I have already had 2 transplants using hair from back and sides of head and am unhappy with my results. Even the hair on the sides where donor hairs are have been thinned out, partially because of low thyroid function and partially because of the 2 previous transplants. Even the donor area in the back has limited donor hairs as the scalp is tight and the donor hairs have been harvested 2x.
I am sure that your research has shown you that I have extensive experience in reparative procedures. It is usually possible, even in cases such as yours, to obtain at least enough donor hairs- say 800 to 1200 or so grafts- to create a moderate to significant improvement in appearance. This is because the grafts can be strategically placed so that they provide the cosmetic improvement that makes the biggest difference.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS