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Old 08-09-2012, 03:33 PM
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honestly, I don't see any improvement either. I don't wanna demoralize you, because other pals are insisting that everything will be ok. after 8 months, there should be some improvement. I will be happy to learn the name of clinic or doctor as you didn't mention.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:02 AM
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The only thing that i can notice here is the design.

It may be an illusion with the pictures, but from what i can see, the temple points seem too far forward and too pointy in design, making the hairline look more receding and bringing the temple points more into view from the front shot.

If you look at the distance between the edge of the eye to the temple point and the brow to the temple point, it looks a little too short, which subsequently elongates the face.

Maybe it's the camera angle but maybe it would be better to keep the temple points the same as before the FUE and lower the hairline by e.g 10mm.

You could laser some of the temple point off to take it back and round it off, then have another 1,000 FUE to lower the hairline at the receding points.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:38 PM
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How did one poster know it was SMG, when the OP had never mentioned it?
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:08 PM
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Beardy, I have researched SMG myself before I had my own hair transplant as they are one of the leading hair clinics and looking at a number of presentations of their patients from the past to present, my own intuition would suggest this.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:23 PM
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Update. 9 months. No noticeable growth. Still looks unnatural due to the poor yield. Still have to wear a hat to social outings. I never wore a hat pre-surgery, so you can imagine how my self confidence is these days.

I started using rogaine foam to try and speed things up, but did not react well to it. Have since recovered though...

There is nothing wrong with the hairline design. Even with the poor yield, I can see if the density were to increase, it would look fantastic. I would take a nicely designed NW2 over a NW1 any day of the week.

I attached some pictures. These are without a flash.

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Old 08-20-2012, 01:27 PM
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If the hairs are transplanted hairs that never shed, they'll pull out easily like before so that new growth can occur. If they are new growth from your procedure, then the kinkiness of the hairs will settle down a bit after a growth cycle or two.

I know you've been communicating with Dr. Shapiro and he's explained his reasoning for going conservative on you. It's certainly easier to add grafts in another procedure than transplant too many grafts at one time and deal with the consequences that can happen. I agree with you that adding in the sparse areas will definately look a lot better. It's too bad you've had to go through these unpleasant stages. As always, we stand by our work and will add more hairs to get you to where you want to be. Thanks for the update.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:35 PM
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When I replied, your 9 months pics were not yet posted. I'd have to disagree with your estimate that only 30-40 hairs have grown on each temple corners and another 30-40 each on your temple peaks. I think your estimation is on the low side. However, we still stand by our work and we'll take care of you.
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Thanks for the comment Janna.
Just to clarify though, I did say 30-40 hairs in the temple peaks (the triangle part), not the corners. Its impossible for me to guess with the hairline and the corners because there is native hair there.
Dr. Shapiro has been great; I still trust his skill and vision. Nothing has changed there.
I guess I have confirmed who did the surgery now
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im i the only one reading this , seeing the pics and saying WTF. his hair looks amazing, thick and natural looking.
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im i the only one reading this , seeing the pics and saying WTF. his hair looks amazing, thick and natural looking.
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beaverbuzz,

Ultimately, it isn't for anyone but you to say whether you should or should not be happy with how your temple peaks are looking in the context of your hairline advancement. It is your head and face, after all. However, Janna articulated what others have observed: You have gotten a good amount of growth of the transplanted peaks hair, and the kinkiness of those hairs will subside over time as they go through a couple of growth cycles and mature, making them blend better with the temple hair behind it. If you decide in a few months that you still want to bulk them up some, Janna has said that Dr. Shapiro is happy to do it. Until then . . . .

DUDE, YOU DON'T NEED TO WEAR A HAT! Sorry to shout. Please do not take offense, but might I ask whether you, like a lot of people (myself included), might have some OCD/perfectionism tendancies? I think it is fair to say that you have become fixated on your temple peaks. They might not yet look 100% like you ultimately want them, but they absolutely do not look unatural or call attention to themselves or negative attention to you in any way. I promise. You have an amazing head of hair and a handsome face of which your temple peaks are a tiny part of the whole – and those peaks, as is, look better than most guys’ out there (certainly better than mine) by themselves and, especially, in context with the rest of your hair, your face, your head, and the total YOU.

I apologize if I am out of line or if I offended you, but it is actually painful to read that you feel compelled to wear a hat in public and social situations only because the transplanted hair of your newly-advanced temple peaks isn’t yet as dense and mature as you would like. I am not saying that your pain isn’t real; it obviously is. I am saying that it isn’t necessary or rational and truly hope you come to see that and start enjoying your new and improved hairline (including the front, temple corners, and temple peaks) and the additional cosmetic appeal it has given you. If you and Dr. Shapiro decide to tweak things a bit later on, fine, but I promise you are good to go -- hell, great to go -- right now.

Want more assurance? I showed my girlfriend your after pics when your hair was grown out more. I gave her no background or anything, and just asked her what she thought about this fellow (you) and his hair. She said, “Wow, he looks great! Does everyone’s transplant turn out this well?”
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