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Old 08-13-2012, 01:28 PM
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Default Two and a half months post-op scar pictures (Dr. Rahal)

I am now two and a half months post-op from my second surgery of 2970 grafts with Dr. Rahal. During this visit, Dr Rahal concentrated uniquely on my crown. As to be expected at this point, nothing much is happening with the exception of lots and lots of pimples. What I wanted to share with the community today is pictures of how well my donor area is healing. Yesterday (Sunday the 12th of July), I decided to shave my head entirely just to see how well the donor area was really healing. As was the case with my first surgery (last year 5604 grafts), the donor scar is healing once again pencil thin. There is, of course, still some redness present as well as some minor shock loss above and below the scar but over all, I believe, Dr Rahal’s skill comes shinning through yet again! Please feel free to let me know what you think.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:02 PM
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Looks great. Happy growing, I cant wait to see the final result.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:24 PM
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You are gonna have a crazy result. Cant wait to see it.

That is a lot of grafts. Happy growing.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:10 AM
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Lucky man! Looking forward to your final result.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:32 AM
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Cant decide, Spanker, TakingThePlunge,
Thank you guys. I will most certainly keep you all informed on my progress. Now that I have shaved my head, it should now grow out pretty evenly so I should have a good progress post to report to you all in about a month or so.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:55 PM
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wow the scar looks extremely good

quick question, how are you gona hide your scar now that you have shaved it?

lol i guess maybe the scar isn't a concern for you

any pictures of it before you shaved it?
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:08 PM
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wow the scar looks extremely good

quick question, how are you gona hide your scar now that you have shaved it?

lol i guess maybe the scar isn't a concern for you

any pictures of it before you shaved it?
Hello savehair,
Yes, you are correct, the scar does not concern me much at this point. Sory I do not have any pictures of before I shaved my head. But the entire scar was well hidden by my two months of hair growth with the exception of a patch of shock loss just behind my right ear. This was actually one of the main factors that brought me to decide to shave my entire head. Which in turn, at this point anyway, will give my hair a chance to grow out evenly. Also, it will not take long for the hair to grow over it because of where I am in my recovery.
But on the other hand, I also wanted to give a chance for people to see just what a "good" donor scar looks like after two months. We often see pictures of scars just after surgery and a few days after the sutures are removed but we rarely see, if ever, what a scar looks like at the mid-recovery point because hair is grown over it. At least people can now see how well a donor area heals a few months after surgery. In the hands of a good HT surgeon, I think anyway, FUT transplant is a very feasible choice because the option of wearing a fairly short hair style is possible. Last year, before my second transplant, I used to shave my head down to a #4 without the scar in any way being visible. I foresee this same option in the near future once again.
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PS: I am also lucky that I can still wear a hat when I am in public so this also was a factor in shaving my head at this point in my recovery!
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Scar looks pretty good in close-up pics, but that is a nasty ass scar no matter what/who does it IMHO. You can cut your hair really short and it's not too noticeable, but bald just doesn't work. Kind of makes me sad when I see OK looking bald dudes to know that I will never be able to cut it (if I needed to) and be free with it and never worry about it again like them, but I just gotta remind myself that I do not look like those dudes bald.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:11 AM
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Scar looks pretty good in close-up pics, but that is a nasty ass scar no matter what/who does it IMHO. You can cut your hair really short and it's not too noticeable, but bald just doesn't work. Kind of makes me sad when I see OK looking bald dudes to know that I will never be able to cut it (if I needed to) and be free with it and never worry about it again like them, but I just gotta remind myself that I do not look like those dudes bald.
Hello bill283,
I personally tried to live with the shaved bald hair look for many years (off and on). It never felt right for me. I always preferred, at that time, having "some" hair instead of "no" hair. But I did always miss having hair on the top of my head. Now, I have a fair amount on the top and it looks natural. I could not be happier. I did not rush my decision to undergo hairtransplant surgery. I studied the technique for many years before choosing to have it done. The scar is just par for the course(whether one chooses FUT or FUE they both leave a mark). It was the end result I was after. And the result was and is great! But that was my decision. Everybody is different. The way I see it, and I tell this to people often, don't rush this decision because, just like all decisions we undertake in life, it comes with consequences. And it is those consequences we have to live with.
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:00 PM
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That is looking great!!
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