June 10th, 2002, Dean had the third of four anticipated procedures.
This procedure was to done to transplant a significant amount
of hair to give him the additional coverage he desired. A
few remaining plugs were also removed during the course of
McClellan first started by drawing a line across Dean's forehead
where his hairline would be recreated. This was about 3/4
inch lower than the incision scar from his previous procedure.
While the previous two procedures were done to extract the
old plugs and redistribute the hairs, this procedure was focused
on extracting donor hair from the back of his head to add
density and remove some of the open donor scarring.
this procedure Dr. McClellan removed a donor strip from the
rear of Dean's head 12 inches long and 1 inch wide. This removed
some of the open donor scarring at the back of Dean's head.
the donor strip was handed to the technicians for dissection,
Dr. McClellan used a 3 mm punch to punch out 15 remaining
hair plugs which were then also given to the technicians for
dissection under the microscope.
total of 1696 follicular units were transplanted, 1651 were
extracted from the donor strip and an additional 45 were extracted
from the old hair plugs. Dr. McClellan placed some of the
grafts below the incision scar from the previous surgery and
the remaining hairs were transplanted throughout the frontal
part of Dean's head.
entire procedure lasted from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.