Many people who consider a hair transplant are strongly interested in getting it all done in one procedure, so it is no wonder that the amount of grafts that can safely be transplanted has become a highly discussed topic in hair transplant forums and the like. But when it comes to the exact number of grafts that one can have transplanted during hair transplant surgery, there is no set number. The maximum amount is highly unique and individual, and depends on many different factors.
Perhaps the most crucial factor in determining the maximum amount of grafts that can be transplanted is the availability of donor hair. This means that the maximum number is directly related to the amount of donor hair, as hair usually cannot be obtained from elsewhere. In other words, a certain number of grafts can only be transplanted if there is enough donor hair to do so.
What is important to keep in mind is that while most people can certainly do a hair transplant with a smaller amount of grafts, far from everyone can do a larger hair transplant and this mostly has to do with how much hair is available to transplant. The personal preference of the doctor is another factor. Some doctors strongly prefer not to transplant the maximum amount of hair, but would rather work with a smaller amount. This might be because they don’t think the results will be as good, with slower growth of the hair and possible damage or shock loss to the surrounding hair.
Transplanting as many grafts as possible seems important to some prospective hair transplant clients, and many doctors don’t have a problem with performing them. However, it is important to remember that a hair transplant this large do come with drawbacks. While it can certainly be convenient and time efficient to transplant the maximum number of grafts in one session, it may not always be the wisest choice. A very large number of grafts will pretty much use up most of the donor hair that is available. And using all or too much of the donor hair in one shot is never a good thing because this hair can be needed in a later point in life, especially if the hair loss continues.
While the maximum number of grafts that can be transplanted during a hair transplant definitely depends on many different factors, such as the personal preference of the doctor and the availability of donor hair, it may not always be the best idea to use most of the donor hair in one procedure. There is always a risk that the hair transplant will not result in the expected outcome and reserving donor hair will allow for subsequent or corrective procedures as needed.