- Samuel M Lam, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Lam Facial Plastic Surgery Center and, Lam Institute for Hair Restoration, Plano, Texas
Hair Transplant 360 is conceived as an entirely new project idea in which the physicians and the assistants have each been afforded an equally, authoritative voice. Volume 1 is written by a physician for physicians. Understanding when it is safe and beneficial to operate and when to forgo the procedure (medical hair loss conditions, the dilemma of the young patient, scarring alopecia, etc.). Understanding male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness. Medical management of hair loss. Hairline design (principles, artistic, ethnic and gender variations; step-by-step technique). Donor harvesting (determining area for harvest, understanding and using different harvest techniques, when to perform a trichophytic closure; step-by-step technique). Recipient-site creation (basic principles: angles and distribution; regional considerations: hairline, female hairline, central forelock, midscalp, temple, lateral hump and crown; step-by-step technique for both single follicular-unit grafting and multiple follicular-unit grafting). Postoperative care, identifying and managing complications. Creating standardized hair-transplant photography. Leadership, office management and marketing. Quality control algorithm for the physician. Case studies, emphasizing creative approach to hair restoration.