Que: I am struggling to choose between two hair transplant surgeons – while one says that I should go for about 1600 grafts in one session, there is another who claims that he can do more than 3500. Ideally, I would like to get more grafts in one session, but I am not sure whether it would be a good idea or not. What would you suggest?
Ans: Assuming that you are talking about an FUT procedure, the number of grafts that can be harvested is totally dependent on the experience of the surgeon. Someone with immense practice and expertise can extract up to 4000 grafts, depending on the elasticity and laxity of the scalp. As for the number of grafts required, this would be dependent on how much area needs to be covered. It might be wise to get yourself checked with a third doctor, before taking a final decision. You should also check the gallery of the websites of all these doctors.