Francis 1st HT had pitting and were mostly minigrafts. This gave rise to a pluggy look. The grafts had been placed in the front hairline areas.
Patient Nickname – Hair repair.
The patient first visited us in 2008. He had recieved a very bad and unsuccessful hair transplant at some other clinic 3 years ago.
He underwent a 3245 FUHT (+ 10 chest + 11 beard) grafts procedure in early 2008 to repair the previous surgery.
Since Hairrepair has depleted donor hair supply due to his previous surgery, the aim of the repair was coverage and natural look rather then density. In 2009, Hairrepair visited us for follow up. His appearance has improved remarkably. He no longer wears a cap and the hair looks natural.
Patients nick name Ham experiences hairloss from his early 20’s, He went for a HT with doctor in Australia. The procedure performed was a strip FUHT and 2000 grafts were extracted and thinly transplanted in the front area to create a high hairline. The vertex and crown area were judiciously, not touched. The patient underwent a combination strip + FUSE procedure at Dr. A’s clinic. 2000+strip FUHT grafts and 1000 FUSE grafts were extracted in the process. These grafts were transplanted in the previously untouched crown and vertex. The patient went for his next HT with Dr. A’s clinic after 9 months this time 2600 + grafts from FUHT and 400+ grafts were extracted by FUSE to increase the density in this area.View Gallery
Jim is a UK based patient who visited us in Jan 2007 for his HT.
A 3500+ FUHT graft procedure was performed as per patient’s choice.
He visited us recently for a follow up and further work.
I was happy as well as sad on seeing the patient. Jim’s case is a sad reflection on the problems that plague the field of hair transplant.
Patient nicknamed KS underwent 3225+ FUHT+Beard (2650 FUHT grafts + 575 Beard) repair procedure one year back at Dr. A’s clinic. This was to correct a poor quality hair transplant he had got at some other clinic in London. He is happy with the progress thus far and wants to go for further hair transplant.View Gallery
Patient nick name Manas underwent 2 hairtransplant else where. The first doctor took out plug grafts. The second tookout 2 strips. The resultant growth in the recipient area was unasthetic.
Graft details (of the HT performed at our clinic)
1st session – 1907 FUHT grafts + 832 beard grafts + 240 scalp FUSE grafts.
2nd session – 1529 beard grafts + 319 FUSE grafts.
Manish underwent minigraft transplants/ double follicular unit graft transplants in 2005 in some other clinic.
The grafts were extracted from donor scalp by punches (?1.5mm to 2mm instruments).
Manish visited us for repair HT in Jan 2007.
2500+ strip FUHT grafts were used in the procedure.
In addition, a complimentary test session using chest hair was also performed (to anticipate possible future use, if the patient’s hairloss progressed extensively).
Manish is happy with the outcome.
However, he has had further progression of hairloss (albeit at a slow pace). He recently visited us for a further HT procedure.
Patient nickname – Ozzie,
2050 FUHT grafts/ repair – 1 yr result A Caucasian patient with wavy/curly hair.
He previously had a strip procedure in Australia and was not happy with the outcome.
As result of previous procedure, his scalp donor area laxity was limited.
A full length strip was excised.
The grafts were used to recreate his hairline and to lightly fill in the crown. He was pleased with the outcome and visited us 1 year later for further work.
Phil had old fashioned plug grafts transplanted at some other clinic before he visited us in 2006 for a repair hair transplant.
As per his own choice, he wanted to go for a 1500 FUHT grafts only procedure in his first repair session.
The first repair HT involved -
1. Placing grafts in between the previous plugs,
2. Extracting the plugs placed inappropriately low in the temple,
3. Excising the “shotgun” scars in the donor area when taking out the strip.
Repair of a wrongly performed hair transplant involves decision making in equal parts on the side of the doctor as well as the patient.
Sometimes, the patient may be wary/unwilling to follow certain approaches that the HT doctor may feel will do good.
In such a situation the patient may have a plan of action in his own mind.
Some such approaches may be beneficial, others maybe not.
Following are pics of a patient who had plug grafting done 3 years back from some other clinic.
He visited us in April 04 for his first repair procedure.
There are some decisions the patient made at that time.
The patient was against excising any of the plugs.
Moreover, he did not want a low hairline that may camoflage all the grafts.
He wanted that we work above the second row of plugs on the left side of his hairline.
He has some plugs in his temples too but was very firmly against total excision of the plugs in those rows/temple as he felt excision and closing with the stitch may still leave some residual scar.View Gallery
Pop underwent 3983 grafts repair HT at our centre. This includes 2410 beard, 1101 chest, 312 scalp, 143 pubic and 17 thigh FUSE grafts in severely scarred recipient areas depleted due to numerous scalp reductions and strip surgeries performed in some N. American centre. He is pleased with the outcome of his repair and has gone further with the next stage.View Gallery
2600 FUHT grafts repair surgery.
The patient nicknamed Rex visited us last year, 2007, with a situation, we find increasingly too often in repair patients.
Before visiting us, he underwent a strip Follicular unit hair transplant at another centre 3 years ago.
Even though follicular unit grafts were transplanted, the results and HT planning left a lot to be desired. Rex was not happy with the density of the previous transplants either.
He is now happy with the progress of his 1st stage repair procedure at Dr. A’s Clinic and has undergone stage 2 of his repair procedure.
Patient nicknamed RP.
History : RP underwent his first “hair transplant” from a plastic surgeon in Mumbai. He was not satisfied with the outcome and visited us for his first stage repair HT in 2007.
RP is pleased with the outcome of his repair with us and has some time ago went for further HT at our centre.
8000 BHT grafts in 1 visit. Scientist’s case remains among the earliest (performed in 2005), well documented BHT megasessions. He maintained a blog with regular video updates of his progress from right after his BHT.
This concept of using videoclips to show the progress is now considered the most transparent mode of posting updates and is being, gradually, followed by other good clinics too.
The patient is a Sikh gentleman and used to wear turban for many years.
As a result he developed traction alopecia- loss of hair resulting from constant pull accompanied with pressure in form of turban.
He initially went to some other doctor, where he was promptly administered rows of minigrafts and plugs in the front hairline and the temple areas.
Dismayed with the results, he convinced the original ht doctor to excise the plugs in the hairline. The pluge were excised in form of a strip which was sutured closed.
The temple area minigrafts, however, remained.
The minigrafts were camoflaged by use of scalp FUSE grafts. He is happy with the outcome.View Gallery
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