VICTOR HASSON – STRIP TECHNIQUE SPECIALIST
Dr. Hasson grew up in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, and later moved to Cape Town, South Africa, to obtain his degree in medicine, which he obtained in 1984, with the distinction of magna cum laude.
After having worked for more than 6 years as a general practitioner, in 1993 he decided to start his own specialization in baldness surgery at some centers of hair transplant in Canada, where he learned little by little the different techniques and methodologies of hair transplant.
What he learned during his years of observation on the work of doctors Limmer, Rassman, Bernstein and Seager, prompted him to open his own clinic in 1997, together with his colleague Dr. Jerry Wong, whom he knew some years before during social events and medical conferences.
His constant desire to improve led him to create an instrument known as ‘Hasson Cutter’. The instrument is used for the manufacture of made-to-measure surgical blades, that allow to perform incisions the same size of the follicular units to be implanted and that adjust to the thickness of the patient’s scalp. The incisions are therefore made in a more precise manner and without damage to the scalp. This instrument is a fundamental element of the lateral slit technique, which he introduced in 2002, together with his colleague Dr. Jerry Wong.
IExclusive Interview with Dr. Victor Hasson for Bellicapelliforum
Dr. Hasson has performed more than 7,500 hair transplant surgeries on patients with different types of hair, of different ethnic origin and with all the various types of baldness possible and imaginable. His great experience has led him to be extremely attentive to the smallest details of the operation. He has been the pioneer, together with Dr. Wong, of mega sessions of more than 4000 follicular units, since the year 2003.
Dr. Victor Hasson – The objective is to offer the maximum in a single session
The aim of Dr. Hasson has always been efficiency in hair transplants, seeking to achieve the look desired by the patient in a single surgery, instead of two or three.
This is his famous approach “one and done,” which allows to significantly reduce the costs for the patient, the absence time from his work and above all the time required for him to recover a dense and natural hair.
Dr. Hasson performs daily surgeries of 3500-4000 follicular units in a single session and more than once a week a mega session involving more than 5000 follicular units.
He succeeded in grafting over 9000 follicular units in a single surgery on one of our forum members.
Dr. Hasson is member of the ISHRS and in his Vancouver clinic he offers strip technique surgeries and FUE technique surgeries.
Dr. Hasson participates actively in Bellicapelli since 2005.
The most important links to Dr. Victor Hasson:
Direct link to Proposte Dalle Cliniche on bellicapelli.forumfree : http://bellicapelli.forumfree.it/?f=3425116
Direct link to Esperienze Dei Pazienti on bellicapelli.forumfree (in Italian): http://bellicapelli.forumfree.it/?f=6944942
Direct link to the photo gallery on bellicapelli.forumfree: http://bellicapelli.forumfree.it/?f=1981581
Direct link to Report dal mondo on bellicapelli.forumfree: http://bellicapelli.forumfree.it/?f=1550874
Direct link to Portafolio di bellicapelliforum.com: http://bellicapelliforum.com/portfolio-hasson/
JERRY WONG – STRIP (FUT) AND FUE TECHIQUE SPECIALIST
Dr. Jerry Wong graduated in Medicine in 1973 from the University of Alberta, Canada.
After having worked for many years as a general practitioner in Maple Ridge hospital, British Columbia. In 1991 he began to take an interest in hair transplant surgery, fascinated by the micro surgical aspects related to it.
In 1992 he started to attend the hair transplant surgery school, directed by Dr. Mario Marzola, in Australia, where he gradually learned to perform complex surgeries, like scalp reduction, brow lift, etc,.
The ability to perform very complex surgeries (such as those mentioned above) helped him later when he had to face corrective interventions of extreme difficulty.
Dr. Wong began his baldness surgeon activity in 1993, and in the same year he attended the first meeting of the ‘International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery’ in Dallas. During this congress the Dr. Wong was impressed by the scarcely natural results.
The problem was that the transplanted hairs were implanted perpendicularly to the scalp while the native hair had a very specific exit angle from the scalp. At that time the sagittal incision was the technique adopted, in an attempt to minimize scarring. Dr. Wong thought that the sagittal incisions did not allow an adequate control over the exit angles and directions of the transplanted hairs.
Jerry Wong e innovazione della lateral slit nel trapianto di capelli
After several studies Dr. Wong concluded that performing the incisions in a lateral manner (perpendicular) to the exit direction of the hair, turning at the same time the handle of the scalpel forward allowed the surgeon to position the grafts in any desired direction.
This simple finding made it possible to achieve results that were absolutely natural, ensuring that the hair transplant will be completely undetectable.
This surgical technique, called ‘lateral slit,’ was presented by Dr. Wong for the first time during the Barcelona Congress in 1996, but it was only after some years during the ISHRS congress in Vancouver, where it was adopted as the new standard for hair transplant surgery.
The angle and direction of hair growth can be precisely controlled, allowing transplantation of areas previously regarded as too difficult or unsuitable for hair transplant surgery, i.e. the temple and sideburn zones. In the donor area, follicular units appear to be lined up alongside one another in a plane perpendicular to the direction of hair growth. Lateral slit technique mimics nature’s arrangement of hair follicles providing the patient with the most natural possible results.
In 1997 Dr. Wong decided to associate with his colleague Dr. Hasson, to open the Hasson & Wong clinic, and from that time on he also devoted himself to develop progressive improvements that led to the invention of made-to-measure blades, to the possibility of performing high density surgery and mega sessions of more than 5,000 follicular units which were conducted every week.
In 2011 Dr. Wong received from his colleagues the prestigious Golden Follicle award for his essential contribution in the field of baldness surgery. Dr. Wong is a founding member of the Asian Association of hair transplant surgery.
In recent years Dr. Wong has also begun to perform FUE surgeries and to put his ingenuity to the service of the Surgeon Community to develop constant improvements in this surgical technique.
Jerry Wong – Hair Transplant in to scar tissue – Cbf case
The most important links to Dr. Wong:
direct link to Proposte Dalle Cliniche on bellicapelli.forumfree: http://bellicapelli.forumfree.it/?f=3425116
direct link to Esperienze Dei Pazienti on bellicapelli.forumfree: http://bellicapelli.forumfree.it/?f=6944943
Direct link to Report del mondo in Bellicapelli.forumfree: http://bellicapelli.forumfree.it/?f=1550876
direct link to the Portfolio of bellicapelliforum.com: http://bellicapelliforum.com/portfolio-wong/
direct link to a virtual consultation with Dr. Jerry Wong: http://bellicapelliforum.com/consulto-chirurgo/