Clinic TALIZI team has accomplished surgery of unique volume -9688 follicular units (grafts) transplantation in single, 11 hour FUT session. Until now, highest amount of grafts was reached in Canadian clinic Hasson & Wong- 9168 grafts transplantation in 15 hour single session.
Patient R. C, who has undergone recorded number of grafts transplant, is 42 years old male, Russian citizen who has been searching for hair clinic during long time. As he knew about our clinic’s experience and expertise in Giga sessions, he decided to arrive to Georgia in the winter of 2011 passing his first preoperative consultation in clinic TALIZI.
Donor area check by computer dermoscopy hasn’t showed donor density to be very high and amounted 83 follicular units per 1 cm2 in the middle of the nape area and 47 follicular units per 1 cm2 on the sides. According to abovementioned criteria, patient could not be regarded to be the good candidate for the giga session, but on the other hand unusual laxity of the scalp detected was the main reason why clinic TALIZI Director- Akaki Tsilosani has decided to accomplish recorded number of grafts transplant -up to 10 000 follicular units in the single session.
Surgery has started on 11:00 AM by donor area excision- total area of the strip reaching 140 cm2. Donor wound closure has passed without any kind of technical problems due to phenomenally lax donor scalp. Stereomicroscopic preparation of the grafts resulted in 9688 follicular units- grafts. 2528 has been 1 hair, 4648 has been 2 hairs and 2512 three and four hair. Totally 19360 hairs have been grafted.
Hair Implantation density has reached 40 follicular units per 1 cm2 in the hairline and frontal areas and 27 follicular units per 1cm2 in the crown area.
Participants of the surgery were two doctors- Dr. Akaki Tsilosani and Dr. Eka Kandiashvili, 2 quality monitoring managers and twelve surgical assistants, totally team composed of 16 people.
Time of the surgery reached 10 hours and 50 minutes, including several 15 minute breaks for the patient rest and lunch. Although it was hard to pass barrier of 10 000 graft transplantation, world record of highest amount of grafts transplanted for this moment has been improved by more than five hundred grafts and amounted 9688 follicular units. Accomplishment of such giga sessions is not only unachievable but also hardly imaginable for Asian and European clinics.