- by Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu
How Many Hair Transplant Graft Do I Need?
In this regard, a specialist doctor should definitely examine you and inform you how many grafts you need. The number of grafts is not limited in hair transplantation and it is related to the density of the donor area.
As most clinics set the hair transplant cost per grafts, the question how many hair transplant grafts do i need become the frequently asked question. There are several methods but most clinics use the Norwood classification system to determine your hair loss stage and how many grafts do you need to transplant. The Norwood classification is usually used as the general guideline for the first procedure you’ll take.
The first hair transplant session is actually purposed for a dedicated procedure to cover up the balding area with transplanted grafts. The second session is required to increase the density and cover up the further balding area. The ideal donor grafts are proposed based on assumptions that the donor area has sufficient follicles to be harvested. The doctor may cut the previous transplanted hair if you’re taking another session especially when it involves a larger number of grafts than the first session.
Hair Transplant Graft Price
You’re eligible to take your hair transplant procedure as your hair loss is classified as IIa in the Norwood scale which requires 800-1400 grafts to transplant. The most severe hair loss is at scale VII which require 2500-3200 hair grafts for the first session and you’ll need to take another session which may require the surgeon to add 3000-3600 grafts to your transplanted area. The first session of hair transplant procedure is prioritized to cover up the balding outside the crown. The surgeon may cover up your crown as you have excessive hair donor supply. The surgeon put the crown in the second place to support the balance looks following the hair growth in the transplanted area. You’ll have more limited options as you put your crown in the first place.
Hair Transplant Second Procedure
The second hair transplant can averagely be considered a year after the first procedure. It’s due to the fact that you can clearly observe the final result of the first hair transplant within this period. The second procedure can only be taken as the former transplanted follicles have grown new hair in the balding area. The other reason is that you as the patient may require some time to adjust your grooming habit and style with the hair condition. The final conclusion leads to the desired appearance which is already achieved or not achieved in the first procedure. The second procedure can only be taken as you have sufficient donor supply. You can contact us page for more information. Before and after photos you can see the following page.