We are back, I just wanted to show you the hairline that I designed for Richard. I like to create a very subtle widow’s peak and you can see I have started around 9.5 cm above the bridge of his nose. Here are his eyebrows right here. Basically what we are going to do is come around and give him a somewhat conservative look. The area of greatest density is going to be right through here. This is the most important area but we are obviously going to go ahead and fill in all the way back to around here and give a very subtle rounding off and basically have these hairs grow down and these hairs grow like that. That is what I am going to do for him.
Posted by Jeffrey Epstein, MD, FACS
This is our patient “W,” not William, can’t tell you his real name. We are going to go ahead and show you how we are working on him. We are going to do a rather large procedure on him. We plan on anywhere from 3,400 to as much as 3,700 grafts. He has a really, really nice donor supply so I think we are going to be able to get at least 3,300 or 3,400 grafts. The goal is going to be basically to fill in this entire area of thinning.
You are welcome to ask questions “W.” It’s not George Bush.
I am going to show how I like to mark out patients. Chin up for me. We had talked about doing a little bit of conservative lowering along the sides and I will go ahead and mark that out for you. You are 37, so we want to go conservatively. I like to first start out by marking the midpoint, come around like that and what I like on the profile is to have a slightly up-sloped hairline. We will go ahead and check that.
I don’t have any hard and fast rules for how I do the hairline but I like to do things that sort of look good to me. I will let you know when I get to that point and then I will show you what I think. Okay, that is better. It was just a tad too low on the side. There are some guys that use like stencils and things like that, I just don’t think it looks as natural. I just get a better result when I do it this way, a more esthetic result.