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Old 03-06-2010, 12:52 PM
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Hi Guys/Girls

Well here is my first post having recently returned back to the uk after my hair transplant with the one and only Dr Alan Feller at his great neck, New York practice........

I'm in my early forties and first experienced hairloss approx in my early twenties and it has been ongoing since then. Prior to seeking out Dr Feller and his fantastic team, l had explored laser treatment, dusteride and more recently provillius (an herbal hair loss remedy l started taking as an alternative to dusteride, purley because my wife and me decided to try for another baby). In fairness l have definately had a reasonable degree of success in slowing down my hairloss over the years particulary with dusteride, however like many of us my real dream was to regain the hairline l had slowly but surely lost over the years....

Fast forward to February 2010 and after 12 months of surfing the web and various online consultations l opted to go for my first FUT with my chosen surgeon Dr Alan Feller. At this point l would also like to mention my man Spex who has been both supportive, available and consistant throughout the whole process with NO sales pressure in any shape or form right from the word go, unlike some of the other uk consultants l spoke with.

Having completed an online consultation with Dr Feller, l was advised that l would be looking at around 3,000 grafts to fill in my hairline and crown....so without hesitation l flew out to New York for the Doc to do his thing

The whole experience has been fantastic to be quite frank....Dr Feller and his excellent team of technicians transplanted 3,300 grafts to my frontal hairline and crown. Although with me having fine hair the Doc had to work a small miracle to successfully fill in my crown aswell.....( many many thanks again Doc to both you and to your wonderful techs who prepared my grafts to gain the coverage you did). Throughout my procedure the Doc was brilliant, not only on a professional level, but also a personal level. Some great background music, a few hours of 'braveheart',(top film) and the Doc and me putting the world to rights, infact give me an ht with doc feller all day long as opposed to going shopping with my missuss!! (I only jest wifey...honest!)....As for the discomfort side of things to be very honest it's miniscule in the grand scale of things and really doesn't warrant any concerns......marginal discomfort as the donor area was injected and then the painkillers took care of the following couple of days after the surgery. I had a small amount of swelling at day four totally gone by day six and again no real issue, (otherthan inspiring me towards botox having seen my forehead wrinkle free again ).... The donor area has felt tight (as you would expect), but not painfully tight and just recently at day 10 when my staples came out most of the tightness dissapeared.

I'm currently 12 days post surgery, so very early doors, my donor scar is healing fantastically well and with no problems. The transplant area has only a few small scabs remaining and the reddness has totally gone already. Overall i'm absolutely thrilled with the whole process and the real good parts still to come!!!...bring on the growth!!!

Spex has assured me he will post some pics courtesy of Dr Feller and l will post some more current pics as the weeks/months go by. For all you potential hair transplant wannabes out there surfing the net and forums as indeed we all have, all l can say guys/girls, is go for it and on a personal level l would HIGHLY recommend the wonderful Dr Feller and his team of marvellous techs, not forgetting my main man spex, who together have made what was a potentially a daunting prospect absolutely pain free and already life changing....

Remember everything in life is about taking massive action.....go for it guy's!!!

"Dreams are the seedlings of realities....live your dream....live with passion!"

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p.s. the dvd is on the way Doc and many thanks again
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:25 AM
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Thoughtsbecomethings,

Congratulations on your recent hair transplant with Dr. Feller. Great review! When you're ready to upload photos, you might also want to consider creating your own patient website which can be updated as you progress. It sounds like Spex is already on top of things, as usual.

Thanks for taking the time to post about your experience in detail. We're glad to have you here.

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Old 03-07-2010, 06:37 PM
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Sound like a big case. Wer are all hoping your results come out great. Please keep in touch and let us know as you start to get results.
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:08 PM
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Welcome Thoughtsbecomethings!

As already mention great review. I really look forward to following your progress.
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:34 AM
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Hi mate - glad it all went well! heal and gro well!! I will hopefully get your pics up soon.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:01 AM
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Well done in making a good choice...your in safe hands with Dr Feller and his techs. Please keep us posted sounds like another good result is in the making...all the very best to you
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:10 PM
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Here is an email from Thoughtsbecomethings how has had issues getting onto the new forum. Maybe Bill or Futre cdoc can help activate his account. I will add pics shortly.

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Hi Spex/Doc Feller

Great speaking today, how time flies, 4 months already!! As you can see from my attached pics things are coming on great, i'm well pleased with the results so far and theorectically the best is still to come!!...bring it on!!!

I took the photo's on my iphone so not superb quality, but certainly good enough to guage my progress. I tried to take pics of my scar , but found it impossible on my own. To be honest it is now totally undetectable through my hair and has been for over a month. I have to really part my hair and look close to detect the thin pale pink line.....Great job Doc!

At this point l just want to say a massive thanks again Doc, l am so very very pleased with the whole experience to date and cannot thank you and your fantastic team of techs enough.

Back to your good self Spex, please find some text below to post on the forum on my behalf .......remember, "Thoughts become Things", (quote from the Secret

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Hi Guys/Girls

Well first and foremost my sincere apologies for not blogging again sooner, these last four months have simply flown by, new baby, new business etc etc....however as first promised back at the end of Feb....where has the time gone!!.....here's my most upto date photo's of Doc Feller's unquestionable, unrivalled (yes l am biased and proud to be, handy work........

As you can see after only 4 mths l already have good all round growth, which is improving rapidly and apparently the best is still to come!!....bring it on!!...(not to mention the Germans this Sunday....come England!!......sorry that was my quick bout of world cup fever coming out, by the way check you yanks out!! well done boys!)......Now back to the matter in hand.....

To be frank the whole experience has been without fault from initial procedure to current day. You will notice there is no photo of my scar, that's because i'm struggling to bloody find it!!...l kid you not......l have a fine pale pink wafer thin line scar ,which is virtually undectectable close up and totally 100% undetectable through my hair. The hardest part of the whole procedure has been firstly watching my wonderfull new hair dissappear 2 weeks post op when l experienced the delightful shedding phase.....however approx 10 wks later and life spent under a baseball cap to that point, the shedding phase was history and the first sprouts of new hair were making their glorious appearance and its been pretty much game on since then!!!

Now what l will say and it's just a personal opinion, what l feel has helped my reasonably quick growth is taking care of my scalp. What l mean by that is shampooing every day, l use a brand called, 'Alpecin', it's a caffiene based shampoo and claims to stimulate your hair roots. I have certainly found it benificial and a big plus point is it's only a fiver (thats ?5.00p) from 'Boots' or indeed online.....just what's required in these financially challenging times!! I also took 2x 'Nourkin' tablets daily to put some goodness into me to encourage hair growth and again l feel l have seen the benifits of this as my surrounding hair seems to have grown quicker than normal. Finally l rubbed 'rogaine' 2% gel into my recipient areas twice daily for the first three months (l don't do this now to be honest as it was only initially to encourage growth). I'm not saying this routine has made all the difference, but l certainly feel it has helped and it wasn't overly expensive.

Well that's me for now, l promise to say hello again in a couple of mths with new photo's and boosting of Englands world cup victory..........okay we can all dream!!

All the best and remember in the words of our finest SAS.... 'he who hairs wins!!!' (Love and blessings to all the troops out in the middle east)
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:07 AM
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:36 AM
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:34 AM
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Cant see any improvement whatsoever................Kidding looks like a great result at only 4 months!
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