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Old 08-10-2011, 08:55 AM
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Dear All,

I had my first hair transplant with Dr. Madhu two days before on 8th August, 2011. The experience was quite great and it was as expected after reading posts of fellow members on this forum.

Just to introduce myself, I am an Indian and 26 years of age.

Coming to my story, I reached the clinic sharp at 7 A.M. as per the given time to me and since I was told to not to drive to the clinic, it was my father, who drove me to the clinic and was there at the clinic till the end of the process.

On reaching there, Dr. Deepak, Junior Doctor at the Clinic had a look at my blood reports and I was asked to fill up a five page form regarding the Transplant, which I did.

Then, I was given some medicines to reduce the tension/anxiety level and was asked to take rest for around 20-30 mins. After that, I met Dr. Madhu, who drew a hairline on my head and explained me that too lower a hairline will give a childish type look in the future and I readily agreed to the line he drew, as I knew that he is quite an experienced guy and knows much better.

Few, pre-operation pics of mine were taken and I was asked whether I would like to get the transplant done with shaving or without shaving, to which I said that if possible, I would opt for not shaving.

Then, Dr. Madhu explained me that since I have a weak hair in the frontal region, it might fold and obstruct the grafts to be transplanted and roughly around 3% of grafts could be damaged.

On understanding this, I gave him my nod to do the transplant with shaving as I thought that its better to look weird for some time and have a good result of a transplant rather than risking few valuable grafts.

Dr. Madhu also told that the day is not hectic and no other surgery is scheduled on that day. I was glad to hear that as I would get more attention.

Well then, I was given a mock injection on my right hand by Dr. Deepak, to check for the reaction before performing the original surgery.

I had taken rest for some time and the injection gave no negative reactions.

So later at around 10:15 A.M., I was taken inside the Surgical Room where Dr. Madhu was ready to begin the surgery.

And as most of you know that Dr. Madhu gives us an option to nominate one person to count the no. of grafts, my father was interested to do that as he was anyways going to wait for my surgery to get completed and take me home.

So then, coming to the surgery, I lied down on the bed and Dr. Madhu started working on me....I could hear some noise, but I stayed pretty calm for some time.

He told me, that initially it will pain for some time and it did pain a bit while he was giving injections of local anesthesia to me.

I was calm and just bearing the pain, not knowing what was happening with me. I then asked Dr. Madhu, that had he removed the Strip and he replied, that he is about to finish closing it.

I remember, I read on this forum, that few doctors perform two-layered trichophytic closure, so I asked Dr. Deepak in the morning, that what kind of technique will Dr. Madhu use.

I was surprised when he said that Dr. Madhu has developed a new technique wherein he would be doing three layered trichophytic closure. I guess, he did the same thing for me...

Coming back to the surgery, I was glad that atleast first part is over, then after few mins, he was done with it, he did something on my recepient area and handed me over to his staff for implanting grafts.

There were around 4 female staff members who were working around me for quite a long time and planting the grafts. It was paining on and off, and as soon as I told them, they did something on my head, which reduced the pain.

In between, I was offered few biscuits and water, which I finished in couple of minutes.

Dr. Madhu kept coming in between to check, whether everything was going on fine.

Once, in between, Dr. Madhu took me to other room where around 6 of his staff members where removing grafts from the strip and separating it, and my Dad was counting the grafts..

I was again shifted to another room, where they continued to implant the grafts and at last when around 80 grafts were left, Dr. Madhu woke me up and showed me the mirror and asked about my satisfaction on the hairline. I told them that the frontal hair line is not symmetrical and asked them to implant remaining grafts on the frontal left side...Dr. Madhu checked it and redrew the line and then the last 80 grafts were implanted.

In all, 3400 grafts were implanted, the break-up of which is as under:-

Singles - 700
Doubles - 2140
Triples - 560
Total Grafts: 3400
Total No. of Hairs: 6660

It was around 3:15 P.M. by then and I was bought to another room where my dad was waiting for me. Another Junior Doctor, Dr. Vijetha, who did my consultation earlier was also there and another staff member, Afroz was present.

I changed from the surgical dress and wore my shirt. They then took immediate post-op photos and gave me biscuits, juice and medicines.

I then took rest for some time and then they sprayed some fluid on my head and tied the band, which they asked me to wear till 3 days.

My father counted the no. of grafts to his satisfaction, which was a very good thing..we then paid the balance amount as per the no. of grafts, took the bill and left the clinic.

Was quite happy that I was done with the biggest thing and it wasnt even paining.

Though, the donor area started paining on 2nd day and its still paining a bit on 3rd day...I went again for the hair wash today, when I was told that the transplanted hairs have settled quite well and the pain will gradually subside.

Spoke again to Dr. Madhu & clarified few doubts, and he replied to each of them calmly.

Must say, that he is a great guy and I am glad that I chose him for my transplant. Not only him, the Junior Drs, Dr. Vijetha & Dr. Deepak, other staff members, whom I encountered were really wonderful.

The toughest part according to their clinic begins now for me and that is waiting for the hair to grow, which is the most important thing for me. I hope, it turns out to be good and worth it.

Last but not the least, I wholeheartedly Thank this forum for giving me such knowledge about H.T. and I guess, had this forum not been there, I might have not gone for H.T. or might have not chosen Dr. Madhu.

Guys, Need your feedback on my transplant. Please see the pictures and give your opinions on my H.T. Posting the pictures in a separate post below.

P.S. Just saw the length of this post. I am sorry for such a long read.

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Old 08-10-2011, 09:03 AM
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:12 AM
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Yet to receive immediate post-op pics from the surgery, which were taken by the clinic. Have asked them to mail me the pics, will post it once, I receive it.
The following are the pics of immediate post-op, which were taken from my cell phone. Please provide your feedback on the hairline. It is'nt that low but perfect as per Dr. Madhu, what do you guys say?
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I really enjoyed the detailed account of your experience and everything that happened. That looks like a good hairline, one that will work now and as you get older. Best of luck!
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simplycomplicated,

Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed account of your experience with Dr. Madhu and staff! As expected the good doctor's work looks perfectly clean and refined and the hairline artistically designed. I think you're going to be a very happy and hairy man in the next few months.

Please continue to update us on our progress.

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Dear simply complicated,..!!

Your hair line sees so very perfect and accurate. It can surely yield a high density hair growth. We are very much delighted to see your future update pics on this, especially on the donor scar and recipient area.

All the very best for your wonderful results. It will be good, if I can call you and talk to you over phone coz,..i am a prospective patient for Dr. Madhu. Please forward your contact number to legendmaker_7_jsn@hotmail.com.

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Hi Simply,

I am also one of the prospective patient of Dr.Madhu, could you kindly share your telephone or any other contact details, so that I can have a quick chat with you about your experience.

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I really enjoyed the detailed account of your experience and everything that happened. That looks like a good hairline, one that will work now and as you get older. Best of luck!
Glad that someone actually went through my entire post and enjoyed it. Thanks for the feedback and the wishes....I just hope, that the hair grows well and look good after that...
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simplycomplicated,

Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed account of your experience with Dr. Madhu and staff! As expected the good doctor's work looks perfectly clean and refined and the hairline artistically designed. I think you're going to be a very happy and hairy man in the next few months.

Please continue to update us on our progress.

Happy growing!
Hello David,

I have gained so much knowledge from this forum...that I had to share my experience on it for everyone's good.

Thanks for the feedback..Yes, the work looks clean and artistically designed, I wish that your words come true and I be a happy and hairy man in the next few months..

How awesome it would be if next 5-6 months just fly away...

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