Dr. Jean Devroye, HTS Clinic / Grafts removal + 3936 Combo Repair + 1479 FUE Donor Restocking

Dr. Jean Devroye, HTS Clinic / Grafts removal + 3936 Combo Repair + 1479 FUE Donor Restocking photo


32 years old, had undergone two failed procedures via “3D grafts” technique.

Started applying Minoxidil and taking Finasteride few months before the first surgery.

✓ Average caliber hair.

Strong follicular units.

✓ Medium % of hair in telogen phase.


This 32-year-old man wished to correct his previous procedures bad results. He had two “3D grafts” procedures done in another clinic in the past, that resulted in a pluggy and unnatural hairline and, also, partially depleted and heavily damaged his donor zone due to the large punches used to extract the grafts - besides focusing the extractions only on the central portion of the donor. The patient had consulted with other reputable clinics as well, who nevertheless weren’t willing to operate since his case was considered too complicated and challenging to be handled.

His situation actually wasn’t simple to be corrected. Firstly, I recommended him to remove most of the big and wrongly placed grafts in his hairline.

In April 2019, I extracted 95 of these grafts in order to reshape the hairline. Less than one month later we proceeded with the main surgery. Given his donor conditions, I felt that a Combo FUT + FUE procedure was the best way to proceed in this case : by means of FUT technique, we could have reduced the damaged surface and at the same time harvested some precious grafts; additional resources would have been available via the FUE technique. The surgery final count was as follows : 3936 grafts - 2415 FUT and 1521 FUE grafts - that were used to restore the whole of the patient’s scalp thinning areas.

Nine months later, in February 2020, the patient undergone a third procedure with the aim of repairing the FUT scar and restocking the donor area by inserting grafts in the majority of the big, round scars caused by the previous procedures. FUE technique was exclusively employed this time, for a total of 1479 grafts.

We have recently received some photos showing his final results (1 year and 9 months after the Combo procedure, 1 year after the FUE donor repair). I am extremely pleased to appreciate such an improvement both on the recipient and donor areas and I am gladly sharing this patient’s journey with the whole community.


1st Surgery - April 2019

95 grafts removal

2nd Surgery - May 2019

3936 grafts

Technique : Combo FUT (2415 FUs) + FUE (1521 FUs)

✓ Recipient area repair

FUE scoring and extractions executed with my WAW system, now widely used in the sphere of FUE. It consists of a very precise pedal that enables to control the movement of the punch, that I also designed myself. The main advantage is to reduce substantially the number of damaged and transected hair, thus to raise the quality of the procedure. The system is now used worldwide and several dozens of surgeons or centres are already using it.

Incisions : 35-40/cm2

Grafts Breakdown :
☞ 772 Single FUT + 315 Single FUE = 1087 Single grafts
☞ 1152 Double FUT + 770 Double FUE = 1922 Double grafts
☞ 471 Triple FUT + 426 Triple FUE = 897 Triple grafts
☞ 20 Quadruple FUT + 10 Quadruple FUE = 30 Quadruple grafts

Total number of Hair : 4569 (FUT) + 3173 (FUE) = 7742

✓** Average Hair/Graft : 1.96

3rd Surgery - February 2020

1479 grafts

✓Technique : FUE

Donor area repair/restocking

FUE scoring and extractions executed with my WAW system.

Dr. Jean Devroye