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Old 05-13-2012, 02:00 PM
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Hello everyone

I had a transplant with one of the most resepected surgeons in the world 6 months ago (as indicated on this website and many others). I had just under 1000 FUE to thicken up my temple and temple points. Before that I was a norwood 2 with a bit of thinning.

I have been extremely patient. I have not had one single hair grow in. There is no stubble. The only grafts that are there are the ones that did not fall out. This is the worst part as they are on the temple points and they are sparse and they are not laying flat.

This is so hard for me because I feel like I have jeopardized my appearance. It would be ok to wait till 12 months if those grafts would just flatten out but they wont. They look terrible. Some even have a corkscrew shape.

I would really like to have some input here. I am trying to remain positive but it is so hard when it looks like absolute shit. I honestly would love if all of them would fall out and I could go back to my presurgery look.

I will try to upload some decent photos.

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P.S. yes I have discussed this with my doctor/patient coordinator. They will help me out if at 12 months things are not good, but if such a small surgery on a virgin scalp did not go well I am not going to try again. I appreciate their support but unfortunately I need some from this forum
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:27 PM
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Uploading picks would help. Sorry to hear you are unhappy. It is true that most people see some growth by six months. I will add more comments when you add pre and post op photos.
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:51 PM
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As Spanker said, pics please. Who did your work? Don't be shy.
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:26 PM
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Beaver,

Like others said, a few images would really help us evaluate the situation and provide helpful advice.

Additionally, I'm glad you're in contact with your clinic and they're being receptive and helpful. This, in my opinion, is the most important step at this point in time.

While your results are only around 40% matured by 6 months, you should definitely see some growth by this point in time, so I hope you'll keep us updated and ask any additional questions.

Good luck!
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:53 AM
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Hi,
Sorry I took so long to post these. I needed to take a break from looking at these forums. I am already depressed enough from knowing that this is probably going to turn out horrible. Pretty much in the mindset that I am expecting the worst and hoping for the best.

I uploaded pictures of the temple points. This is the part that looks the worst. My temples don't look as bad because the recipient hair already had hair there so it just looks thinning whereas the temple points looks completely unnatural. However in both areas there has been zero growth. After 10 days the grafts started to fall out, without blood, and I asked the patient coordinator as well as the forum if this was normal and everyone said not to worry about it. It is my opinion that this was a bad sign. The ones that did not fall out are the ones you see in the pictures.

I am 27. Been NW2 since starting propecia 5 years ago. Slight thinning on top but overall nice hair. All I was looking for was a better framing of the face as I had asymmetrical loss in the temples. Graft breakdown was: 536 1's, 433 2's. I had grafts taken from the nape as well.

In terms of healing: The donor healed very quickly. The techs were surprised at how little blood there was when I came in for a rinse the next day. The redness in the recipient area was gone after about 1.5 - 2 months.

Thank you for your comments.

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Old 05-31-2012, 11:55 AM
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Sorry I had problems posting. You should read the second post as it mentions my healing.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:00 PM
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Sorry but i honestly can t see something abnormal...actually you are full head thats why i can t see something.but you know better your head and the situation plus black and white photos is not so clear.Be positive and don t forget you have 6 more months to judge your result.any way i don think 1000 grafts will make huge difference for other people than you...
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Thanks for the reply. The current pictures were taken in natural lighting, not black and white. You can see by the spacing in the hair how sparse the temple points are. This is where a majority of the nape hair was put, but they have not grown back.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:46 PM
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I dont see any abnormality either ! In the coming months, I wish you see changes as you expect. Good luck !
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:59 PM
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I really don't have time to show you in the picks where I think you have growth, but you do. I was going to draw it out in paint. Look at the points on your eye brows and compare from pre and post op. It looks soft (which is good) and there is growth. Your hair looks really good. I would be careful not to get too aggressive as you are pretty young.

If you are avoiding social situations you may want to seek counseling. I don't mean to be disrespectful but there may be some issues to work through if you are avoiding people over your hair in the condition it is. I would wait it out another six months, but unless you have some perspective, you are probably going to be disappointed.
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