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How Many FUE Grafts Do I Need For My Hair Transplant Surgery?

This is a very common question asked by potential hair transplant patients, but one which is impossible to answer without a physician’s direct assessment of the situation. A viable candidate for an FUE procedure may need only 900 grafts transplanted while another may need 3,500.
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As you can see from the above graphic, patient number three many only need 1,000 grafts, while patient number five will need a few thousand.
Various factors influence the number of grafts to be transplanted.

  • The stage of hair loss the patient currently faces
  • The quality of the donor area
  • Follicle strength
  • The number of follicles that can be received from the donor area
  • The aesthetic goals of the patient
  • The physiology and medical history of the patient

During a first consultation, the physician will evaluate the patient’s scalp and consider the aforementioned factors and develop an estimated graft count for surgery. While the cost of the surgery is not directly correlated to the graft count, the number of grafts to be transplanted does significantly determine overall price.
An additional factor to keep in mind for inquisitive patients is that hair goals differ from patient to patient. What makes one patient happy may not make another patient happy. These aesthetic goals play a pivotal role in the amount of grafts needed. Does the patient desire a bell curve design or a round design? These and other crucial questions play a role in graft count.
A veteran physician will work with the patient to produce a properly designed hairline that will establish a suitable frame to the face and create a frame as well for the remainder of the hair transplant work. The physician and the patient must contemplate how that hairline will properly fit a person’s facial features, stage of hair loss, and shape of the existing temple hairline.
Modena Hair Institute’s own board-certified physician, Dr. Amir Yazdan, has specialized in this bespoke style of FUT and FUE transplantation for nearly a decade.
As you continue on your hair transplant journey, know what to look for and what questions to ask. Your hair, your appearance and your confidence deserve to be in the most capable of surgical hands.
For all matters hair contact one of our offices at 888-717-5273 or visit Modenahair.com.

Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, and an advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.

The importance of graft placement in hair transplant surgery

FUE Hair Transplant done by Dr. Amir Yazdan. Individual results vary.
Hair transplant procedures are a great way for those experiencing hair loss to reclaim their hair. Hair transplants allow you to have your own natural hair restored in areas that have been balding for years.
When done properly, your friends and family will never know you had a procedure done. It looks that natural – because it is. Unfortunately, not all hair transplants are done properly.
Some surgeons, whether because of laziness or inexperience, cut corners in hair transplant surgery which can cost patients the results of their procedure, leaving them with what we call a botched hair transplant surgery.
One of the ways in which surgeons can greatly effect the outcome of hair transplant surgery is with graft placement.
In order for the hair transplant to look like naturally growing, young, healthy hair, the grafts must be placed in a natural formation. This way, the transplanted grafts will blend right in with the surrounding native hairs, leaving no one the wiser that you’ve had a restorative procedure done.
Natural-looking graft placement takes time and expertise. It can be quite tolling on the surgeon, as they often have to put strain on their back, put in long hours without breaks, have steady hands, and a meticulous eye.
Inexperienced or lazy hair transplant surgeons rely on the use of machines or technicians to perform the bulk of the surgery and ease the difficultly and strain of high-quality hair transplants. This, unfortunately, causes an increase of risks such as scarring, plug-like looking grafts, damage to hair follicles, and low graft survival rate.
Your prospective hair restoration surgeon shouldn’t cut corners, and neither should you. Make sure that your hair transplant and investment will yield great results by thoroughly researching and asking questions.
Schedule a consultation today to see what your hair transplant could look like.
*Individual results vary.*