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Dr. Thomas Nakatsui Results

These are hair transplant before and after results from a few of Dr. Nakatsui’s patients. These procedures were all performed at the Groot Dermasurgery Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and the photos have not been retouched in any way other than to hide the identity of the patients.

  • hair transplant before and after
    Above: crown, before > after. Below: front, before > after.

Additional Hair Transplant Result Photos

Hair Transplant Restoration Surgery Follicular Unit Extraction FUE hair loss edmonton alberta canadaNumber of Grafts: 3,000
Areas Treated: Hairline and Frontal Region
Number of Procedures: 1
Type of Surgery: Follicular Unit Transplant (Strip)
This gentleman came in with progressive hair loss throughout his scalp. Dr. Nakatsui transplanted approximately 3,000 grafts for his final result. The nice thing about this patient is that he grew out his hair demonstrating that hair transplanted hairs grow just like regular hair because it is natural hair. To view more before and after photos of this patient please click here.

Hair Transplant Restoration Surgery Follicular Unit Extraction FUE hair loss edmonton alberta canada

Number of Grafts: 2,000
Areas Treated: Hairline
Number of Procedures: 1
Type of Surgery: Follicular Unit Transplant (Strip)
This young gentleman came to Dr. Nakatsui complaining of a high hair line. He denied any hair loss or recession, but rather simply a high hairline that he always had. In situations like this, medications such as Rogaine and Propecia will not be able to grow/regrow hair in an area that lacked hair follicles.  This patient opted for a hair transplant surgery. For more before and after photos of this patient, please click here.

Hair Transplant Restoration Surgery Follicular Unit Extraction FUE hair loss edmonton alberta canada

Number of Grafts: 2,200
Areas treated: Vertex and temples
Number of procedures: 2
Type of surgery: Follicular Unit Excision (FUE)

This young gentleman came to our clinic complaining of thinning to his vertex (crown) and his temples. The patient opted to have the follicular unit extraction surgery (FUE). Dr. Nakatsui transplanted 2,200 grafts into the vertex and temples.

At our centre, when a follicular unit extraction surgery is performed, Dr. Nakatsui is the sole individual extracting the grafts manually by hand. Dr. Nakatsui takes precaution and care when extracting the donor hair. The donor hair can change angles ever so minutely below the surface of the skin. If care is not taken and angle is not accounted for, the risk of transecting (cutting through) a graft increases, therefore rendering the graft unusable. For more before and after photos of this patient please click here

hair transplant restoration surgery follicular unit transplant extraction FUE hair loss hair growth edmonton alberta canada

Number of Grafts:2,400
Areas treated: Hairline/Temples
Number of procedures: 1
Type of surgery: Strip (FUT)
This patient experienced recession to the frontal aspect of his scalp. As with any hair transplant surgery, angle and direction of transplanted hairs is of utmost importance. Dr. Nakatsui transplanted approximately 2,400 grafts and followed the patients specific hair directions throughout the frontal region. In the photos seen from the various angles, care and precision were important in order to produce a natural looking result. To view more photos of this patient please click here.

Hair Transplant Restoration Surgery edmonton alberta canada Hair Loss follicular unit transplant follicular unit extractionNumber of Grafts: 2,200
Areas Treated: Frontal Region
Number of Procedures: 1
Type of surgery: Strip (FUT)
This pleasant patient of ours came into our clinic with recession to the front region of his scalp. We discussed the various treatment options and the patient proceeded with a hair transplant surgery. A total of 2,200 grafts were transplanted into his frontal region for the end result. For additional before and after photos of this patient, please click here.

