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Old 09-08-2011, 12:27 AM
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Now that everything's all done and good, I feel that I can now ask a question that would otherwise be indelicate: how do you deal with the way your head looks for the first three months after the surgery? Seriously? I could handle just staying in my house 24/7 for a few months if I had to in order to regrow hair, but that's not an option. Forget socializing. How do you go to work and talk to people and expect people to be able to listen to you and concentrate on what you are saying when your head looks like a disgusting, bloody mess? Again, I'm not saying this to be insulting, your result looks great now, but I just wonder how one can even *function* in society in the interim without grossing everybody around them out.

Since I have *never* seen anybody with a head that looks like this in real life, I have to assume not too many people are getting HT's these days, and it makes it all the more harder to imagine being seen like that for months (as opposed to say, braces, which are considered normal even though they don't look good until the improvement is done).
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:35 PM
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OK i FINALLY HAD THE TIME to get to the forum and answer the last two questions .
Sorry guys I didnt abandon you completely.
1- In response to redness it took 3 months for me. It depends on the color of your skin. If you are more brownish then yo won't have as much redness. If you are more light skinned you will. Also I had 4500 transplants so that is massive
2- I will be VERY honest with you. Eventhough I am an extremely confident man, I had to deal with this with a lot of courage and it was VERY VERY VERY difficult. I think that if you can take off 2 months at least it would be better. I personnally had make up on my head to try to cover, weird combos of different things I bought.
I also had surgical caps a lot since I was a surgeon so I was looking for my surgery days
Imagine that all this happened in my NEW JOB, new people it was CRAZY!!!!!!

I will tell you the best way is being honest. Anytime I would see someone stare at my head I would say a joke , make fun of myself , i did mention transplant even to some patients of mine that were staring, to some nurses . it was a lot of stress. the outcome is so worth it.

it is of note that I still have 2 small areas I call them the "holes" luckily they are behind the front line so I can hide them easily.
Dr umar said he would fill them for me for free. But I am so satisfied now that I am afraid seeking perfection and ruining what I have. it is not worth it. plus short of cancer there is no way I would shave my head again!!!!

I hope this message finds you.

I wish I could lie to you but the first 2-3 months SUCK!!!!!! the results are WORTH IT

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Old 10-11-2011, 12:08 AM
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Thanks for your answers. If I were you, I'd think the 3 bad months were worth it, too. I can totally see that if one transplant is going to set you up: it's worth it.

I saw a doctor a month he told me that if I went down this path, I'd want at least 3 operations throughout my life (i'm like a NW2.5 or something now, at 25 years old). I just couldn't go through the hell once, wait a whole 9-12 months to get a good result, and then repeat 3 times, unless I was going to have a mane like Robert Redford's by the time it was all finished. Congrats on your result though, really great outcome IMO.

Given my condition, though, I'm thinking about going the hairpiece route, and checkin' this sumbitch out /watch?v=g-dD7RJcEs4 (add this to the end of youtube's address. i don't want to hijack this thread with a giant video of something unrelated)

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Old 12-18-2011, 03:20 AM
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Secondtime, I haven't seen your update in a while. How is the growth now? The last pics you posted of your 7-8 month update, you had tons of growth. Your hair looks great in those pics but I am wondering if you had more growth after that. Seems like you had a great yield.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:33 PM
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my yield in general i think was 50%

in some areas higher than others

I think there is no significant growth but the hair is looking more mature and natural

I havent had time to take specific hair pics, but I have general pics I will place soon when I come back from vacation

I have been extremely busy , I think I wish that some areas were fuller. I am 90% satisfied but I wont be greedy for now.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:51 PM
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How did your procedure go
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:52 PM
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How was dr Umar. Are you happy with your procedure.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:02 PM
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Here is my update almost 2 years later

-Yes I am very happy with Dr Umar
- I was lucky to have a lot of donor areas...
- my procedure made my hair 3 times thicker
- the hair quality improved in past year
- I still bald spots that I have to carefully comb over or use some topick or wax or gel or something to cover it up
- the crown I wish he put more hair there it looks thin
- 2 areas behind my front hairline still look very thin

overall I think my procedure is 80% success. Dr Umar treated me very well. I recommend him highly. He said he will give me a mini session to fix my old scar and add some hair to defective areas for free...I just couldnt schedule it in past year since I have no time plus I am afraid I will have to shave my hair again which is NOT what I want at all at this point


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Old 08-26-2012, 04:05 PM
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would any of the guys here who have done this multiple times recommend me to actually be greedy and fix my few areas that way I do not have to worry about hair even when wet or even when not styled, and be able to keep it short . Or should I forget it?
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:05 PM
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would any of the guys here who have done this multiple times recommend me to actually be greedy and fix my few areas that way I do not have to worry about hair even when wet or even when not styled, and be able to keep it short . Or should I forget it?
I say why not? You already know you are going to the best.

You look good broheim!!!! Very happy.

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