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Old 06-22-2009, 03:09 PM
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There's no way the gap was left because he "only" got 2600 grafts. This kinda reminds me of that famous Armani-McMillan case.
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Old 06-22-2009, 03:11 PM
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Sounds like he dropped the ball. Probably didn't want to exert the extra effort b/c not being paid. He didn't think of his reputation. I used to think highly of Bisanga. I won't be recommending him anymore. Now only left w/ 2 options of growing hair and cover or another surgery for that area and put your life on hold (again).
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Old 06-22-2009, 03:37 PM
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That doesn't make any sense for a number of reasons.

1. Why would you proceed with a surgery KNOWING that you were going to have a gap like that? I wouldn't build a house if the contractor told me ahead of time that I would be left with only three walls.
2. Why would any respectable surgeon proceed with the transplant KNOWING the end result would be a very visible and unnatural gap? I would like to think that most respectable surgeons would work with you on pricing, give you some free grafts, turn you away, or place the 2600 grafts in a way that doesn't REQUIRE you to return for a second surgery.

- the doctor's on this site always say that a hair transplant should be a standalone procedure, and that you should never have to come back for additional surgeries. that gap has necessitated that you hop back in the chair. I wish that Dr. Bisanga was recommended on this site so that he could answer some of these questions. It's not fair for me to sit here and pass judgment on a situation that I am not a party to, especially when only one side has been presented, but that immediate post op pic is very troubling to me.
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:13 PM
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I want to clarify a few of the things I said above.

No doctor is under any obligation to give free grafts or work with a patient on pricing. It would be nice if they were willing to do so, but they don't have to. What I wanted to convey was my belief that if Dr. Bisanga knew that your end result was going to have a large gap because you were unable to pay for more grafts and he was unwilling to work with you on that aspect, then he should have strategically placed the grafts in a manner so that no gap would be visible. After looking over literally thousands of patient photos, I KNOW that doing so would have been feasible.

If on the other hand you were told ahead of time that a gap would be present and you still decided to undergo the surgery, then you have no one to blame but yourself. I still find it so strange that a well respected physician would purposely leave such a noticeable gap on a patient. Oh well, que sera sera.
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Luca,

You are certainly welcome and free to share your experience and photos as long as you are sincere and genuine. However, please start your own thread by going to "New" and "Photo Album" above. There, you can post multiple photos in a single album and share your experience.

Keep in mind that your doctor has a right to share his side of the story and thus, we may require you to give him the necessary permission to discuss your case online. See our policies at "Maintaining a Fair and Safe Environment on our forum for patients and doctors".

Now since this is exchange's thread, let's bring the topic of discussion back to him.

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Old 06-22-2009, 11:33 PM
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Is Dr Bisanga a coalition doctor?
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:43 AM
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Ok Bill, I will post a photo album soon and I will be really happy to let Dr Bisanga giving his feedback and explanations cause so far his answers have been so poor.
Just to clarify, I never asked for free grafts. His assistant in the pre op instruction wrote me that the doctor, during the surgery can ask permission to the patient to put some extra grafts and, eventually, he will put them for free to obtain a good result. but this was not my case!

With 2600 grafts I only chose a more conservative hair line design in order to save hairs in my donor area for further surgery.
I hope he did not left that bald area on purpose hoping that one day I will come back to him for a further surgery...

Ps: can fine attached the consultation sheet where you can read the number of grafts required according to Dr. Bisanga

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Luca,

I've seen you lately posting your experience and photos all over every Dr. Bisanga related post, including threads over a year old.

Please start your own thread and keep your experience and photos confined to your topic. If Dr. Bisanga or his clinic choose to reply, they can do so on your topic rather than attempt to follow you around sharing your experience on every thread.

Understand that we try to be fair and safe for patients (allowing them to share their genuine experiences, opinions, concerns, and photos) and fair to doctors (giving them the right to reply readily when appropriate). Thus, I've removed some of your posts on older topics you revived. Posting your genuine experience and photos on one topic is much more effective and fair to everyone.

I expect your next post about your experience will be in a new topic rather than older revived ones. Since this is not your thread, any additional discussion about your experience on this thread will be removed.

Thanks in advance for your anticipated cooperation.

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Old 06-27-2009, 11:36 AM
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Very nice results, keep us updated.
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