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Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2004 May;12(2):263-78.

Correcting problems in hair restoration surgery: an update.

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Division of Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Hospital, 1838 Greene Tree Road, Suite 420, Baltimore, MD 21208, USA.


Hair is an important emblem of health, youth, vigor, and vitality. The state of the art in hair restoration today is to create a result that is undetectable as a surgical hair transplant. Most procedures performed using previous techniques of plug hair trans-plantation are not aesthetically acceptable by today's standards, especially in the face of progressive hair loss, which can unmask previously camouflaged corn row plugs. A technique to reduce the plugs and recycle the grafts into smaller grafts is described. The recycled hair grafts can be combined with scalp lifting, scalp reductions, and occipital harvesting of grafts to improve the results of corn row-appearing hair trans-plants and other problems of surgical hair restoration.

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