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Old 06-10-2012, 09:12 AM
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Default 2800 FUE by Dr Eser Aydogdu in Istanbul

Hi folks,

I had my FUE transplant 2 weeks ago in Istanbul and am very pleased with the results. So far i've had no swelling, no shock loss, no pain and the recovery has been very quick.

I have captured a day by day timeline of the progress and also got pictures of the surgery (they kindly took pictures for me) and have put them into a blog i have set up.

The blog/site is in the early stages as i have to fill in all the text, but please feel free to go and take a look and i am happy to answer/discuss any items you wish.

The web address is in my profile. Hope it helps those who are wanting to go through the process. It's a daunting thing, but i have no regrets, so if i can help others then that's great

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Old 06-13-2012, 06:11 AM
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Default Few taster pictures

Hi folks,

Whilst i continue documenting everything in detail on my web blog, here are a few pics for you so you can see the progress so far.

It's now 2 weeks since the transplant and i have seen minimal hair loss, no shock loss, no swelling, no pain (only minor discomfort) and redness is rapidly fading.

Post transplant treatment consists of daily body lotion on the recipient area for 30 mins, to keep the skin soft, 10 mins laser therapy with a 21 laser cold, low level handheld laser and i am now washing my hair normally, using Alpecin caffine shampoo.

Medication now is just 1 painkiller a day and 1 'hair skin and nails' vitamin tablet to keep everything as strong as possible.

Hope you find this information useful and the pictures helpful too. Any questions, please feel free to ask..

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Old 06-13-2012, 06:14 AM
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Default Pre surgery...

My hair was shaved to a grade 0 at the back and sides (shorter than in this picture) and the hair was trimmed as much as needed on top.

Due to the nature of my business, i didn't want to shave my head, so the team kindly agreed to leave it as long as they could get away with on the top.

This picture clearly shows the target recipient areas:
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:22 AM
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Default The transplant..

Ok, so once shaved, washed and put in surgery clothes, i was straight in to have a sedative administered and local anesthetic injections.

The new hairline was designed and the donor area marked.

The extractions then took place over a few hours until approx 2,800 grafts were collected and comprising of a mixture of single hair follicles, 2's and 3's.These were then separated, ready for the implantation ( single hair follicles were used in the very front to give a more natural hairline)

I then had a break for lunch, then it was back in for the long haul....

Hairline incisions were done by Dr Eser to ensure the direction and style were correct.

Immediate post op pics to follow...
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:24 AM
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Default Immediate post op

Lost of saline solution on my head to keep my existing hairs out of the way, but you can see where the new hairline has been created, the area covered and the dense packing that they have done in between my existing hairs to thicken it out when it all grows back. Nice job i think
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Default Day 11 - progress

I have put daily updates on my web blog (link in my signature) but here are a few pictures of the progress after 11 days.

I'll take some more later for everyone (now day 15) and will continue to update this thread and my blog as time passes.

Enjoy....
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Hey Buddy,

Things seem to be going to plan! Congratulations and I wish you the best for the future. Btw are you on any videos for any HT surgeons website? I could have sworn I have seen you somewhere.


If you don't mind me asking what was the approx cost of the surgery?
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Hi MoeyK

Thanks for your post and I too have my fingers crossed that everything continues as well as it has so far.

I will be featuring on a video as I was being filmed throughout the treatment, but they are not on line yet I don't think. I have a familiar face (everyone thinks they've seen me or know me!), so it's probably that.

I paid just under GBP 4,500 for 2,800 ( maybe slightly more), all flights and travel, all airport pickups and hospital trips in a private car, 1 week in a 5* hotel, all medication, aftercare pack etc, which is very good value based on the quality of both the trip and the surgery.

If you need any more details, just drop me an email and I'll gladly help out.

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Old 06-22-2012, 10:06 AM
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Default More pics and a question..

I've been busy with work this week but will take some more pics of my hair tonight and get them on over the weekend.

So far, all is good. I'd say 40% have fallen now in the transplanted area, redness is reduced in both donor and recipient sites and my hair has grown well at the back to cover the donor site almost completely.

Now i'm in for the looooong wait!

Question... If by now (3 1/2 weeks) i still have 60% left in the recipient area, is this a good sign or bad? Should i be wanting them to fall out so the new ones can start or is it better for them to just continue growing?

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Old 06-22-2012, 10:20 AM
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Hi MoeyK

Thanks for your post and I too have my fingers crossed that everything continues as well as it has so far.

I will be featuring on a video as I was being filmed throughout the treatment, but they are not on line yet I don't think. I have a familiar face (everyone thinks they've seen me or know me!), so it's probably that.

I paid just under GBP 4,500 for 2,800 ( maybe slightly more), all flights and travel, all airport pickups and hospital trips in a private car, 1 week in a 5* hotel, all medication, aftercare pack etc, which is very good value based on the quality of both the trip and the surgery.

If you need any more details, just drop me an email and I'll gladly help out.

Thanks

Rob
Hey Rob,

I am almost 100% positive I have seen you in a video on a hair surgeons website ( a turkish surgeon ).

Btw how did you actually find this particular surgeon? because I have tried to search online but cant seem to find any feedback at all. The only link that comes up is yours.

For 2800FUE that is pretty reasonable! Considering some of the top surgeons would charge well in excess of 10000GBP.
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