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Hair Transplant Surgery Has Evolved Over Time
There are 2 types of MDEE procedures performed at Ziering Medical:
Microscopically Dissected Elliptical Excision (MDEE) and Follicular Unit Excision and Extraction (FUE). The most significant difference between these 2 hair transplant techniques is how the donor hair is harvested and the type of minimal scar that remains behind: MDEE presents with a thin linear scar and FUE with tiny, pinpoint scars.
The 4 Steps of MDEE Hair Transplant Surgery
STEP ONE: Donor Hair Harvesting
First, the donor zone is identified and prepared for harvesting. There are two basic methods of harvesting your donor hair:
- Microscopically Dissected Elliptical Excision (MDEE): A strip of tissue is removed from the donor zone and dissected into follicular units of 1 to 4 hairs using the Ziering Scope.
- Follicular Unit Excision and Extraction (FUE): is the method of obtaining donor hair one graft at a time in its natural follicular unit grouping. These grafts are also examined and prepped for placement under the microscope.
All donor hair harvesting is performed by a Ziering surgeon.
For this step, Dr. Ziering and his team use the Ziering Scope, which is a microscope he invented specifically for microscopic follicular unit grafting and hair transplantation. Follicular Units are the naturally occurring groups of 1 to 4 hairs that grow from your scalp. The Ziering Scope allows our team to see follicular units in better detail, and the result is more precise preparation and better preservation of donor hair. This is crucial when preparing hairs for transplantation.
STEP TWO: Microscopic Dissection of the Hair Grafts
STEP Three: Creation of the Recipient Sites
Next, your hair transplant surgeon will create follicle recipient sites which are microscopic holes made at the exact angle, direction and orientation, according to your detailed hair transplant plan. This is where artistry is key, and what separates average from amazing results. Read more about Ziering Artistry here.
Finally, the follicular unit grafts are transplanted into the balding and thinning areas of your scalp by a surgical technician who places each graft carefully and meticulously into its recipient site. And best of all, surgical hair restoration is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia, so you can go home when it’s done.
STEP four: Placement of the Hair Grafts
3,200 Follicular Units, 1 FUT Hair Transplants, Showing Pre-Op Photos and 12 Months Post-Op
6,300 Follicular Units, 2 FUT Hair Transplants, Showing Pre-Op Photos and 12 Months Post-Op
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Two Hair Transplant Procedures, One Year Post-Op
7,068 Follicular Units / Graphs
Hair Transplant Surgery
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Suture line immediate post op
Suture line 11 months post op
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is performed using local anaesthetic. A thin strip of donor hair is harvested from the donor area which is the region of hair on the back of the head. This hair is genetically programmed not to fall out. These hairs are permanent.The donor strip is then placed under the Ziering Scope which is a microscope specifically designed for hair restoration surgery.
The Benefits of MDEE (Microscopically Dissected Elliptical Excision)
Ziering Hair Transplant Artistry
As hair restoration technology continues to advance, the difference between a good outcome and a great outcome relies increasingly on the experience, skill and artistry of your surgeon. A procedure may be deemed clinically “successful” by simply moving the hair from one location to another, but true aesthetic success can only be achieved through artistic mastery. This is how Dr. Ziering and his team of elite surgeons have distinguished themselves and shown that their skills and artistry rank among the best of the best.
What happens after surgery?
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