Pluggy Appearance

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A popular term for the unnatural appearance of larger hair grafts which were typical of the early days (1970s) of hair transplantation, as part of the so-called scalp-lifting procedure, in which 4–5-m punch grafts were used to cover excessively large bald patches, resulting in a 'pluggy' appearance fancifully likened to the hair on inexpensive plastic dolls; such grafts are separated by hairless ‘valleys’ imparting a patchy or ‘checkerboard appearance
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Silva operates Pluggy, the department's talking robot, at local festivals and special events.
Smokey Bear, Sparky the Fire Dog and Pluggy the Talking Fire Hydrant will all be on hand to welcome young guests.