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Old 11-30-2005, 05:59 PM
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Can someone tell me of any visit or experience with Dr. siegel of Atlantis hair transplant clinic?
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Old 11-30-2005, 06:16 PM
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Old 11-30-2005, 06:27 PM
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bilko,

I did visit Dr. Siegel at his Atlantis clinic. Although I did not see him doing surgery we did discuss his technique. My impression was that he is doing mini micro grafting without microscopic dissection. In my opinion this procedure is outdated and sub optimal for the patient. The many physicians who still perform such procedures are not recommended on this site.

Posts regarding the Atlantis run by Dr. Siegel on this forum have also not been favorable. Note- this Atlantis is not to be confused with the Atlantis Dermatology and Hair Restoration in Jupiter Florida run by Dr. Mejia who is recommended on this site)

I know you can do better in Florida.

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Old 02-28-2011, 01:48 AM
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Yes they are the worst.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:45 PM
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Can someone tell me of any visit or experience with Dr. siegel of Atlantis hair transplant clinic?
Checked out Atlantis for a consult and then decided on Dr. Brett Bolton who is in the area.

I'm glad i went with Dr. Bolton as I got an awesome result.

Thanks.

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Old 03-08-2011, 03:16 PM
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Dan,

Can you post pics of your results?
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:55 PM
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I had supposedly 3600+ about 10 months ago. I had 2 previous hair transplants done in Mexico where they put in 750 with each procedure. When I met Kris Johnson I felt that he was trying to scam me. He said, "How much are you paying per follicle? Actually I don't need to check ok, where is the costs that we recommended." He then looked and said, "$1.75/graft and other discounts...yes you need 3500 grafts as you have fine hair." I felt that he already had a price set up and than said you need 3500 to suit his price. He tried to tell me that I have fine hair as he does and that I would require 3500 grafts. He told me that he was a Doctor and later on I realized that he lied.
The Callahan removed the strip and was nice and considerate and promptly left after removing the strip. There was 2 technicians who than cut my hair into grafts with a loop rather than a microscope. It is much better with a microscope. They than brought a plate over with some hair grafts on them and said, "each of these piles has 100 grafts" and they looked like piles of 10-15 for an educated guess. When they bought the piles of 100 grafts which looked miniscule I wanted to count them, but I did not feel very well as the back of my head was frozen and I just wanted the procedure to be done.
The procedure took about 2 1/2 - 3 hours to complete with putting in supposedly 3600 grafts. I talked with another hair transplant physician and he told me that placing 3500 grafts would normally take a minimum of 7 hours with 2 technicians.
I was shocked when they were done in 2 1/2 hours as the procedure that I had done in Mexico took this long and they had 2 technicians and they only put in 750 grafts. I compared how many grafts I had done in Mexico by the scabs and I had about the same amount done...about 750 grafts.
I was positive while looking in the mirror that night in the hotel that only about 750 grafts were done. I felt sick and still feel sick thinking about it. I felt like asking Dr. Callahan if Kris was up to mischief and was overstating how many hair grafts were being put in.
About 1 week after the procedure I went to see a physician to remove the stitches and he started laughing when I stated that I had 3600 grafts. He said that he did not think that it was possible nor even close to that number. The physician said that he had seen hundreds of hair transplants and that the grafts may have been up to 1000 max. I then went and saw a barber about 3 weeks after the procedure and told him that I had 3600 grafts and he also started laughing hysterically and said, "wow, of course you didn't get that many maybe 800." He said that he has had a lot of clients and he has seen lots of the results before.
I was also looking at the sight and I thought that it was a little strange as Kris Johnson has his own story on the website endoring himself...that is him parachuting...and he has those pictures in the office. Look up the site and you will see a guy parachuting...that's Kris...lol.
When I read the story about the other guy who stated how he had 3000 grafts put in and he did not notice that much of a difference it made me want to write and warn people about this location as they overstate the number of grafts they give you like 5:1 and then charge you so you are NOT getting a deal.
One last thing when I read some of the positive results from the atty...lol and the other guy FBI or something....I have to admit that spending time with Kris in the office that it sounds like him writing the articles. I would bet $1000 on that and it would be an easy win....lol.
Please don't get scammed by them as I did. I was to trusting and I believe in honesty and integrity something Atlantis does not have.
To update you on my hair situation. I have more hair in the frontal region and its barely noticeable in the crown region. Another physician before I left to Florida to meet Kris told me that if I got 3500 grafts that my entire top and crown would look amazing. I guess that did not happen. I will not ever go back. Try avoiding this place as you may not want your own barber and physician laughing at you for how exaggerated the number of grafts that are stated.
I end this with some sadness for the others who have experienced the same results as I have. Avoid this place if you want to keep your money and as they use the loop they will lose 30%+ of your remaining hair as they don't use a microscope....STAY AWAY!!!
I really didnt want to waste my time typing this but its only to warn you.
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I'm so sorry to hear about your experience you deserved to be treated with respect . Best of luck getting over this experience .
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:41 AM
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If you study their website...looks old...outdated....they offer a variety of surgeries....low price equals low results. It's best to take time to research and interview with at least 3 HT specialist before making a decision.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:19 PM
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I agree. Even when doing a consultaion in my office I recommend to the patient to try and do as much research on line and pick out the 3 or 4 clinics that appeal to them and do a consultation in each before making any decisions.
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