FUE hair transplant presentation, ISHRS 2003 NYC, Alan J Bauman MD
by Bauman Medical Group - Hair Transplants and Hair Loss Treatments on Sep 09, 2011
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In 2003, FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction was far from an accepted procedure. In fact, surgeons would often find any excuse to NOT attempt to perform this technique--citing poor growth rates, ...
In 2003, FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction was far from an accepted procedure. In fact, surgeons would often find any excuse to NOT attempt to perform this technique--citing poor growth rates, transection, etc.
At the ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting in New York City, I presented this case of a small FUE procedure I had performed a few months earlier for a gentleman who was left with areas of traction alopecia from hairpiece use. Although tedious and difficult to perform with the instruments available at the time, this small FUE procedure was a success as were the other FUE procedures I had attempted in the years 2001-2003.
These early procedures led me to develop the "Bauman-MINDEX"--the first commercially available instrument for physicians designed specifically to help them extract hair follicles with the FUE approach.
At the next ISHRS Orlando Live Surgery Workshop (Spring 2004), I became the first surgeon to demonstrate the FUE technique in a Live Surgery setting to an audience of hundreds of skeptical surgeons and surgical assistants.
Collaboration with other surgeons who were also trying this new technique helped advance our skills.
-Alan J. Bauman, M.D.
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