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Old 07-25-2012, 01:54 PM
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I am new to the forums & been reading for awhile now...anyway I am a veteran HT patient going back to the 80's with plugs from Bosley then double flap surgery at Fleming/Mayer so consequently I have extensive scarring and slightly better than horrific results. Last week I underwent a 1200 graft strip surgery (last one) to rebuild temple points and try to soften the bold hairline however the surgeon really wants no part in scar/lump or FUE repair where the flaps were rotated into place...the lumps actually make the divits from the scars look much deeper and the hair always parts there along with growing in a backward direction as opposed to forward. And since most of my donor hair has been depleted BHT will have to be an option. Hasson/Wong turned me away, Umar said 5500 grafts to start with...no one is addressing the scars other than trying to cover them up.
Any recommendations and opinions from a few more experts would be appreciated as my goals at this point are fairly modest. Feel free to comment on the pics below
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:37 AM
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I believe Dr. Umar is the man for you. I've seen cases worse than yours turned around by his skill.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:52 PM
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Ya you are probably right, I am just trying to get a consensus among the surgeons online as well as the docs I have already seen. Made contact with Stephan at Bisanga today and they are reviewing the Fugly file, LOL!!
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:31 PM
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Greetings all
I am new to the forums & been reading for awhile now...anyway I am a veteran HT patient going back to the 80's with plugs from Bosley then double flap surgery at Fleming/Mayer so consequently I have extensive scarring and slightly better than horrific results. Last week I underwent a 1200 graft strip surgery (last one) to rebuild temple points and try to soften the bold hairline however the surgeon really wants no part in scar/lump or FUE repair where the flaps were rotated into place...the lumps actually make the divits from the scars look much deeper and the hair always parts there along with growing in a backward direction as opposed to forward. And since most of my donor hair has been depleted BHT will have to be an option. Hasson/Wong turned me away, Umar said 5500 grafts to start with...no one is addressing the scars other than trying to cover them up.
Any recommendations and opinions from a few more experts would be appreciated as my goals at this point are fairly modest. Feel free to comment on the pics below
Comment from one doc already "you were raped"
very true
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If you wanna go for BHT, then dr. Umar is the one you looking for.
If you wanna try to get the most out of your donor, you might wanna consult with dr. Gho and see what he thinks about your case since according to him he can perform on weak donor area with a number of grafts less than 2000. However, you can repeat the same op many times using the same donor area (with 9 months period between sessions) since he claims that after each Op 80-85% of the donor area will regenerate and can be reused in the future.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:56 PM
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thanks for the reply and tip, time to check him out and find out if his procedure is for real...from what little I have read so far there seems to be alot of skepticism, however he is still in business and I have yet to find any complaints.
Does he have anything published out there? Are there any real before/after pics anywhere or full debates with real evidence?
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:11 PM
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You can have a good idea about HST by reading all posts in the following thread:
http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.co...procedure.html

Good luck!!
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Fugly,

Cool name and interesting case.

Do you wish you would have just shaved you head? On the bright side I have seen worse flaps, but you scarring is some of the worst. Unfortunately I am not surprised you were turned away.

I feel bad for you and wish you the best.You were a victim of timing and greed. I feel like the of the docs are offering a product that improve peoples lives today, not so in the past with surgeries like yours.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:05 PM
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Thanks, although the name definitely fits and yes shaving my head was never even considered in the 80's and I have been chasing my mistakes ever since. Make no mistake about it-the intense greed at any expense is still out there however with websites like this one it is easier to find the cream of the crop...heck when I had the first plugs done at the Bosley hack shop by the infamous dr Straub, the cell phone did not even exist.
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:33 AM
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Hi Fugly, no matter who you decide on I wish you the best of luck ... please keep us updated on your journey.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:07 PM
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Thanks Bluesteal
I have already started more repair work about 10 days ago with Dr Shelly Friedman in AZ to rebuild temples and soften the bold flap hairline for now, 1380 grafts via strip. He has been around the HT block himself and embraces most of the new techniques available now while adding in new procedures along the way. Dr Friedman is also boldly honest about expectations after surgery.
Pics below are 24hrs and 7 days after...
The facility in Scottsdale is very impressive, very clean with an awesome staff as well as the 2 main techs (Adriana, Jessica C.) who have both been there over 15 years and are very skilled, thorough, and patient with gentle hands (especially with the needle). The after surgery care and procedures are extremely detailed to prevent infection, graft loss, shock loss and maximize scar line healing.
Carly, who has many postings here was out of town on a family emergency so I did not get to meet her personally however she was in touch constantly via text/email...
Carly, please call me when you are available...
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