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Old 08-06-2012, 09:55 PM
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Default Hair Transplant...Would you do it again

I am considering getting a procedure at Hasson and Wong. Getting cold feet a little bit, not due to the clinic, but about the investment of time both now and in the future. I have no intention of making this and FUT vs FUE thread. I would just like to get the opinions of people that have gone through the experience and whether or not it was worth it in the end. My problem is that I despise using meds despite being on propecia currently. I am experiencing minor sides. I am 28 and a class 3A progressing towards a 5 or 6 in the end. So, back to the original question.....would you go through with it again?
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:09 PM
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100% yes for me.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:13 PM
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gb83....Over a decade ago I had a small by today's standards hair transplant. In one week I am having my second transplant and I chose Hasson/Wong. So yeah I think it's worth it. I will keep you informed of my progress. As far as cold feet, yeah I am a bit nervous, but to me it all boils down to "pain in the mirror". Sure it's a hassle, sure it's an investment now and in the future, but for me it all came down to growing more and more frustrated with getting ready in the morning and looking in the mirror. At your age maybe you can deal with it a bit longer, but eventually guys like us that just can't accept balding take the leap.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:57 PM
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personally i would absolutely do it again. I believe i wont have to have another procedure for quite sometime, but when the time comes I would not hesitate to go through the experience again. I honestly believe that hair transplantation is not that big of a deal if you go to a great doc, which you clearly are. Like shampoo said, it really boils down to if you can accept or cant accept. my ritual of putting on toppik and having to comb my hair a certain way everyday and worrying about wind and rain became too much wasted energy for me. the ability to move on from this makes ht absolutely worth it for me. also, i'm not a doc, but if your experiencing sides, I would forget meds or at least cut the dose. have you spoken to h&w about this? best of luck with everything, you chose an excellent doctor!
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:26 AM
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Yes! The only regret I have is that I did not do it years earlier. I'm very pleased with my results and look forward to the day when I can start planning for #3.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:46 AM
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I would love to say i would have done it sooner, but really, i probably wouldn't, or maybe 1 year sooner.

Now the technologies and techniques have been fine tuned and refined so much, i'd have another one tomorrow in a heart beat!
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:30 PM
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100% yes.
I had two session so far,both by medicore clinics with not too great result (due lack of research,etc at the time) but still don't regret it.because there is improvement to some degree.with research and choosing a top doctor you shouldn't worry.if hairloss bother you and shaved bald look just doesn't suit you,HTs + medication are the way too go.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:35 PM
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I already did do it again. And again. And yet again
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:20 PM
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I would do it again - just in a different way. I wish SMG would have been my first stop.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:22 PM
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I'm 9 days post op on frontal area and already dreaming of being able to go back and have a session to thicken up the crown, so yes! And this is meant to be the worst phase too, yet I would still do it.
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