Hair Transplant Restoration Edmonton Alberta Canada

Number of Grafts: 5,000
Areas treated: Hairline/Mid/Vertex
Number of procedures: 1
Type of surgery: Strip (FUT)
This gentleman came in with progressing hair loss all throughout his scalp. The hairline, temples, mid portion, and vertex thinned out significantly. Dr. Nakatsui transplanted just under 5,000 grafts in one surgery. What was interesting about this patient’s case was that his widows peak is slightly off centre. A few singles were transplanted into the section. The end result is completely undetectable and incredibly natural looking. For more photos of this patient please click here.
Hair Transplant Restoration Surgery Edmonton
Number of Grafts: 2,700
Areas Treated: Hairline and temples
Number of procedures: 1
Type of surgery: Strip (FUT)
This gentleman came in with hair loss to the hair line and temple regions. Dr. Nakatsui transplanted approximately 2,700 grafts. The hair line requires the most attention to detail as it is the most visible area and also the first thing that people will notice. If there are any irregularities, it can be spotted very easily. Another important detail with the hairline is that, although technically possible, it is not recommended to lower the hairline too drastically as this may look irregular as the patient ages.
Hair Transplant Restoration Surgery Edmonton Alberta Canada Full Scalp Natural
Number of Grafts: 5,100
Areas Treated: Hairline/mid/Vertex
Number of procedures: 2
Type of surgery: Strip (FUT)
This friendly patient experienced slow gradual thinning to throughout his scalp. The angles in which the grafts are transplanted is incredibly important for the end result. The frontal aspect of the scalp will have a different angle than the vertex. All of these angles and directions need to be followed in order to achieve a natural end result. For more photos of this patient, please click here.
Hair Transplant Restoration Surgery Hairline Edmonton Alberta Canada
Number of Grafts: 3,000
Areas Treated: Hairline and temples
Number of procedures: 1
Type of surgery: Strip (FUT)
This gentleman came to our centre with recession to his hairline that extended back to his mid scalp. Dr. Nakatsui transplanted approximately 3,000 grafts for the final result. Close examination of the hairline demonstrates the absolute importance to angle and the use of follicular units (the very basic units of hair) when performing a hair transplant. To view more of this patient’s before and afters, please click here.
hair transplant surgery edmonton alberta canada hair loss vertex crownNumber of Grafts: 1,700
Areas treated: Vertex (Crown)
Number of procedures: 1
Type of surgery: Strip (FUT)
This patient was one of Dr. Nakatsui’s earliest patients (2003). The before photo is a Polaroid, while the after photo is a digital photo.  The benefit of this photo shows two things:
1) The absolute importance of angle in a hair transplant. The vertex has a high degree of angle change. If the angles are not followed correctly, the end result will appear unnatural.
2) The transplanted hairs, once they grow in, can be coloured just like your regular hair, because it is your own natural hair.

Hair Restoration Transplant Surgery Edmonton Alberta Canada Natural

Number of Grafts: 2,572
Areas treated: Hairline/Mid
Number of procedures: 1
Type of surgery: Strip (FUT)
This is a patient who came in and was concerned about the progressive thinning of his hair. We decided to fill in the frontal scalp as it was this area that concerned him. He received 596 single grafts, 1440 double grafts, and 536 big grafts, for a total count of 2572 grafts. He is ecstatic about his results so far and his post op photos are about 11 months out.
FYI, the patient’s preoperative photos show that his hair is dyed brown. We had asked him to do this so we could make the recipient sites without damaging his pre-existing, very, very white hair. 
For more before and after photos of this patient, please click here.
hair transplant hair loss hair line edmonton alberta canadaNumber of Grafts: 4,700
Areas treated: Hairline/temples/front region
Number of procedures: 2
Type of surgery: Strip (FUT)
This friendly patient came in with progressive hair loss throughout his scalp. Approximately 4,700 grafts were transplanted over 2 surgeries for this patient’s end result.
Hair Transplant Restoration Surgery Edmonton
Number of Grafts: 4,000
Areas treated: Front/Mid/Vertex
Number of Procedures: 1
Type of Surgery: Strip (FUT)
This gentleman experienced thinning throughout his scalp. Dr. Nakatsui transplanted approximately 4000 grafts, approximately 8,500 hairs, for this end result.

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